The DHS Guidance Department is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The office is located in the southeast corner of the DHS Student Square (next to the library)
Counsellors help students learn to appreciate and know themselves, get along with others, develop appropriate education plans and explore all career opportunities. When providing help, the counsellors respect and appreciate each individual’s differences. Even though teachers attend to these special needs, the counsellors have special training to ensure that students benefit from accurate and up-to-date information, and receive sympathetic direction and support.
There is a Firefly counsellor on-site 4 days per week plus Mental Health and Addictions Nurses from the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Other services are available on an as needed basis.
Phone: 807-223-2316 Fax: 807-223-2380
Guidance Department Staff:
Caroline Taylor – Administrative Assistant – ext. 232
Mr. Jamie Oltsher – DHS student Counsellor – ext. 227
Ms Cynthia Seitz – DHS student Counsellor – ext. 231
Ms Colleen Knipping – Firefly Counsellor – ext 341
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT:
Northwest Employment Works (NEW) is an Employment Ontario Assessment Centre offering a wide range of resources, supports and service components to respond to the employment needs and careers of individuals.
Youth focused programs are listed here: