Guidance Appointments

Please note that the process for booking an appointment and the nature of those appointments has changed. Due to efforts to limit contacts throughout the school day, virtual meetings and phone calls will take precedence over in-person appointments. 


Google meets and phone calls are the only option for our OCVSS learners to meet with their guidance counsellor. 

Google meets and phone calls: Students will schedule these appointments on the days that they are learning at home rather than in-school.

In-person appointments will be arranged in some circumstances but only after a phone call or Google meet. In-person appointments will only be held on days when the student is at school with their cohort.  

Urgent matters (ie a risk to your or someone’s safety) - on an in-school day, alert your teacher and they will contact Guidance for you. On a home day, call the Guidance Office at 613-832-2773 X2015 during regular school hours (8am to 2pm). Outside of these hours, access 24/7 crisis support at: 613-260-2360 or toll-free at 1-877-377-7775.


How to Make an Appointment

Appointments for a virtual meeting or phone call can be made through beginning Wednesday, September 23 via the links below:

Last names A - Gn

Mr. John McDougall                                           

Last names Go - Ni  

Ms. Jennifer Ashton                                  

Last names Nj - Z

Ms. Carmel Dickson Rothwell                


Please see link below for the Counselling and Community Services Calenda

The Zone

>>>> CST Fall 2020 Calendar - final.pdf <<<<


Community Student and Family Resources

  • Crisis Lines: Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (24 hrs)
  • Ottawa Distress Centre 613-238-3311 (24 hrs)
  • Mental Health Crisis Line 613-722-6914 (24 hrs)
  • Youth Space -Feeling depressed online text and chat
  • Youth Service Bureau - YSB - Mobile crisis team 613-562-3004 (7 days a week, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line for Eastern Ontario - 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) Crisis Chat website: (Thursday to Sunday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Need Help Now: information for youth who have been impacted by inappropriate posting of sexual pictures/video by their peers. The website includes practical steps for youth to regain control over the situation:
  • Other Resources: Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre - the WOCRC provides youth programs, parenting workshops, information, counselling and support in times of crisis Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services - 613-724-4881, The Youth Line - Ontario's provincial LGBT peer support and information line 1-800-268-9688 or
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health -
  • The following website is an excellent source of information regarding mental health and family crisis -
  • Terrace Wellness Centre:  Affordable Counselling Program         
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