Our Services

Student Services at West Carleton Secondary School consists of guidance counsellors, an office assistant and guidance technician. We are supported by a school psychologist and social worker.

We are also fortunate to have the support of counsellors from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, the West Ottawa Community Resource Centre and the Early Intervention Program. 

We are available to assist students with education, career and personal counselling. Student Services houses a wide selection of resources for post-secondary education including universities, colleges and apprenticeships. In addition, we have resources on local community agencies to support our students.

The Guidance Team

Guidance Counsellors:

Students with surnames starting with:

A - Gn Mr. McDougall ext. 2013

Go - Ni Ms. Ashton ext. 2011

Nj - Z Ms. Dickson Rothwell ext. 2012

Office Assistants/Guidance Technicians:

Mrs Donnelly ext. 2015 /Guidance and Mrs Zobarich ext. 2014 /Guidance

For general information  -
Please note this email is NOT monitored by the Guidance Counsellors and is only monitored M-F during regular office hours. It is not monitored on any school breaks ie) Holiday break, long weekends, March break or Summer Break

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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