Working with Diverse Populations
- A Guide for GSAs
- Diversity and Human Rights Resources
- Promoting Success with Arab Students
- PRISM Toolkit for Safe and Caring Discussions about sexual and gender minorities
- Safe Spaces Brochure
- Safe Spaces Poster
- Fiction and non-fiction resources for k-12 schools
- Supporting Transgender and transsexual students in K-12 schools
- Teaching immigrant Somali children – resources for success
- Working with Immigrant Students
- Working with South-Sudanese Immigrant Students
Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling
- Informed Consent and Records Management: Published by the Alberta Teachers Association Guidance Council for Alberta school counsellor’s use
- Manitoba Sourcebook for School Guidance and Counselling Services: A Comprehensive and Developmental Approach
- Nova Scotia Handbook for Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling
- “Return to Learn” – At Risk Drug Intervention Support (ARDIS)
An in-school suspension and intervention program for students suspended for drug or alcohol possession or consumption while at school Developed by: Melinda McNie, W.P. Wagner School, Edmonton Public School Board
- The Mental Health Commission of Canada: This site provides information that assists in supporting the mental health of children and youth. It also provides links to the Evergreen Foundation: A Child and Mental Health Framework for Canada.
- The PRISM toolkit was created to help teachers promote safe and supportive classroom discussions about sexual minorities and gender variance. PRISM is an acronym for “Professionals Respecting and supporting Individual Sexual Minorities.”
- Just in Time, the newsletter of the Diversity, Equity and Human Rights (DEHR) Committee of the Alberta Teachers’ Association
- Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling– is a charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development.
Scroll down on these web pages to access help with Health and CALM and cross curricular resources
- Alberta Programs of Study & Alberta Education Learning and Teaching Resources
- Alberta Education Health/Career and Life Management
- AADAC’s school-based resources for youth are directly linked to the Alberta Education Curriculum Outcomes for Health and Life Skills, as well as English Language Arts, Social Studies and Drama. These resources can help you plan and deliver quality lessons supporting the Alberta curriculum for grades 3 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12, at the same time delivering effective prevention messages to youth.
- Sexualityandu.ca: A Canadian web site that is devoted to providing credible and reliable information about topics related to sexuality education and information.
- Stress Lessons How to Learn and Deal with Stress: Resource for Grades 4-6 classrooms written in collaboration with the Psychology Foundation
- Social Smarts: Privacy, The Internet and You: Graphic novel helps youth navigate online privacy risks
- AnxietyBC: Works with experts to increase awareness, promote education and improve access to current, evidence based resources on anxiety.
Safe and Caring Schools Schools
- The Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Character Education, Conflict Management, and Respecting Diversity
The Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities seeks to prevent bullying and violence by supporting the development of positive social, emotional and moral development among children, youth and the adult role models in their lives.
- Provincial Government website for Safe and Caring Schools
- S-Team Heroes: An online game for children that teaches ways to address bullying behaviour.
- b-free: A site for youth containing first-hand accounts of people who have overcome bullying, resources, facts, quizzes and links to other bullying prevention sites.
- Bully Free Alberta: A site where adults can learn what to do if a child in their life is a victim or witness of bullying, or exhibiting bullying behaviour.
- The Government of Alberta’s Bullying Helpline, at 1-888-456-2323, is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone struggling with bullying.
- The Alberta Education program guide: The Heart of the Matter: Character and Citizenship Education in Alberta Schools, can be downloaded from this site.
- ToBecomeaTeacher: Preventing Bullying and Cyberbullying: Aims to establish preventative measures to protect students from bullying and cyber bullying.
- The Government of Alberta Parent Link Centre helps you to help your child by providing information and support for parents and caregivers on how to assist with your child’s learning, development and health.
- First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada: The purpose of the Caring Society is to promote the well being of all First Nations children, youth, families and communities with a particular focus on the prevention of, and response to, child maltreatment.
- The Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities.
- Family Education Network is a commercial site where parents find practical guidance, grade-specific information about their children’s school experience, strategies to get involved with their children’s learning, free email newsletters, and fun and entertaining family activities.
- Kids Have Stress Too!: Ideas, tips, and strategies for parents of preschoolers
- Kids Can Cope: Parenting resilient children at home and school resource
Career/ Course Transfer Websites
- What Works: Career-Building Strategies for People From Diverse Groups :This unique counselling manual provides client-driven, strength-based approaches and effective strategies for counsellors who work with particular groups. Included are statistics, terminology, history and legislation related to the specific groups. An endnote section with links to online references is also in each chapter.
- Student Learning—Career Planner: The SLCP provides a centralized location for junior and senior high school students to summarize, on an ongoing basis, their career planning activities and to reflect on those activities in terms of future learning plans. The SLCP can stand alone but can also complement the development of a personal career portfolio.
- Contact Point is a practitioner-driven, Canadian website dedicated to providing multi-sectoral career development practitioners and career counsellors with career resources, learning and networking.
- Career Cruising
- Known as ALIS, Government of Alberta’s on-line source for career, learning and employment information and services.
- ALIS Occupational Profiles
- Alberta government website for apprenticeship and industry training
- Service Canada (federal government) National Career and Education Planning Tool includes ability quizzes and descriptions of a wide variety of occupations
- SchoolFinder: Find information on more than 1,700 universities, colleges and career colleges in Canada, including admission requirements, costs, programs and contact details.
- My Choices, My Work, My Life: A new resource on making decisions about work and life.
- New videos that take students inside Alberta occupations
- Help international students determine which credits transfer to Alberta schools: International Education Guides
Guidance/Counselling/Psychology and Related Organizations
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association http://www.ccacc.ca/
- College of Alberta Psychologists http://www.cap.ab.ca
- Psychologists Association of Alberta http://www.psychologistsassociation.ab.ca/
- Alberta Special Education Council http://www.specialeducation.ab.ca/
- BC School Counsellors http://www.bcschoolcounsellor.com/
- Manitoba School Counsellors http://www.msca.mb.ca/
- Nova Scotia School Counsellors http://nssca.nstu.ca/default.asp?mn=1.2
- Ontario School Counsellors www.osca.ca/
- Saskatchewan Guidance and Counselling Association http://ssc.stf.sk.ca/ssca/ssca.html
- FACT-ALBERTA The Federation of Associations of Counselling Therapists in Alberta http://www.fact-alberta.org/
Other Support Services
- Curious to know what happens when you call to report abuse? Visit the Alberta Human Service website to understand the process
- Venture Academy: Residential treatment program for troubled teens
*Please note, additions to this section do not indicate Alberta Teachers Association endorsement. This section is created based on requests and suggestions from counsellors. Please use your professional discretion when investigating resources for your practice.