• General

    Counselling

    Students and parents are welcome to contact a counsellor at any time. Students can counsellors by dropping in as needed, by making an appointment in the Counselling area, by phoning 250-655-2700, or by emailing a counsellor directly.


    Services Include:

    • Individual counselling on any personal issues
    • Crisis intervention
    • Education and support with mental health challenges
    • Encouragement to set personal and life goals and obtain the skills necessary to achieve them
    • Liaising with community resources
    • Referral to outside agencies


    Gary Choo

    Mr. Gary Choo
    gchoo@sd63.bc.ca

    • Counsellor and International Advisor
    • Grade 9-12 Academic Planning
    • Graduation Track International Students
    • Post-Secondary Admission and Program Planning
    • Scholarships

    Ms. Shirley Elm
    selm@sd63.bc.ca

    • Counsellor
    • Grade 9-12 Academic Planning
    • Short Term International Students
    • Grade 9 Transition
    • Vital Youth Club

    Ms. Jackie Rioux
    jrioux@sd63.bc.ca

    • Counsellor
    • Grade 9-12 Academic Planning
    • Grade 9 Transition
    • Vital Youth Club

    Roger Young

    Mr. Roger Young
    ryoung@sd63.bc.ca

    • Youth and Family Counsellor
    • Grade 9 Transition
    • QSA Club
    • Musicians Undercover


    Resources


    Urgent:
    • Vancouver Island Crisis Line: Call 1-888-484-3888 any time of the day, text (250-800-3806) and chat (www.vicrisis.ca) available from 6pm to 10pm everyday
    • Kids Help Phone and Chat: Call 1-800-668-6868 any time of the day, chat available Wednesday to Sunday from 3pm to 11pm at www.kidshelpphone.ca

    For Students:
    • Youthspace: Text (778-783-0177) and chat (youthspace.ca) available from 6pm to midnight everyday
    • Youth in BC: Chat available from noon to 1am everyday at youthinbc.com
    • Mind Check: Information on mental health topics and links to resources need2.ca
    • Here to Help: Mental health and substance use information available in multiple languages www.heretohelp.bc.ca
    • Victoria Youth Clinic: Confidential health care for youth aged 12 to 24 years old, open for drop-in appointments Monday to Thursday from 11am to 5pm www.victoriayouthclinic.ca
    • ERASE Bullying: Information on bullying and reporting tool to report bullying in schools www.erasebullying.ca

    For Parents:
    • Saanich Child and Youth Mental Health: Intake for mental health services, drop-in available 250-952-5073
    • Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health: Intake for mental health services 250-952-4073
    • Beacon Community Services: Health, children and family, training and employment, recreation, housing and volunteer services www.beaconcs.ca
    • Island Parent: Local, online community for parents islandparent.ca
    • The FORCE: Society for kids' mental health www.forcesociety.com
    • 1Up: Victoria single parent resource centre www.singleparentvictoria.ca
    • Victoria Medical Society: Listings for walk-in clinics and family doctors accepting new patients www.victoriamedicalsociety.org

    For more information about course selection, click here.
    For more information about the Career Centre, click here.
    For more information about the Saanich International Student Program (SISP), click here.