Booking an Appointment with Your Guidance Counsellor
NOTE: Due to Public Health Protocols, only students and school staff are allowed in schools, so only students may book an appointment with their counsellor face to face at this time. If you are a parent/guardian and need to speak with a counsellor, please email them directly.
News & Events
Cape Breton University - Future Student Month
Join CBU for our first ever Virtual Future Student Month!
By attending you will be able to:
1. Learn about our dynamic academic programs and unmatched student supports
2. Connect with current CBU students, faculty and alumni
3. Apply for free during the whole month of November (with use of promo code)
4. Have the chance to win prizes!
November 2-8 is Academic Program Week
November 9-15 is Student Supports Week
November 16-22 is Campus Life/Transfer Week
November 23-29 is Connect with a Recruiter Week
Pre-register here by November 1 for a chance to win a MacBook Air!
B. Davis Scholarship
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2021.
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
There is no age restriction
Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
Click the link below to read about them and to apply for their scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
Their website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.
The deadline for applications is May 22, 2021
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to apply: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
IWK Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship
Offered to Maritime Students continuing their education at a Maritime post-secondary institution (college or university) in a field that will enhance research and/or innovation in health care.
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Post-Secondary Virtual Visits & Info Sessions
Cape Breton University Zoom Meeting - October 23 10:00 am or 2:00pm - visit the Class of 2021 Google Classroom for the zoom link and passcode.
University of King's College Virtual Open House - October 25 1:00-12:30 or 5:00-6:30 - To learn more or to register click here.
Mount Saint Vincent University Virtual Open House - November 3 6:00-8:00pm - Click here to register.
Acadia University Atlantic Bubble In-Person Open House
Book a time on November 12th or 13th to meet. Not able to go in person? There will also be a Virtual Open House on November 14. Click the here for more information.
University of PEI Virtual Information Sessions - Register at the preferred date linked below.
October 22 @ 6pm upei.ca/october22
November 4 @ 6pm upei.ca/november04
December 5 @ 10am and 6pm upei.ca/december05
Dal Virtual Open House
November 7 - Click here for more information and to register.
House of Commons Page Program
Have an interest in government? Apply for the House of Commons Page Program. Work at the heart of Canada's democracy with students from across the country.
Flexible work hours to accommodate your class schedule, an attractive salary, new friendships, your travel costs paid at the start and end of your contract, work in an iconic setting and get special access to key events.
Deadline to apply is: November 8
2020-2021 Constituency Youth Council
The Constituency Youth Council is a volunteer opportunity in your community for youth. The program runs during the school year until June and allows youth to have their voice heard on policy issues facing Canada. This program is their chance to learn about Canada’s political process and most importantly, get involved in your community. CYC 2020-2021 applications are now open.
TD Community Scholarship
Applications for students starting college or university starting in September 2021 are now open. Submit your application by Friday, November 13, 2020.
Value: Up to $70,000
For more details on the TD Community Scholarship visit the website:
To be eligible you must:
- Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.
- Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
-Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
- Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.
Amount: Renewable for up to four years, with a total value of $100,000
How to apply: There are TWO ways you can apply for this scholarship
1. Direct Pool - A direct pool application is one that is submitted without school sponsorship. There is no limit to the number of direct pool applicants from a single school, therefore, if you have not been chosen by the school to be sponsored, you will apply through this pool.
Direct Pool Deadline: October 22, 2020 (before 8:00PM Eastern Time)
2. Sponsorship - A sponsored application is one that is nominated by the school.
Each Canadian high school may sponsor applications for up to three students. In order to be considered for sponsorship you must submit a printed DRAFT of your online application to the guidance office no later than Friday October 2nd, 2020 (before 3:45pm). Our team will review the applications and notify the successful candidates the following week.
The Sponsored Pool Deadline: October 15th, 2020 (before 8:00PM Eastern Time).
Here is the link to the application https://apply.loranscholar.ca/candidate_profiles/new
NOTE: When you start the application you will be asked if you are applying to the direct pool OR sponsored by (or seeking sponsorship from) my school. It does not matter what one you choose because you can return to this page at any time and change your selection before you submit your application. We suggest that ONLY students who are selected by the school, check the sponsored (or seeking sponsorship from) my school, before you submit the final application.
See links below for more pertinent information about the scholarship.
If you have any questions please book an online appointment to talk to your guidance counsellor.
Saint Mary's University Information
This just in from SMU!
Students can also register for our weekly webinars at smu.ca/webinars which will cover information such as important dates, programs, and what to know before applying. Any student who would like more info on specific programs and key dates can also register at www.smu.ca/signup.
Any questions, please book an online appointment with your guidance counsellor.
Interested in attending UNB?
See below to take advantage of number of ways you get information and connect with the school by visiting: unb.ca/futurestudents
Set up a one-on-one meeting: https://www.unb.ca/admissions/connect-with-a-recruiter.html
Speak with one of our recruiters via phone call or video chat. Students get to choose if they would like to meet for 15 or 30 minutes, as well as the date and time that best fits their schedule!
Book a virtual campus tour: https://www.unb.ca/admissions/book-a-campus-tour/index.html
Join one of our tour guides for an in-depth view of UNB Fredericton or UNB Saint John. Interested in a specific program or faculty? We’ll personalize the tour just for you.
Attend a virtual event: https://www.unb.ca/admissions/recruitment-events/index.html
We have an entire lineup of brand-new events happening online this fall, including our Virtual Open House in November. Remember, you will have to RSVP in advance in order to get the link.
Sign up for fast-track admissions: https://www.unb.ca/admissions/recruitment-events/index.html#fasttrack
No need to wait to hear if you have been accepted to a program. Complete an application and submit a transcript at least 24 hours before any virtual event and we’ll give you a personal phone call with the result.
IWK and Community Health Virtual Programs
An Introduction to Parenting Your Teenager
An introductory session to help you better understand your teen and how their brain works, practice
skills to improve communication and help your family run more smoothly.
Tuesday — October 13 9:30 – 11:00 am
Thursday — December 10 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Register by phone at 902-460-4560
Make the Most of Your Time in University or College
The Transitions Book, is a beneficial guide that helps students to make the most of their time in university and college. Development of this resource was led by Dr. Stan Kutcher.
Transitions is a collection of evidence based information, tips, tools and techniques that address the challenges and opportunities that may arise when students encounter new experiences, responsibilities and increased independence. The guide covers how to deal with financial pressures, new living situations, time management and dealing with stress in a healthy way. It also deals with the subjects of mental health and addictions, suicide, sexuality and developing healthy relationships. Transitions helps students identify if they, or someone they know, are experiencing mental health challenges and where to go for help.
Transcripts for Nova Scotia Universities and NSCC
Students applying to a Nova Scotia University or NSCC no longer need to request their printed high school transcript. When you apply online and give them your student number, they will automatically be able to access your high school in progress transcript and your final transcript upon graduation.
Current students applying outside of Nova Scotia will still need to sign up in guidance for a paper copy of their transcript. Transcripts are printed Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year.
Parent Post-Secondary Presentation
Gr. 9 Course Selection Information
Parents/Guardians, if you missed the grade 9 course selection presentation, you can view the presentation below.
Gr. 10 & 11 Course Selection Information
Parents/Guardians, if you missed the grade 10 & 11 course selection presentation, you can view the presentation below.