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School Counselling Services

The primary goal of school counselling services is to enhance and promote student achievement. These services are designed to provide supports and resources to students, to their families, and to staff. School counsellors provide a continuum of preventative, developmental, and intervention services within the school setting and facilitate referrals to community resources. The school counsellor is an integral member of the school-based Student Support Team.

The school counsellor’s role includes:

  • individual and group counselling to support mental health needs;
  • guidance education in the areas of personal/social, academic, and career development;
  • school-based consultation, planning and coordination within and beyond the school setting.

In the Winnipeg School Division, over 80 school counsellors are employed at a variety of elementary and secondary schools.

Jón Olafson
Student Services Consultant
Prince Charles Education Resource Centre
1075 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3E 0J7
Phone: 204-788-0203  Ext: 101317  Fax: 204-772-3911
E-mail: jolafson@wsd1.org  Twitter: @jon_olafson

The Student Services Consultant provides support and leadership in the areas of mental health promotion and interventions, school counselling services, social emotional learning, restorative practices, and developing safe schools initiatives.

Ongoing assistance for counsellors within WSD is provided through orientation sessions, professional development, resources, and individual and group support.



The Mental Health of Manitoba's Children - Report

Manitoba Education: School Counselling


Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association: School Counsellor Chapter


Manitoba School Counsellors’ Association


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