For youth aged 12-18.
Children age 12 and older may legally take part in counselling without their parents’ knowledge or consent. While we generally agree to meet in private first with youth who make this request, we also look for ways to involve parents.
Counsellors can meet with youth at school during class, lunch or recess, in our offices, or elsewhere in the community. The youth and the counsellor decide when and for how long they wish to meet, what they will talk about, and when they will finish. These conversations are confidential except when the safety of the youth or others is at risk.
Youth may contact us here or by asking a Guidance Counsellor or the Principal to call us. We are funded to serve youth to age 18, and help connect older youth with the adult system.