Virtual Guidance Office

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Welcome to St. Isidore Virtual School's online guidance office. The aim of this page is to connect students to academic and mental health resources and support as well as to continue to build upon and strengthen our school community. We encourage students and parents/guardians to check this page regularly for updated information. 

St. Isidore Student Resources

Graduating Students

Resource Link 
OSAP Applications are now open. Ontario has launched applications for the 2020-21 Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for full-time students. Students can now apply to the OSAP program for the 2020-21 school year for help with their post secondary education costs. How to Apply for OSAP 

Students who have questions about OSAP or the OSAP application can contact the Financial Aid Office at the college or university they are attending, or plan to attend.
April 2 Update - Please click on the link to the right to read an important update about the extension of school closures and how that may affect graduating students. The letter includes information about Community Service Hours and the Ontario Literacy Course.  STAHS - April 2 Update
2020 Scholarship and Bursaries Application
*Please note the KACL bursary has been added to this booklet and can be found on Page 7 
Click here for the application package


How to Apply for Scholarships and Bursaries


Virtual Tours - Are you interested in taking a tour of a college or university from your living room? This website has tours and information broken down by province. A fantastic resource for your post-secondary planning!
https://blog.studentlifenetwork.com/2020/03/25/virtual-tours-campus-student-guide/

General Student Resources

Resource Link 
Self-Care 101 - Self-care is an important part of wellness. Take time and discover what helps you to feel good and recharge.
Self-Care 101 
Youth How to Cope - Tips for helping your youth children cope during this time of uncertainty. Youth How to Cope
Child How to Cope - Tips for helping your younger children cope during this time of uncertainty. Child How to Cope

Are you feeling anxious, worried or sad?

Please know that help is still out there and although some face-to-face services are on hold for everyone’s safety, local services are still available via telephone, or virtually using your computer or tablet. Here is a list of resources you can access for support in Kenora and on-line 24/7. 

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

Local Support

 Organization    Contact Number
 FIREFLY Offering services by phone and virtually using your computer or tablet. The intake line is still processing referrals from individuals and service providers.
1-833-696-5437
WAASEGIIZHIG NANAANDAWE’IYEWIGAMIG
Please use this number to contact any WNHAC service provider or location. Cultural coordinators are available.   1-888-699-6422
NWHU Clinic www.nwhu.on.ca
(807) 407-4503
LWDH Community Programs Services available via phone, including adult mental health (16+) and addictions (ages 12+). http://www.lwdh.on.ca/
(807) 467-3575
Kenora Chiefs Advisory Crisis Services: 407-2751
Mental Health and Addictions: 407-5236
kenorachiefs.ca

(807) 407-3077
Sunset Country Family Health Team Phone: 
English - (807) 444-2219
Anishinaabemowin – (807)464-3588
Info: 
- If you need help finding food, the COVID Hot-line can help you get connected to the right organization. 
 (807) 444-2219
CMHA-K (16 AND UP) Office is closed until further notice. Services are still available via phone. 
Website: www.cmhak.on.ca
Email: office@cmhak.on.ca

(807) 468-1838
Kenora Youth Wellness Hub If you have general questions about their closure, please contact Jackie Franck at 1-807-407-1690. Youth Navigation services: 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
Email: kenorayouthhub@gmail.com
(807) 407-2751
KCDSB Mental Health Team If you were receiving Mental Health Services at your school this year (2019/2020) and would like to continue with Melissa, Amy, Natasha or Jillian then please contact Sue Devlin @ sdevlin@kcdsb.on.ca. If you were not seeing someone but you think you need support now, please do not hesitate to reach out and we’ll help you find what you need. 

sdevlin@kcdsb.on.ca 
Kenora Association for Community Living Services still being delivered to our community and existing clients. Refer to KACL’s Facebook page for activities and information. 
Website: www.kacl.ca

 (807) 467-5225
SPACE Kenora Building is currently closed but weekly projects and activities will be posted to their Facebook page. Call/text/email/Facebook message or DM if you need to talk. 
 (807) 464-4918
Kenora Sexual Assault Centre Website: https://www.kenorasexualassaultcentre.ca/  1-800-565-6161
Women's Place Kenora Building closed until further notice. If you need someone to talk to please call (807) 468-9095.
Website: https://womensplacek.wordpress.com/

 (807) 468-9095

Online Support

 Organization Contact
Kids Help Phone Website: kidshelpphone.ca
Text CONNECT to 686868 Phone: 1-800-668-6868
The Kids Help Phone has resources specific to supporting children during COVID-19. Visit the link above to access resources, as well as many other resources for youth-related to mental health and well-being. 

 
 Big White Wall (age 16+)  Website: Bigwhitewall.ca 
Access 24/7 free online mental health support in a safe, anonymous community. No referral needed.
 Jack.org Access the site for information on supporting your mental health during a global pandemic, including https://jack.org/Stories/Our-mental-health-during-COVID-19.
Hope for Wellness Website: https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Mind Your Mind Website: https://mindyourmind.ca/
Mental health and well-being resources available for ages 14-29. 

Be There by Jack Website: https://bethere.org/Home
Find guidance on how to be there for a friend who may be struggling with their mental health

School Mental Health Ontario Website: https://smho-smso.ca/
School Mental Health Ontario is a multidisciplinary team focused on student mental health. The website provides excellent resources and tips for parents/families, students, and educators to help support their mental health and the well-being of others. 


Are you in need of food?

Organization Contact 
Ne-Chee Friendship Centre Phone: 807-407-1442 
Email: aces@nechee.org or healthybabies@nechee.org Facebook message Ne-Chee Friendship Center 
Information: 
- Emergency Food Hampers – The food bank is now available for anyone in the Kenora area during the covid-19 Pandemic. 
- Delivery to doorsteps
- Intake must be completed
- Requests made by Tuesday @ 4pm will be delivered same week. 
Ontario Native Women's Association Phone: 1-800-667-0816
Website: www.onwa.ca
Minto Resource Centre Phone: (807) 468-3161
Information:
- The center is currently closed but a worker is there if you ring the doorbell or call ahead of time and the worker can provide you with coupons for milk, bread and eggs 
Salvation Army Phone: (807) 468-8452
Website: salvationarmy.ca
Information: 
- Food bank is open and helping new and existing clients as they can with food hampers and clothing
- Please phone ahead and no financial questions are being asked 
Rotary Club of Kenora's Nutrition on Weekends Program Call/Text Marnie Buffet @ (807) 466-1363.
 

Community Shelter Support

 Organization Contact
Kenora Emergency Shelter Phone: 468-5440
After Hours phone number: 467-1270
Information:
- Continuing to offer emergency overnight shelter.
 Saakaate House (Women's Shelter) Phone: 468-4415 to connect with our mental health therapist
Phone: 407-5745 for Transitional Housing Support
Or Phone: 468-5491 to reach Resident Counsellors
Website: www.wssh.ca

Other Community Resources

 Organization Contact
Anishinaabe Abinooji Child and Family Services
Phone: (807) 468-6224
Website: www.aafs.ca
Information: 
- Buildings and offices are currently closed 
- Services still being provided via phone
 Kenora Rainy River Child and Family Services Phone: 467-5437
Website: www.krrcfs.ca
Information: 
- Buildings and offices are currently closed
- Services still being provided via phone


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