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Guidance News

Ontario Student Assistance Program OSAP

Jan 10, 2017

If your child is currently in Grade 12, you should know that applications are now open for college and university programs. The last date for university applications is January 11th. College applications for the fall term should be submitted before February 1st.

Your child may benefit from financial assistance for post secondary education from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). As part of the most significant reform of student assistance in North America, the government of Ontario is removing the financial barriers to attending college or university. 

If your family income is under $50,000, your child’s tuition is covered. Even if you earn more, the new OSAP is still there to help with generous grants that will make sending your child to college or university more affordable.

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has launched a new online calculator to help students and their families find out quickly and easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from the province. We encourage you to find out more at  http://www.ontario.ca/osap


The Guidance Department is overseen by Mr. Walker. He is supported by Mrs. Maxemuck, the guidance secretary. Students are also able to access the Youth Counsellor and the Public Health Nurse through the Guidance Department.  

The Guidance Department provides a range of services to students and parents: program planning, course selection, information for college and university, volunteer opportunities, transcripts, information about scholarships and awards, are some examples.

We are located in the school library. Students needing to see a counsellor are encouraged to come by and make an appointment.  Students may also request an appointment with the Youth Counsellor or Public Health Nurse.  All appointments are scheduled by Mrs. Maxemuck.

Potential graduates and parents are encouraged to check here often for the latest information on college and university visits, important dates, and graduation information.

How to Contact Us

Mrs. Laurie Maxemuck - Secretary
905 835 1186 ext 64214

Mr. Barclay Walker - Head of Guidance
905 835 1186 ext 64222