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Guidance counsellors

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Guidance counsellors are professionals who offer academic, career, university/college or postsecondary, social advice, and guidance to children in Grades K through 12. A guidance counsellor is employed with a school board, elementary or secondary school. Key activities include providing guidance to students on personal and learning-related issues. A major emphasis is post-secondary education and training choices with a minor emphasis on school-to-work related issues.

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Canada Career Information Partnership. A Career Development Resource for Parents: Helping parents explore the role of coach and ally. 2006. Online: http://www.ccdf.ca/ccdf/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/a_career_development_resource_for_parents_e.pdf  (Retrieved on May 27, 2014)

Shepard, Blythe C. and Priya S. Mani, “Career Development for Students.” In Blythe C. Shepard and Priya S. Mani (editors). Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism. Toronto: Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), 2014, p.356.

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