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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.


Canada Career Information Partnership. A Career Development Resource for Parents: Helping parents explore the role of coach and ally. 2006. Online:  (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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