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 Career Information

What do I want to be when I am done school?

Explore the Assessments on Career Cruising Website,                                                                                Enter "Rutland" for the username and  "Voodoos" for the password

Visit  Alis for a wealth of information about planning your careers, identifying your interests and the job market

To do more self interest quizzes, and information about careers and training see: Can Learn

A website with personality quizzes, Blueprint, job searches and a resume builder visit: Job Bank (jobset.ca)​

For a fun personality test that may help you in planning your career, take this Career Test

To help you discover who you are and other career planning information see this interactive U of S site

What are the 9 Essential Skills to sucess in the workplace?  Check out these Skills Development Canada Site​

Featured Careers in BC and accross Canada go to Career TrekTravel along with Viviana and Brian as they trek over 8,200 km across B.C. and bring 61 careers to life!​


Where are the jobs?  What do they pay?

For information about careers and expected job prospects in the future check out this Work BC Labour Market Navigator

For help with exploring Careers see this  Work BC website.

To see the Government of BC link to  Labour Market of BC go here. 

For help with general career planning see this section of the Work BC Site:  Career Planning Tools 

For Job market trends, wages, explore careers,  and look for a job see: Working in Canada

A website with personality quizzes, Blueprint, job searches and a resume builder visit: Job Bank (jobset.ca)

To do more self interest quizzes, and information about careers and training see: Can Learn

To learn about Skills and Training for Students have a look at this great site.

To learn more about trades see: Discover Trades.com

To learn about the Ace It Program or the Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training

To read an on line magazine for youth about careers see this Career Options Mag ​

Service Canada, Kelowna Services Center- offers information regarding jobs and youth programs.


What skills do I have?  How can I build a resume?

Figure out what skills you have for resume building and other career planning information here  (manitobacareerdevelopment.ca​)

To do a Hollands Inventory of your work skills and interests check this out.

For more information about careers and the Hollands Codes see this:  iseek

To find out about all of your skills check this out:  Destination 2020

 Getting Help

Academic Support

For math and science help see the Khan Academy

Math practice quizzes​ and review 

Math and other topics Wolfram Alpha​


General wellness, crisis, stress, and mental health

The F.O.R.C.E​. Society for Kids' Mental Health 

A Crisis Center for youth - youthinbc.com

Kids Help Line

Youth Space BC annonmous chat, blog, find resources, get support

To connect to some self-help tools and support visit mindcheck.ca

A site with information on Surviving Teen Life

For information about positive body image go to bodysense  or teen health.

For quizzes and information about healthy living: Hi5 living.

For a site just for girls is: How to Chill.

To learn about peer pressure check out above the influence.

A website to help you  learn about critical issues affecting youth:  www.deal.org

B.C. Child and Youth Mental Health: Sites for Young People

Understanding Teen Mental Health

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre​ - a centre to help children, youth and families connect with resources

Chris Centre for BC Youth- get help or volunteer

Ministry of Children and Family development:  Child and Youth Mental Health

For information on  "Living Life to the Full"​ a new course to help adults get more out of  life, see the Kelowna branch​ of the Mental Health Associ. 


Anger Management Resources for Youth

Center for Young Women's Health:  Anger Management

Young Men's Health:  Anger Management

Heretohelp: Anger Management

Kids Health:  Information for Parents, Kids, and Teens

Psych Central ​is a resource on Mental Health Issues with quizzes and support information


Bullying, Abuse, and Violence and Crime

Now What ? ​ is a website about children and women experiencing abuse at home.

Websites to learn about bullying  or cyberbullying.

A site to learn about Youth against Violence towards women: Raise it Up.

Child Abuse Prevention: Helpline and Resources.

To learn about peer pressure check out above the influence.​

Elizabeth Fry Society offers counselling and education for youth who have experienced abuse /assault

Victim Link BC - Information and support for all victims of crime

Red Cross RespectED for relationship violence and bullying prevention education to youth.

Cybertip, Canadian Centre for Child Protection - Internet Crime Reporting

Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers.


Depression and Suicide

To help with dealing with depression​ this site has some interesting facts and ways to help yourself or your friends.

Thinking About Suicide?  Read This informative document. 

On line source for Youth Suicide Prevention

Your Life Counts: On Line Life Line

To go to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention go to casp.ca

Psych Central:​ Information on Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

For Youth at Risk of Suicide

Self Injury in Youth network of helplines, resources and web links

To find more information to learn more about youth that may be suicidal see the Canadian Mential Health Association

The Center for Suicide Prevention​

The Canadian Health Network


Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Gambling

To learn about substances visit teens and drug use, or talk to frank.

For some quizzes and facts on tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and gambling see this AADAC site.

To see the Council on Drug Abuse site for Information about drugs see Coda.

To find out about Narcotics Anonymous and where to find meetings see this NA site.

Here to Help: Helpline for Substance Use and Mental Health Information

How do know if someone is a drug addict see this document.

To learn about smoking see this: smoking sucks. or Quit Now

To visit Health Canada's site for support for quitting smoking and tobacco see this.

Resources for gambling concerns go to knowdice or youth gambling or lucky day.

To learn more about what an Alcoholics is and how the family can help see this AA site.

ARC Programs, with youth and family supports

BC Drug and Poison Information Centre.

MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Driving


Sexual Health & Sexuality

For education regarding sexual health and birth control see options for sexual health.

How do I know if I am ready for sex?  Check out this Sexuality and You​ website.  This site also has information on birth control, sti's and sexual health information for Canadians. 

Sexual and Reproductive Health - Interior Health

Interior Health links for youth 

Rutland Health Centre​

Smart Sex Resource, Center for Disease Control

Gay Okanagan Pride organization and Gay Okanagan Network for youth

PFLAG Canada - support, information for anyone with questions about sexual orientation and or gender.

QMUNITY - PrideLine offering support for youth.


Just for Women & Girls

Kelowna Women's Shelter for shelter and counselling for women and children.

New Opportunities For Women offering support and shelter to women.​

For a site just for girls is: How to Chill.


FOR LINKS TO LOCAL SUPPORT AGENCIES

Boys and Girls Club of Rutland for counselling, support, shelter, and employment assistance.

Kelowna Family Center for child, youth, and family counselling and services.

Kelowna Food Bank.

Interior Health links for youth 

Rutland Health Centre

Reach Out Youth Counselling and Family Services

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society Youth and family support for Aboriginal  and Non Aboriginal Peoples

ARC Programs, with youth and family supports

Designated Driver Dads - getting youth home safely

Kelowna WYCA-WMCA.

Big Brothers and Sisters of the Okanagan

The Bridge Youth and Family Services, offers support to families to build healthy relationships within families

Kelowna Regional Transit System.


LINKS TO PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL SUPPORT WEBSITES

Health Link BC

BC Drug and Poison Information Centre.

Kelowna Metis Community Services of BC

BC Council for Families for educational resources and to connect on line.

Bereavement Helpline

Public Health Agency of Canada​


SUPPORTS AT RUTLAND SENIOR SECONDARY

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor: 

Kiera Kneller Kiera.Kneller@sd23.bc.ca or www.arcprograms.com  250 763-2977       


Coaching program offered by REACH OUT: Youth Counselling and Family Services: Karin S. Leggatt kleggatt@shaw.ca or call 250-763-78792​                                                                    

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 Students can see their counsellor with any questions they have about connecting with Kiera or Karin


 Please direct any feedback or problems with this site to Susan Smith at Susan.Smith@sd23.bc.ca