As we quickly move towards the end of a school year unlike any other, we wanted to reach out to all of you. We have all, in some capacity, become accustomed to connecting with each other distantly via Google Classroom, email, phone calls, etc. We have all done our best to adapt and to connect as a school community. 

We are also mindful, however, that as the end of the school year approaches, those connections will also end. For some, the transition to summer may be very natural. For others, though, not having that school connection may be difficult. As such, we wanted to remind you of the community connections that will still be available for you and/or your families. 

Be well, take care of yourself and each other and we look forward to reconnecting with you in the 2020-2021 school year.

WRDSB Resources for Parents and Students:

Parent and Caregiver Mental Health

Student Mental Health 

Front Door: Access for Mental Health Services for Children, Youth and Families:
1770 King St. E., Kitchener, 519-749-2932

Carizon Family and Community Services 
400 Queen St, S., Kitchener, 519-743-6333

Grand River Hospital
835 King St, W., Kitchener, 519-742-3611  

  • Visit the Emergency room if safety is at all a concern (thoughts of suicide/self-harm concerns)
  • Available 24/7 
  • Provides phone support including crisis support for individuals. Call them at 1-844-437-3247

If you are not in crisis but are looking for support, local services agencies listed below have adjusted to providing services via telephone or online sessions.

Interfaith Counselling Centre:
(519) 662-3092. Office hours are 9 am-5 pm Monday to Friday

Woolwich Counselling Centre:  
65 Memorial Ave, Elmira, 519-669-8651 or email

KW Counselling
480 Charles St. E., Kitchener, 519-884-0000 

Qualia Counselling:
The Boardwalk, Waterloo, 1-844-380-3228

Shalom Counselling Services:  
9 Avondale Ave. S. Waterloo, 519-886-9690 is an online resource that can help find local community supports 

Text services:

ONTX Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services (available 2pm-2am EST) – Text 258258

Crisis Services Canada (available 4pm-12am EST) – Text ‘START’ to 45645

*NEW* Ontario COVID-19 Mental Health Network – A network of licensed psychotherapists facilitating free mental health services via telephone for Ontario COVID-19 healthcare providers on the frontlines. To request support through this network, visit and click the ‘request support’ button.