School Supports

  • Attendance counselling – trying to discover reasons behind student absenteeism and strategize possible solutions
  • Address and dialogue with students regarding any behavioural issues in the class and create a plan for the cessation of such behaviours
  • Crisis intervention and referral to supports
  • Co-ordinate team meetings with parent/ guardian, administration, support staff (social worker, attendance counsellor) when deemed appropriate
  • Liaise with community partners such as YMCA Settlement Workers, CJI Mediators, WRPS School Resource Officers and Ray of Hope counsellors
  • Liaise with outside facilities and agencies, i.e. Mosaic Counselling, K-W Counselling, CAIP, etc.

Click here to access school supports for time management, organization, self-advocacy, self-care and academics.

Community Supports


Here 24/7 at 1(844) 437-3247 or
9 Wellington St, Cambridge, ON N1R 3Y4

Kids Help Phone at 1(800) 668-6868.

Safe Space LGBTQ2+ Supports


LGBT Youth Line

PRISM (Pride and Respect for Individuals of a Sexual Minority) is a social club at St. Mary’s HS for both LGBTQ+ students and allies. It’s a place where students can express themselves freely and be their authentic selves in a safe community environment while learning about the LGBTQ+ community. PRISM is always happy to have new members and everyone is welcomed. 2021-2022 school year – PRISM members meet Wednesdays at lunch in Room 109. Staff Supervisors: C. Bendia, J. Ventura, J. Elias, C. Hughes, C. McKague. Google Classroom code: n7khecn

Mental Health & Counselling

WCDSB Mental Health & Wellbeing

Front Door (519) 749-2932
Is your family struggling with mental health, conflict or parenting challenges? If so, the walk-in counselling program at Front Door can help.

KW Counselling 519-884-0000
Walk in – Thursday: 12pm – 6pm at 480 Charles St East, Kitchener, Ontario

Shalom Counselling Services Waterloo 519-579-9690
9 Avondale AV S, Waterloo, On


Hospice Waterloo Region (519) 743-4114
298 Lawrence Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2M 1Y4

  • Provides support to teens and children who have experienced the death of a loved one. Irena at;

Bereaved Families of Ontario-Midwestern Region 519-894-8344

The Coping Centre (519) 650-0852
1740 Blair Rd, Cambridge, On

  • Offers a peaceful place for support, understanding, compassion and encouragement in the uniqueness of one’s grief journey. ;

Bereavement Resource Centre 519-745-2195

Kids Link, Early Intervention 519-741-1122
170 Kings St East, Suite 5, Kitchener

Substance Abuse

Ray of Hope (519) 578-8018.
230-659 King St. East Kitchener, ON N2G 2M4

St Mary’s Counselling (519) 662-9555.


The Community Outreach Program (519) 742-8327.
Helps families link with community resources such as: recreation/summer camps – fees and subsidies, food supports, clothing supports, child care and other family needs. Contact the Community Outreach Worker closest to you at (519) 742-8327.