Child & Youth Workers (CYWs)

  • Nicole Cornfield (Community/Active Living students)
  • Donat Sterling (student surnames:  to M)
  • Keri Thompson (student surnames:  to Z)


The Role of CYWs at St. Mary’s High School

  • Respond to the behaviour and social / emotional needs of students through direct intervention and consultation.
  • Support, coach and advocate on behalf of students.
  • Contribute to the development of social/emotional learning and skill development in order to foster a student’s positive experience in school.
  • Work in collaboration with the Administrators, Guidance Counselors as well as Special Education and Student Success Teachers.

The Goal of CYWs at St. Mary’s High School

  • To help students recognize their personal strengths and barriers to their success in school and in life.

Phone Lines and Websites

  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
  • Crisis Services of Waterloo Region Crisis Line (24/7): 1-844-437-3247
  • Front Door – Access to Child and Youth Services: 519-749-2932
  • (24/7 online counselling service)
  • (24/7 online counselling service)
  • (info & tools to help manage stress & anxiety)

Walk-In Counselling Services

  • Front Door 1770 King St. E, Kitchener – Wednesdays 12pm-7:30pm & Saturday 9am-3:30pm
    (Free/No appointment necessary)
  • KW Counselling Services 480 Charles Street – Thursdays 12pm-6pm
    (Fee for service (Sliding Scale)/No appointment necessary)

Important Info (websites, videos, documents) for Students, Parents and Educators