Student Resources

Please find below a list of resources and websites that may be of interest to students.
 
Please also visit individual school websites for digital resources specific to that school and/or age group.
 
If you would like to suggest a website that should be added to this page, or discover a link that is not working, please send an email to jmorris@sd48.bc.ca
 
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General Mental Health

  • ERASE-Mental Health& Well Being
  • Foundry offers free, confidential virtual drop-in counseling sessions by voice, video, and chat to BC’s young people ages 12-24 and their care-givers.  No referral or assessment is required. 
  • Kelty’s Key – offers online therapy and self-help resources
  • WE (of We Day fame) – offers a number of free resources to help parents and youth nurture their well-being and the well-being others in difficult times
  • Wellness Together Canada-Wellness Together Canada provides an online portal that allows Canadians to access self-assessments, self-directed e-mental health tools, peer support, and live counseling by telephone, video, and text.

Mood & Anxiety

  • Anxiety Canada – offers information and self-help regarding anxiety
  • Bounce Back – a Canadian Mental Health on-line skill-building program for adults and youth (15+) to manage mood and anxiety.

After Hours Resources

  • BC Mental Health Support • 310-6789
  • Suicide Help Line – 1-800-SUICIDE • 1-800-784-2433 (24 hours)
  • Online Service for Youth • www.YouthinBC.
 
 
The Erase Report It tool is an easy way to send a message to your school or school district's safe school coordinator, who will follow-up on the situation right away. They will also follow-up with you privately if you provide your name.
 
If you need someone to talk to, please talk to a trusted adult or call the Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868.”
 
If you need immediate assistance please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
 
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Sea to Sky Community Services' Youth Services provides access to a variety of programming and services for youth ages 12 to 24 years old. Programs range from drop in space, curated programs and activities, workshops, training’s, outings, community outreach, school programs and more.
 

Youth can access support, resources and referrals to mental health and primary care services. Programs are based in Squamish and we welcome all youth. Our goal is for youth to thrive to their highest potential are healthy, happy and engaged community members.

Website: http://www.sscs.ca/youth-services/

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British Columbia’s graduation program is changing. Our education system has been recognized internationally for its excellence and we can make it even better. The Ministry of Education has worked with educators, post-secondary institutions and employers to update the B.C. Graduation Program.

 

The new program will help students develop their full potential and equip them with the skills they need to adapt and thrive well into the future.

Visit the Ministry of Education website for more information:

 
Website Description
Grade/
Content Area
Additional Info
Audible
  • Amazon's audiobook collection
K - 12
  • Free with no account necessary at this time
BC Libraries Summer Reading Program
  • Online access to BC Libraries Summer Reading Program 
K-9
  • Join and enjoy, reading challenges, games and interactive learning activities
BrainPop
  • Animated education site 
K - 12
  • Activities and games that support literacy, numeracy, socials, science, and technology
Canadian Encyclopedia
  • Contribute to the Canada "During COVID-19 Project"
4-12
  • Download the learning tool and develop a primary source for Historia Canada
Covid-19 Learning
  • A helpful Ministry of Education curated collection of resources and learning activities
K - 12
  • Includes from Scholastic Teaching Our World: The Coronavirus
Curio (CBC)
  • A CBC website for streaming educational content
K - 12
  • Lots of great videos on interesting and curriculum-related topics
Crabtree Digital Library
  • Digital books with a focus on non-fiction, including science, sports, and social justice
2 - 8
  • Just login with. . .
    Username: read
    Password: free
  • A digital adventure about internet safety
4 - 8
  • Think you got this already? Give this game a whirl.
K-9 Learning Menu
  • SD48 created online support for K-9 learning available to all students now, over the summer, and into the fall. 
K - 9
  • Be sure to balance your screentime with time outside!
Open School BC: Keep Learning 
  • Offers useful activities, information and resource suggestions for your child and family.
K-12
  • Explore all the resources. Free to use, no account necessary.
Khan Academy
  • Learning opportunities on any subject. Really great for math.
K - 12
  • Create a free account or use the code if  got one from your teacher
Kiddle
  • A cool visual search engine for kids
K - 12
  • From Google, a very easy to use way to search the web safely
Lets Talk Science
  • Hands-on science experiments and STEM projects
K - 12
  • Free learning opportunities for all ages
Science World
  • Local learning activities in all areas
K -12
  • While closed, they offer many online activities to explore!
Storyline Online 
  • Videos of picture books being read aloud by guest readers
K - 5
  • In grade 6 or later? You might enjoy this too!
Unite for Literacy
  • Digital Books under many topic areas
K - 3
  • Text can be read aloud in many different languages
Vancouver Aquarium
  • Local learning activities for all areas
K -12
  • While closed, they offer many online activities to explore!