Student Resources

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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

  • Kids Help Phone - Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Whether by phone, text or through our website, you can connect with them whenever you want, however you want. The service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell them your name if you don’t want to. Need help now (24 hours)? Dial 1-800-668-6868 or Text 686868 or visit  Urgent Help.
  • Sea to Sky Safety Net- A local resource for mental health and substance use support services.
  • ERASE -erase=expect respect & a safe education. ERASE is a government of British Columbia strategy with the goals of building safe and caring school communities. This includes empowering students, parents, educators and the community partners who support them to get help with challenges, report concerns to schools, and learn about complex issues facing students. 
  • Foundry BC, BC Children's Hospital - Foundry supports young people aged 12-24 and their families with easy access to care. Whether a young person needs support for anxiety or depression, wants to see a family doctor or is struggling with a stressful situation, we will help them get the services they need. Foundry makes it easy for young people to find youth-friendly, welcoming and appropriate services – by simply walking into their local Foundry centre, accessing Foundry’s virtual services, or by exploring the tools and resources online at foundrybc.ca. Foundry reaches young people earlier – before their health concerns have a severe impact on their health and well-being. Access virtual services through the new Foundry BC App.
  • 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 of others in difficult times
  • Wellness Together Canada- Wellness Together Canada provides an online portal that allows Canadians to access self-assessment, self-directed e-mental health tools, peer support, and live counselling by telephone, video, and text.

Mood & Anxiety

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

After Hours Resources

  • Kid's Help Phone - Need help now (24 hours)? Dial 1-800-668-6868 or Text 686868 or visit  Urgent Help.
  • BC Mental Health Support • 310-6789
  • Suicide Help Line – 1-800-SUICIDE • 1-800-784-2433 (24 hours)
  • Online Service for Youth • www.YouthinBC.
 
 
If you need immediate assistance please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
 
ERASE - erase=expect respect & a safe education. ERASE is a government of British Columbia strategy with the goals of building safe and caring school communities. This includes empowering students, parents, educators and the community partners who support them to get help with challenges, report concerns to schools, and learn about complex issues facing students. 
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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, 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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Sea to Sky Safety Net -Welcome to Sea to Sky Safety Net, a directory of self-care tools and local resources to help connect people to mental health and substance use suppor

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Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Whether by phone, text or through our website, you can connect with them whenever you want, however you want. Their service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to. Need help now (24 hours)? Dial 1-800-668-6868 or Text 686868 or visit  Urgent Help.

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PEACE Program-The PEACE Program offers free, confidential support to children and youth in BC with experiences of violence https://youtu.be/ZWt_6uUQq90

 

Squamish PEACE Program: 605-892-5748

info@hswc.ca

 

Whistler and Pemberton Area PEACE Program: 604-962-8711

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Children and Youth in Care Webpages: The Ministry of Education has published two new web pages to help support children and youth in care to provide a wide variety of resources to support students in care in educational settings.
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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!