We will meet Thursday, January 19, 2023, (11:30-1:00 NL Time, 11:00-12:30 Labrador time) for our first gathering of 2023! We are eager to reconnect with returning alliance members and welcome some new ones, too!
If you know someone who wants to join and they're not already a part of this Google Classroom, share this Google Form with them. Individuals must complete it using their school Gmail address.
Once submitted, an invite will be sent for them to join this Google Classroom. Details on the VGSA are always posted here!
Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is now able to bring our tutoring programs to the rural and remote areas of the province and provide financial assistance to those who require it.
No formal diagnosis required?
All students at Gander Collegiate have access to myBlueprint. Students can log into their account at www.myBlueprint.ca.
click log in in the top right hand corner
enter your email address and password or click School Login to login with your school account (see your Career Development teacher or Mrs. Connors if you do not have access)
Click Log in
Key Features of myBlueprint
WHO AM I: Students can complete up to six assessments designed to support students in career decision making.
GOALS: Students can work on S.M.A.R.T goals.
RESUME AND COVER LETTER: A simple, easy to use resume and cover letter builder.
HIGH SCHOOL: Students can plan courses and track progress toward graduation.
I have included links to all of the publically funded and privately owned post-secondary institiutions in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Undergradute degree programs are available in the following areas:
Business Education Engineering Humanities and Social Science
Kinetics Music Nursing ** Science Social Work
** NEW: You can now apply for admission to the three new nursing sites recently announced for Gander, Grand Falls - Windsor, Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Undergraduate degree programs are available in the following areas:
Arts and Social Science Business Fine Arts
Science and the Environment Nursing
MI offers diplomas, certificates and degrees in the following areas:
Technology (marine engineering, marine systems design, nautical science, naval architecture, marine environmental, ocean mapping and underwater vehicles)
Technician (remotely operated vehicles, bridge watch, fire rescue and marine diesal mechanics)
Maritime Studies (maritime management, safety management, engineering and applied science and health science)
College of the North Atlantic - CNA offers programs from 17 campuses as well as distributed learning options. Programs are available in the following areas:
Academics Applied Arts Business Engineering Health Sciences
Industrial Trades Information Technology Natural Resources
Scholarships & Student Aid
This document includes local, provincial and national scholarships and awards, arranged by application deadline. This is not an exhaustive list! Web addresses are included where applicable.
New information (updated May 15, 2022)
Storwell Self Storage has re-launched their Foster Children Bursary.
Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 to support foster children as they pursue their post-secondary education and to help them as they progress into a new and exciting stage of their lives.
This is the direct link to the online application, which outlines all eligibility requirements:
New Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), Here for Tomorrow Scholarship is now open for applications to students in grades 10-12.
Two deserving students will be awarded $2500.00 each.
To apply, click here: https://thinkag.ca/en-ca/scholarships/dfc-here-for-tomorrow
Deadline is: June 1, 2022!
Canadian Parents for French
Please see the information below:
The COD NL/Cenovus postsecondary scholarship program
The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador (COD-NL), in partnership with the West White Rose Project is pleased to provide two scholarships, valued at $1250.00 each, to high school students who self-identify as living with a disability, and entering post-secondary studies in September 2022. Additionally, successful candidates must be enrolled in a post-secondary program that is within the Oil & Gas Sector, such as:
Business, Office Administration, or Commerce
Engineering or Engineering Technology
Health & Occupational Safety
Supply Chain and Logistics
All eligible high students who self-identify as living with a disability are encouraged to apply. Questions about eligibility can be forwarded to The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities NL, at 709-722-7011 or by emailing email@example.com.
The Application is 4 pages in length and is found on pages 3 – 6 of the attached package. Supporting documents are required and are outlined in the Submission Guide on page 2.
The applications can be found on our website codnl.ca at the following link:
The Second Language Council Scholarships are for English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Indigenous Language Learners and will be awarded to three (3) students who have demonstrated success and persistence in language, literacy and numeracy competencies. Each scholarship is valued at $500.
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must be nominated by a recommending teacher. Completed Applications must be submitted by Monday May 30, 2022. Please see Mrs. Connors if you are interested in this scholarship.
Gander Collegiate, through NLESD, offers a number of programs to assist students. For example:
Tutoring for Tuition
& Work Experience
Tutoring for Tuition
High school students tutor other students from all grade levels
It is an an opportunity for students to earn a tuition voucher towards post-secondary education
Tutoring for Tuition - Work Experience
Post-secondary students are hired to assist High school students who need extra tutoring
Tutors gain work experience for post-secondary students (in their hometown)
It is an opportunity to tutor high school students who are preparing for year-end exams
Payment in the form of a voucher and stipend
THe DELF (Diplome d'etudies en langue francais) is an internationally recognized diploma that certifies a student's level of proficiency in French as a Second Language.
Students at Gander Collegiate can register for the DELF through their French teacher.
External Opportunities for Students
There are a number of local, provincial and federal programs available to students. Each program offers a different focus, including (but not limited to):
Career and Employment Goals
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Entrepreneurship content and access to mentors
Careers in the health sciences
Intensive French-immersion programs
International development and the global community
Innovation and the future
Mental Health Resources
Newfoundland and Labrador HealthLine 811
Toll Free 1-888-709-2929 https://www.811healthline.ca/
Kid’s Help Phone 24 Hour 1-800-668-6868
Sexual Assault Crisis Line 24 Hour 1-800-726-2743
Mental Health Crisis Line 24 hour 1-888-737-4668
Gambling Help Line (Toll Free) 1-888-899-HELP (4357) 1-800-363-5864
Smokers Help Line (Toll Free) 1-800-363-5864
CHANNAL Peer Support Warm Line 1-855-753-2560
Mental Health and Addictions System Navigator 1-877-999-7589
Domestic Violence Help Line 1-888-709-7090
2SLGBTQIA+ Warm Line 1-866-230-8041
Fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Canadian Mental Health Association - a nationwide organization that promotes mental health and supports people recovering from mental illness.
Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Responders.
Children, youth and young adults can text ‘TALK’ to 686868 to a trained volunteer Crisis Responder who will help with any issues – big or small. The service is free, confidential, and available 24/7.
DoorWays is a single session, walk-in counselling service:
Available to youth and adults without an appointment or referral
A health care professional will meet with you and discuss your concerns on a first-come, first-serve basis.
DoorWays provides information and support focused on your need. Some examples of what you may want to discuss are: family, health, grief, work, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, drinking or drug use.
DoorWays is not an emergency service. In an emergency, call 911 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at1-888-737-4668, or proceed to the nearest emergency department.
Doorways in Gander can be found at:
James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre
125 Trans-Canada Highway, Gander
Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pm (last registration at 3:00pm)
For more information please call 256.5438
Community Counsellors at James Paton Memorial Health Centre are available to support individuals who have mental health or substance use concerns as well as family/friends who are affected. If you are experiencing any concern that is affecting your mental health and wellbeing, you may want to speak to a counsellor.
Eating Disorder Counselling – HOPE Program
Healthy Opportunities for People with Eating Disorders
The Hope Program is for you and your family if you are 15+ and have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or other specified feeding and eating disorder. We are available to anyone in the province by phone and we are also at the Renata Elizabeth Withers Centre for Hope on Major’s Path in St. John’s so that you can begin your journey to wellness in a trusting, supportive environment.
Call us at 709-777-2041
Talk to a physician or health care provider. If the Hope Program is the best option for you, they can make a referral.