Pink Shirt Day 2018 is February 28


The focus of this year’s campaign is cyberbullying.

This video explains the origin of Pink Shirt Day.


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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recognizes Canadian School Counselling Week

This link is to the video message from Prime Minister Trudeau:

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Mindfulness And The Brain Made Easy

This article with great infographics helps children, as well as adults, gain a better understanding of :

1. The key players in our brains.
2. What they do for us.
3. How we can help them do a better job for us.

So that we get to decide how to respond in difficult situations …
… instead of reacting based on emotions alone.

CE848250-3761-49D8-9F64-33E2F7FB7992Find out more with this link:

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School Counselling Week, Feb. 5 – 9

PDFSchool Counsellors are invited to join in the celebration of the Canadian School Counselling Week, Feb. 5-9, 2018.   The goal of Canadian School Counselling Week is to increase the public’s awareness of the scope of programs and services that characterize the school counselling profession in Canada within the twenty-first century and beyond. This special week will highlight the role school counsellors play in supporting student success. It will also build a sense of national identity within the School Counselling Profession.  Please go to the CCPA website for the Canadian School Counselling Week package and sample material.

In extending what we do with students on a daily basis, attached are a few links to help promote positive attitudes and self-love within our schools. Think of them as ways to challenge students and staff to look at themselves and be more positive towards themselves and towards other.

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Summer Vet Camp at UPEI

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UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College is once again offering their popular Summer Vet Camp.  Different weekly sessions are offered for students entering grade 7 – 12 in the fall of 2018. Information is available on this website: or by contacting them at (902) 566-0589 or . Registration deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018.  To ensure a fair and equitable process, selection is done by lottery draw as they usually receive more applications than there are seats available.

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Family Violence Prevention Week, Feb. 11- 17, 2018 (Wear Purple Day, Feb. 14)


A schedule of events can be found at this link:

To order promotional materials (ribbons, tattoos, posters, brochures, etc.), here is the link to the online order form:

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Feb. 16 PEITF School Counsellors’ Workshop and AGM

‘The registration form for the February 16th Professional Learning Day is now open at the following link.


The PEITF School Counsellors’ Annual General Meeting will also be conducted on this day.

Here are details about the session.

NAME: PEI School Counsellors’ Association
Motivating and Empowering Relationships with Students
LOCATION: Stonepark Intermediate
RESOURCE PERSON(S): Caroline Elson, M.Ed, RP, CCC-S
Caroline Elson, M.Ed, RP, CCC-S is a Psychotherapist, Facilitator and Professor who has been working in the field of counselling for over 15 years. She has explored different
modalities of engagement with youth from talk therapy to experiential learning and includes adventure based therapy. Her focus on resiliency building in youth led her to motivational interviewing which is a foundation stance for her work with youth.
This experiential workshop is designed to support a motivation and empowering
relationship with students. Explore key concepts and stances on Motivational Interviewing. Learning to deepen an empathetic connection and find students resiliency to make changes in their lives. Interactive Activities, Role play, Slides and Handouts will be used throughout the day. Come spend the day learning to water the flowers and avoid the weeds!
A good website for basic tenants of MI
Caroline’s website –

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