The school counsellor is a person who is professionally trained in guidance and counselling. The counsellor shares with teachers, parents, and administrators a responsibility for helping students find their stay at John Oliver a rewarding and worthwhile experience.
Our counselling centre is located on the second floor. Students are encouraged to drop in and talk with the counsellors.
Students wishing to make an appointment with a counsellor should leave a note in the counsellor's letterbox in the main office or drop into the counselling centre before school, at lunch, or after school.
The career centre is located in Room 209, next door to the Counselling Suite. Students can get current information on post-secondary programs, volunteer opportunities, scholarship sites and other career related information.
POLICE LIAISON OFFICER
The Liaison Officer visits classes for the purpose of instructing students on their rights and obligations according to the law. Presentations are also made on student safety. The Liaison Officer is also available for counselling students on police and legal matters in an office next to the Medical Room.
John Oliver's teaching cafeteria offers a varied and nutritious menu for staff and students. Culinary Arts classes cook and serve the meals which range in flavours from all around the world. The cafeteria is entirely wheelchair accessible and is open daily during Nutrition Break.
The School nurse is available in the Health Room located next to the main office. Check the Health Room door for her hours. The nurse is available to discuss health concerns such as: Healthy Eating; Stress; Birth Control; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Pregnancy; Smoking; Adjustment to Life in Vancouver; or your own unique Health Problems.
Vision, Hearing, Immunization and Dental Check-ups can be arranged and she has information about free health clinics where ALL students can get help. Sanitary napkins, tampons, and condom machines are located outside the Health Room in the waiting area.
The First Aid attendant is available (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fri.) to serve the immediate needs of students and staff members. The purpose of First Aid is to assess the injury and take action.
BC Health Guide Nurse (24/7 line) 215-4700
Doctors in your area accepting new clients 733-7758
South Community Health Office 321-6151
School Immunizations 321-6151
Dental services 215-3935
Community Health Nurse (JO) 321-6151
2. YOUTH CLINICS
MID - MAIN YOUTH CLINIC
3998 Main Street 709-6400
KNIGHT STREET YOUTH CLINIC
6405 Knight Street 321- 6151
3. EMERGENCY 911
Crisis Centre Distress Line 872-3311
Kids Help Phone 1-800-688-6868
4. ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
24 hour service 660-9382
Addiction Services 215-3990
Dual Diagnosis (mental health/addiction) 255-9843
5. SEXUALITY INFO, TESTING, SUPPORT
Facts of Life Line (sexuality info) 731-7803
AIDS Vancouver 696-4666
Gay and Lesbian Support 684-5307
Sexual Assault Service 875-2881
Incest/Sexual Abuse Centre 874-2938
Transgender Health (transhealth.vch.ca) 734-1514
STD Clinic (bccbc.ca) 707-5600
6. EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH
Safer (Suicide Support) 879-9251
Vancouver Mental Health Services 736-2033
Family Services (Counselling) 731-4951
Child/Adolescent Response Team 874-2300
Kelty Resource Centre 875-2084
(Mental Health & Eating Disorders Info - http://keltymentalhealth.ca)
7. EATING DISORDERS
Healthy Attitudes Program 321-6151
8. POLICE & LEGAL
Victim Services 717-2737
9. COMMUNITY LINKS
Odyssey II 879-8853
Inform Vancouver 875-6381
link to more than 2,500 agencies and services
(Non Profit organizations - The Red Book)