School-based workers


This support program is offered to grade 7 to 12 students who have been expelled or are under long‑term suspension (six or more days) from school.

This is a two-part program. Students get the support of a teacher and an educational assistant for the academic part, as well as help from a youth and family counsellor for the clinical part. The goal of the program is to help these expelled or suspended students return to their original school or enrol in another local school — and to do so successfully.

How to access the program

Offered in partnership with Ottawa's four school boards, this program is available by referral only to students residing in Ottawa and attending one of the schools listed below. School officials may submit referral requests directly to the program coordinator.

This program follows the Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA). Click here to learn more about CAPA.

List of schools:

  • École secondaire publique De La Salle
  • École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges
  • Collège catholique Samuel-Genest
  • Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School
  • Holy Trinity Catholic High School


Coordinator: Liette Duguay