Secondary Schools Open House/Curriculum Night

The following resources are useful for parents, teens and teachers. Teachers may find these resources helpful for supporting parents at secondary school events.

Community supports

  • Where to Get Food in Halton
    A booklet listing food programs in Halton Region (e.g., food banks, farmers markets, community gardens, student nutrition programs).
  • HaltonParents postcard
    A postcard that promotes an online community for parents including twitter, blogs, e-mail and phone.
  • Youth Services Pocket Guide
    This pocket guide identifies Halton-specific youth-serving agencies/resources.

Nutrition

  • Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide
    A resource for educators and communicators that provides background information, tips and tools to complement each recommendation in Canada's Food Guide.
  • Simply Local: Your guide to Halton farms
    This pamphlet that contains a list of Halton-based pick-your-own farms, nurseries and garden centres, farmer's markets and horse farms. Included in the guide is a section outlining the availability of fresh produce.

Physical activity

Immunization

Injury prevention

Developmental Assets®

Mental Health

  • Exam Stress (external PDF file)
    This list of strategies can help students cope with the stress of exams.
  • Halton Mental Health Resource Guide (external PDF file)
    The Canadian Mental Health Association provides this list of community mental health resources available in Halton Region.
  • Suicide prevention
    Provided by the Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition, this resource describes possible warning signs related to suicide as well as tips, suggestions and where to get help in Halton.
  • Depression (PDF file)
    A brochure targeted to youth that lists the warning signs, treatment options and supports for depression.
  • Anxiety (PDF file)
    A brochure targeted to youth that lists the warning signs, treatment options and supports for anxiety.
  • Stress (PDF file)
    A brochure targeted to youth that provides a simple tool to assess stress and provides ways to address it.
  • Don’t Let Depression Go Unchecked
    Describes the signs of depression and provides list of resources that can help with depression.

Substances and alcohol

  • Ecstasy
    Information on ecstasy including its effects, risks, staying safe and community resources.
  • Marijuana/Cannabis
    Information on marijuana/cannabis including its effects, risks, staying safe and community resources.
  • Cocaine and Crack Cocaine 
    Information on the short- and long-term effects of cocaine and crack cocaine, how it becomes a habit and community resources.
  • Crystal Meth
    Information on the short- and long-term effects of crystal meth, risks, staying safe and community resources.
  • Alcohol
    Information on alcohol poisoning, what to do in an emergency, risks and community resources.
  • Test Your Alcohol IQ (external PDF)
    Information and a quick quiz on teens using alcohol.