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The Guidance Office is responsible for providing a caring, compassionate environment that is inviting to all who enter. As guidance counsellors and educators, our role has been organized into three distinct areas:

  • student development;
  • interpersonal development; and
  • career development as it relates to pathway planning.

Our counsellors are equipped to provide ongoing academic, social/emotional, and pathway planning supports for our students. We encourage students to take an active role as vibrant, positive members of our school community and lifelong learners.

Our teachers assist students in acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitudes to:

  • Design a personalized educational plan
  • Demonstrate effective personal and social skills
  • Develop a framework for realistic life and career planning in a constantly changing world

The following supports are available for all students:

  • Access to the Internet as well as other support software, interest inventories
  • Labour trends
  • Job search resources
  • Personal Counselling

Summer school registration

We are now accepting registration for summer school. Contact your guidance counsellor listed below to register. A list of course offerings is available at

DCDSB Students must contact their school guidance
counsellor to register for summer school.

Meet our team

Our Guidance team is here to help you navigate your pathways. Our office is open:

Monday to Friday
Phone: 905-666-1146



Supporting students in the programs


Dave Flynn

Guidance Chair



Kelly Van Clief

Social Worker



Shar Mercier




Yulan Fisher-Brown

Social Worker

Catholic Return Ticket


Sarah Kidd CYC Catholic Return Ticket  22154

Making a Guidance appointment

We ask you to speak to Mr. Flynn, our guidance counsellor, regarding any questions you have about navigating your way through your high school experience and beyond.

Important dates 

  • OSSLT cancelled for March 2020.

Register for school

We welcome students of all faiths at our Durham Catholic secondary schools. Any prospective students who are interested in any of the programs offered at Father Don MacLellan Catholic Secondary School must complete the a pre-admission package which is with your home schools Guidance department.

Call our Guidance office at 905-666-1146, if you have any questions.

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