Helpful Information A variety of people at the school and broader local, territorial and national level are available for student and parent support for a variety of matters. If you do not have their contact details, contact these people through the office. These include: Angela Tremblay (Teacher-RSS Counsellor) Jennifer Kehoe (Grades 8-12 Education Support Worker) Victoria McLeod (Grades K- 7 Education Support Worker) Maria Nyland (Yukon Government Community Health Worker) Tania Cerovic (Yukon Government Mental Health Worker) Yukon Distress & Support Line - 1 800 533 3030 Is a toll-free, Yukon-wide, volunteer-run phone line open nightly from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. We provide confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental support to people in crisis, distress, looking for information or seeking support. Kids Help Line - 1 800 668 6868 Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only bilingual phone, text and online counselling service for youth. It’s free, anonymous and confidential. Professional counsellors are available any time of the day or night, 365 days a year to help young people deal with concerns large or small. Yukon Health Line – dial 811 The Yukon Health Line is a free, confidential 24-hour service available to anyone in Yukon. It is staffed by registered nurses who can answer your health questions or direct you to someone in your community who can assist you. Dawson Medical Clinic – 993-5744 Dawson Hospital (non-emergency) – 993-4444 Dawson Public Health – 993-4300 Dawson Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services – 993-4300 Dawson Women’s Shelter – 993-5086 Dawson Men’s Shelter – 993-7100 ext. 225 Health and Social Services – 993-7890
Youthspace.ca – www.youthspace.ca Youthspace.ca offers emotional support and crisis intervention to youth in Canada under 30 years old. Our highly trained volunteers are online every night (6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. PST) to connect with users on Chat, instant message or text message. Our site also offers a moderated forum, a resource database and a line to E-counselling. First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Line – 1 855-242-3310 If you are feeling sad or distressed and want to talk, support is a phone call away.
All of these people, along with your home and school family are here to support you in your journey. Here's an interesting story from our community:
When the Gold Rush occurred, and for many years after, logs and wood were very important. Because there was not much timber in this area, the logs needed to be brought from far upriver, mainly from the Stewart River area. The logs used to be put together into huge rafts that were then navigated down the river. [They could be larger than five school gymnasiums put together.] The raft was guided by someone who knew the river. He would use a “tato,” a long 65-foot log paddle, as a rudder to keep the log raft in the current. Without the tato, the log raft would crash up against the canyon walls. He had to be a good navigator. The navigator did not work alone. Others helped him and assisted him in identifying the hazards so to keep him in the right channel. Everyone in their life needs a tato, a guide that can help them move through life without being in trouble. Without a tato, a guide in our life , we are likely to lose our way. This tato might be our language, our culture, our faith, our sense of who we are—what makes us feel important and worthwhile. It is what is in us. We need to know who we are and believe in ourselves. Without this, things will not go well. We must find this, and then we will travel well. Encouraging each other is important. Everyone has a role to play. Parents and teachers, all members of the community, we all help in guiding a person. It is the same in life, even at school. We have to be helped to find our way and feel good about ourselves and see each other as important. Everyone can contribute. Everyone has value.