Career Planning

Our guidance department offers students support in their planning for their future.

Pathways to Success

Ontario schools implement and support the Creating Pathways to Success program with goals of:

  • ensure that students develop the knowledge and skills they need to make informed education and career/life choices through the effective application of a four-step inquiry process;
  • provide opportunities for this learning both in and outside the classroom; and
  • engage parents and the broader community in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the program, to support students in their learning.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising offers an internet-based education, career and life planning tool which guides students in developing their Individual Pathway Plan.  It includes several activities to help students explore their skills and interests, possible careers, various opportunities, and diverse pathways. 

DDSB resources

The DDSB has three student transition guides to help students in their progress and planning from Grade 8 through Grade 12.

Choosing My Success (overview)

Choosing My Success (planning the transition from Grade 8 to 9)

Refining My Pathway (planning for Grade 11 and 12)

Designing My Future (planning for post-high school)