PSSS Services

PSSS strives to provide quality services to our students to succeed in their educational endeavours. The staff is trained to meet the needs of the students who are leaving their home communities to attend educational institutions. The PSSS team continuously interacts with students to support them in the following areas:

  • Guidance Counselling;
  • Social Support Services;
  • Financial Assistance.

Guidance Counselling

PSSS Guidance Counsellors are licensed professionals and are qualified in human development.  They can provide confidential counselling and help students in the following areas:

  • Guide students in making informed decisions about courses, programs and career options.
  • Counsel students individually and/or by group.
  • Help students navigate into the academic, educational institutions and Post-Secondary Student Services (PSSS).
  • Assist students in familiarizing themselves with their new environment (at their school and with PSSS).
  • Conduct professionally accredited workshops and give ability, achievement and interest tests and other tests that a student may require.

Guidance Counsellors are available to our current students, and they are also available to our potential students.

Our Guidance Counsellors are available in both of our offices (Montreal & Gatineau).

  • Gatineau Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., B.A., M.Ed., responsible for students attending Algonquin College, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and St. Paul University.
  • Montreal Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., B.A. G.C., responsible for students attending in the province of Quebec, other provinces (except Ontario) and International institutions.
  • Montreal Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , M.Ed. G.C., responsible for students in all Ontario institutions (except for Algonquin College, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and St. Paul University).

Social Support Services

Student Affairs Technicians provide support to students for personal, social, cultural, medical and family issues.  They help students in the following areas:

  • Guide and Direct students to the appropriate resources relating to “Transitioning to Student Life” and “Healthy Living”.
  • Provide Information at place of study of the student, such as:
    • Transportation (Bus, Metro);
    • Community Services;
    • Housing;
    • Health Services (help direct students to the appropriate resources);
    • Day Cares & Schools for child(ren);
    • On-campus resources for students.
  • Hold Information / Orientation Sessions about PSSS Services and Procedures.
  • Provides Workshops:
    • Budgeting;
    • Time Management;
    • Stress Management;
    • Studying Skills;
    • Balancing school with family obligations or personal life.
  • Assist Students to Create a Sense of Community away from their home by coordinating student activities and coaching the established student associations and/or student committees.

Our Student Affairs Technician is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is provided to eligible Cree beneficiaries.

Full-Time

The student must be registered as a full-time student and recognized as such by the institution.

Eligible financial assistance:

  • Living Allowance;
  • Travel Assistance (students having to leave community to attend post-secondary studies);
  • Tuition and Textbooks.
Part-Time

A student registered on a part-time basis in a recognized post-secondary institution may be entitled to financial assistance.

Eligible financial assistance:

  • Tuition;
  • Required Textbooks;
  • Registration Fees.
Correspondence Courses

A student having successfully completed a correspondence course may be entitled for reimbursement on a cost recovery basis, provided that the request for reimbursement is accompanied by official transcripts and receipts.

Eligible financial assistance:

  • Tuition;
  • Registration Fees.