Guidance @ D.S.S.

In Guidance, we support students in all areas: career exploration, emotional and social, and planning pathways that lead to post-secondary education and employment.  At Downsview S.S. we have 4 Guidance counselors, 1 Child and Youth Care Workers, 1 Child and Youth Counselor, and a TDSB Social Worker to support our students’ needs.


Who is my Guidance Counsellor?

Alpha by Lastname:

A - G: Ms. Stuckless (

H - O: Ms. de Jersey (

P - Z: Ms. Pal (


How do I make an appointment with a Guidance Counsellor?


All students are asked to make an appointment with the Guidance Office Administrator (Ms. Vescio) before school, at lunch, or after-school and at that time they will receive a blue slip with the time, date, and their Counselors name.  Students can also email their assigned Counselor.

If it is an urgent matter that requires immediate attention, a counselor will be available for the student to seek support.

How can parents make appointments with Guidance?

All parents are welcome to call Guidance to make an appointment with their child’s Guidance counselor. The main number for Guidance is 416-395-3200 x 20040.

Guidance Links:

OSAP Information

Job and Volunteer Opportunities

MyBlueprint for Parents

MyBlueprint for Students