Child and Youth Counsellors

Sun West Child and Youth Counsellors: Back row (left-right) - Sue Mills, Shannon McJanet, Stephanie Smith, Kerri Fedyk, Shannon Peardon
Front Row (left-right) Allison Bokitch (Supervisor of Mental Health), Jeanine Hallborg, Erin Swan, Kristin Lefebvre (on leave), Liza Dahl (Addictions Educator), Janelle Kapeller, Sandi Toner, Shelley Eckstein. Missing - Ricquelle Fedyk, Amelia Fries, Michelle Zidkovich, Carole Butcher (Superintendent of Student Support Services)

The Sun West Child and Youth Counsellors have recently created a strategic plan implementing their Mission, Vision and Values below:

Mission: Positive Mental Health and Well-being for all.

Vision: To support positive mental health, well-being and safety for all through empowerment, education and advocacy.

Values: Team-based practice and collaboration; ethical practice and confidentiality; compassion and empathy; education & prevention and celebrating strengths and diversity.

Child and Youth Counsellors are a unique branch of Student Services. Working in conjunction with parents, teachers, and other agencies if required, they provide personalized support for students while adhering to the strictest codes of confidentiality and ethical standard. In addition to individual support, these services may include group facilitation, advocacy between parents, staff and other agencies, small and large group presentations, responding to critical incidents and working with school-based teams to provide prevention and education in order to promote positive mental health for their schools.

These professionals embody a vast array of experience and education, and as such work in collaboration with each other to offer the best practices to reach personal, social, emotional and educational success for students in Sun West.

Child and Youth Counsellors

Supervisor of the Child and Youth Counsellors - Allison Bokitch, Supervisor of Mental Health.

Shelley Eckstein

Elizabeth Middle School, Westcliffe Composite School

Erin L. Swan

North West Central School, Westberry Elementary School

Kerri Fedyk

Outlook Elementary School, Davidson and Kenaston Schools

Ricquelle Fedyk

Rosetown Central High School

Stephanie Smith

Biggar Central School 2000

Shannon McJannet

Dinsmore Composite School, Lucky Lake School, Beechy School, Elrose Composite School

Sue Mills

Distance Learning Centre, Loreburn Central School

Shannon Peardon

Outlook High School

Jeannine Hallborg

Eston Composite School, Westberry Elementary School

Amelia Fries

Kindersley Composite School

Michelle Zidkovvich

Walter Aseltine School

Janelle Kappeller

Kyle Composite School

Sandi Toner

Eaton School, Westcliffe Composite School, Kindersley Composite School