Guidance Department

 The OTHS Guidance and Special Education Department serve our students, parents and staff by providing educational, career and personal counselling.

Our counsellors work with students individually, in small groups, or in classroom groups. Due to Covid, and as safety is most important to us, appointments with a Guidance Counsellor will be through Google Meet, by phone or we will see students (only) in person and proper safety protocols will be in place. 

Our contact information:

Department Head Guidance and Special Education / Counsellor

Bonnie Cranston serving students with the last names A-Z

613-821-2241 ex 2010

Guidance Counsellor & Learning Support Teacher

Kim Talbot 
serving students with an IEP ( Individual Education Plan)

613-821-2241 ex 2009

Guidance Update for students:

The following info will help answer some questions:

A. Who is my counsellor?

B. How do I make a course request change?

C. How to talk/meet with a counsellor?


A. There are two guidance counsellors at OTHS: 

  1. Ms. Cranston serving students with the last names A-Z (without an IEP). She can be reached at or at 613 821 2241 x2010.

  2. Ms. Talbot serving students with an IEP ( Individual Education Plan)
    She can be reached at or at  613 821 2241 X2009.

B.  Before making any requests, we ask that you please look closely at the course offerings. If you are requiring a course change please refer to Our Master Timetable before you use the Course Change Request Form.  Please ensure that your request fits with the courses offered. It must be filled out by a parent. Also please look at Course Descriptions and Prerequisites.

C.  We are located across from the main office in the main hallway.  We are open most lunch hours and are available to meet with you when you book an appointment with us using the YOU CAN BOOK ME FORM. You can book a phone call, Google meet or in person meeting (students only) with: 

YOU CAN BOOK ME with Ms. Cranston (Students A-Z (without an IEP)

YOU CAN BOOK ME  with Ms. Talbot (Students with an IEP)

As always please keep up to date with college and university visits, application deadlines etc. also using the OTHS calendar at:OTHS Website

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2022 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.