Hello! My name is Michelle Waddell and I am the school counsellor. 

The best way to contact me is through email:


Triple S – Skills, Support and Self-Care Parenting Sessions

Are you hoping to increase your parenting skills and learn with a group of people facing the same challenges you are? Welcome to the Triple S Parenting Sessions for parents of kids 4-12 years.  This series of interactive and educational workshops was designed to help parents master foundational strategies that will promote healthy relationships, child development and conflict resolution in your home.  For more information and to register go to

Alberta Health Services offer FREE sessions for parents and caregivers on the following topics:

  1. Mindfulness for the Whole Family
  2. Technology and the Teenage Brain
  3. More than Just a Bad Day – Understanding and Supporting Youth with Depression and Self-Injury
  4. Keeping Scattered Kids on Track
  5. Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children
  6. Parenting Strategies that Promote Positive Mental Health
  7. Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety
  8. Junior High Jitters
  9. Test Anxiety

For more information and to register, go to

Caregiver Education Series

The Division, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Elk Island Catholic Schools, is hosting a series of caregiver information sessions focused on ways to support students’ mental health. The sessions are free and geared toward parents, caregivers, teachers and community members who want to learn more about challenges impacting children and adolescents. This year, session topics include anxiety, ADHD, depression, self-harm, technology, teens and teaching leadership skills, and more.

Visit the Division calendar to see all scheduled caregiver sessions.

Check this out!

Kids See Free at Superstore - Is your child 4-10 years old? They’re entitled to once complete pair of glasses FREE. Click here for details -

Caregiver Education Series - These free sessions are for parents, caregivers, teachers and community members to learn about mental health challenges that can impact children and youth. Click here for the Fall Catalogue:

Connect Parent is a nine week program for parents of children between 10 and 17. It provides a new perspective on relationships and adolescent development. Parents meet in small groups with two trained leaders for 90 minutes each week. Interested in attending? Call Strathcona County Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044.