Jane Osborne is our on-site personal
counselor and is available to help all students at the learning center, free
of charge. Jane counsels students individually and also provides useful
workshops. Jane has been working with adult students
for 14 years.
How can Jane help students?
Sometimes, students experience personal
problems that can interfere with their success and need some advice. For
example, students might want to talk to Jane if they have concerns with any
of the following: school, family, relationships, parenting, adjusting to a
new country, substance abuse, violence, isolation, transitions, grief and
loss, learning styles, time management, goal setting, and many more.
You donít have to wait until you have
serious problems to see Jane. Just having someone to listen to you while you
try to make an important decision can be helpful.
Important: Janeís services are private
If you are trying to get help in the
community, Jane can also help you find the right resource.
How can students make an
appointment to see Jane?
You can go to the Pearson office to
make an appointment or call 604-517-6299. Teachers will also be happy to
help you if you have any questions.
What will students learn in Janeís
In addition to individual personal
support, Jane offers group workshops. Currently, there is a series running
specifically for immigrant students to help settle into the community.
Topics include the following: community services, communication skills,
Canadian government, understanding your childís school system, assertiveness
skills, workers rights, and tenancy rights.
This series is part of a partnership
with Pacific Immigrant Resources Society,
and is made possible with a grant from
Also, Jane offers workshops throughout
the school year on topics aimed at making students more successful in their
studies. Topics include: study skills, learning styles, test taking skills,
time management, and more.
Keep your eyes open for posters and
news of upcoming workshops!
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