Our Counselling Services

We offer individual personal, educational and career counselling to all Vanier College students. In a confidential relationship, a student can discuss a range of difficulties she or he may be experiencing. Many students have one or two counselling meetings, while others use our services for a longer period of time. Students often see us for help with

• problems with parents and families
• concerns about relationships
• anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression
• lack of self-confidence, loneliness, shyness
• eating disorders
• sexuality
• gender orientation concerns
• physical, sexual, psychological or emotional abuse
concerns about academic achievement
• developing a career or educational path
concerns about motivation
• difficulties in decision-making
• coping with the illness or death of a loved one

Our Testing Services

Vocational testing is available for students and can be used as a valuable component of the counselling process.

Our Services for Students with Physical Disabilities

If you have a physical disability and feel that you may benefit from note-takers, adapted technology, special parking arrangements, elevator keys or other accommodations, contact Adele
Rovito in room C203.

Our Staff

Gillian Bowman, Coordinator of the Counselling Centre, 744-7500, ext.7880
Irma Mazzonna, 744-7500, ext. 7943
Markham Mirotchnick, 744-7500, ext. 7887
Carmine Rossignoli, 744-7500, ext. 7894
Adele Rovito, 744-7500, ext. 7882

Upcoming Events

Is life rubbing you the wrong way?
Take care of your mind, body & soul. Presented by Student Development and the Counselling Centre. Tuesday, March 3rd 12 to 3 p.m. Click here for more details.

To Make An Appointment

If you wish to meet with a Counsellor, see our receptionist in C203 or call 744-7885 to make an appointment. Services are regularly available Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:30pm. There is a "Drop-In" hour, four days a week, when students can pass by without an appointment (the schedule is posted in room C203). You can also speak to any of the Counsellors directly or leave a voice mail message.
Please note that while there may sometimes be a significant wait for an appointment, in the event of a crisis or emergency, a Counsellor can be available immediately. If you or someone you know needs to be seen urgently, speak to us directly. Please contact us if you wish to discuss how to refer a student to the Counselling Centre, or if you have any other questions.

Explore the  links below for additional counselling resources

New: ULifeline
Check out this site for information on mental health, sexual health, alcohol and drugs, eating disorders and lots more. Use the Student Log-in option, click on Canada, then on Vanier College.

A three part database: "I want to be..." allows you to browse through profiles by occupations, "I want to study..." allows you to browse by programs and "I want to know more about the world of work" links you to interesting employment web sites.


Contains articles on all career fields, with information on training and educational required, employment outlook and typical earnings in the US.

Career Cruising is an interactive career resource designed for people of all ages. If you want to find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training, you've come to the right place!