Summer 2024 AQ registration is now closed.

AQ courses we offer…

The Ontario School Counsellors’ Association offers Additional  Qualification Courses in Guidance and Career Education Parts I, II and Specialist (Part III) in Winter, Spring and Summer and Fall.

What sets us apart…

OSCA’s online, interactive courses are user friendly and allow real-time practice of the skills needed for the effective Guidance Teacher-Counsellor. We offer an optional virtual classroom where we meet in real time to practice counselling skills, listen to guest speakers, and watch videos.   This feature is very popular and it is what really makes OSCA’s AQ a uniquely engaging experience.

As part of your OSCA AQ registration, you receive a complimentary OSCA membership for the upcoming (or current) school year if you do not already have one.  As such, you will have access to the OSCA member’s lounge which is full of resources for guidance counsellors in Ontario.  Each person will receive the weekly OSCA News (from Sept to June), and OSCA Today, the professional magazine of the association, published three times a year.

Meet our instructor…

Angela Ventrice

Current Instructor:  Angela Ventrice Honour’s B.A. B.Ed., OCT, Guidance and Career Education Specialist

OSCA’s AQ instructors are required to be OCT certified and to have successfully completed Guidance and Career Education Parts 1, 2 and Specialist.  They must be currently working in a Guidance and Career Education capacity in a school board or independent school; have at least five years of teaching experience in the field; and have demonstrated leadership in Guidance and Career education.  

Angela Ventrice has been teaching for more than 28 years and has taught the Guidance and Career Education AQ courses with the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association for 4 years. At school, Angela has been working in Guidance for more than 19 years. 

Her background with Guidance-related resources has been varied.  She has been a writer of various career education materials and career education exemplars, and a reviewer of our AQ guidelines for the Ontario College of Teachers.

She has presented workshops at the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association on topics of leadership, Guidance issues, and mindfulness . She has received the prestigious Howard R. Beattie Award for Contribution to Counsellor Professional Development.  She is also a SMART  (Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques) Education Instructor. THE SMART Education program is managed by smartUBC, a not for profit unit of the University of British Columbia and coordinated through the Faculty of Education. In Ontario it is delivered through the not for profit Mindfulness Everyday. 

Please do not hesitate to contact your instructor if you have any questions!  They are here for you and your continuing education.

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