Teen Health, Help and Hotlines
Kids Help Phone; 1-800-668-6868
A 24-hour national, bilingual telephone counselling service for children and youth aged 4-19
Elgin St. Thomas Health Unit
99 Edward Street
St. Thomas, Ontario.
Open: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Family & Children's Services Of St Thomas & Elgin
410 Sunset Drive
St Thomas, Ontario.
St. Thomas Police Department and Crime Stoppers
P.O. Box 20005
Victim Services Elgin
146 Centre Street
St Thomas, ON N5R 3A3, Canada
Don't want to come into the library to check the shelf? No problem! Use our online catalogue to check that the book is available, and place it on hold.
- Doing It Right TEEN 613.90712 PAR
- Sex for Guys TEEN 306.7081 FOR
- The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality TEEN 613.955 LIT
- Puberty Girl TEEN 613.955 MOV
- Male/Female Roles TEEN 305.3 MAL
- The Girls's Guide to Life TEEN 305.32082 DEE
- Sex Explained: Honest Answers to Your Questions About Guys & Girls, Your Changing Body, and What Really Happens During Sex TEEN 306.70835 CLA
- It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and In Charge TEEN 305.235 JUK
- Sex Education TEEN 306.7660973 MAR
- Gay Marriage TEEN 306.7660973 MAR
- What if Someone I Know is Gay: Answers to Questions About What It Means to be Gay and Lesbian (Rev. ed.) TEEN 306.7660973 MAR
- Hear Me Out: True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia: A Project of Planned Parenthood of Toronto TEEN 306.766 HEA
- Teens & Gay Issues TEEN 305.235 MAR
- Date Rape TEEN 362.833 DAT
Borrow some books from St. Thomas Public Library and get cooking!
- Clueless in the Kitchen: a Cookbook for Teens TEEN 641.512 RAA
- Cook This: Recipes for the Goodtime Girl TEEN 641.5 ROS
- Cookbook for College Kids: Graduation Guaranteed TEEN 641.512 MCD
- Cooking Up a Storm: the Teen Survival Cookbook TEEN 641 STE
- The Girl Can't Cook: 275 Fabulous, No-fail Recipes a Girl Can't Be Without TEEN 641.55 CHA
- How to Cook: an Easy and Imaginative Guide for the Beginner TEEN 641 SOL
- Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat TEEN 641 CAR
- Teens Cook Dessert TEEN 641.86 CAR
Making a Difference
Canada World Youth; A world leader in the development of international educational programs for youth aged 15 to 25
Katimavik; Hit the road and spend 6 or 9 months living and getting involved in communities across this country
Volunteer Canada; By caring and contributing to change, volunteers decrease suffering and disparity, while they gain skills, self-esteem and change their lives.
WhatKidsCanDo; Promoting the power of what young people can accomplish when given the opportunities and support they need and what they can contribute when we take their voices and ideas seriously
YouthActionNet; Connecting youth to create change
Buy yourself a car, save for the future, balance your cheque book, build good credit and more! Start by getting smarter about money; What you need to know about credit cards, How to make a budget and more from the Funny Money cartoon series
The Transition Planning Group Guide; A Guide for Your Moving from School to Community
Whether you're starting post-secondary education, moving out, or moving on, this book is excellent for preparing you for life after high school. Teens who are no longer in high school will also find this guide an absolute goldmine of useful information. The information is entirely local (Elgin, Middlesex, and Oxford Counties) and current!
Topics in this book include (but are definitely not limited to):
- Government Information (SIN, OHIP, passports, Ontario student transcripts, drivers license etc.)
- Education/Vocational/Volunteering (how to apply to post-secondary, OSAP, GED, Literacy Link South Central, employment services, resume and reference building, etc.)
- Health and Social Services (lists of hotlines and help centres and services, health foundations, etc.)
- Community Participation (Talbot Teen Centre, YMCA/YWCA, Elgin-St.Thomas Connects, etc.)
- Growing Independence (taxes, opening a bank account, credit counselling, food banks, public transit, housing subsidy programs, etc.)
Ask the staff in the Children's and Teens' Services Department for a copy of the Transition Planning Group Guide.
O.S.A.P. (Ontario Student Assistance Program); OSAP provides eligible Ontario students with financial assistance to help pay for their tuition, books, mandatory fees, living costs and transportation.
ScholarshipsCanada.com; a database of scholarships, bursaries and grants
Canadian Universities and Colleges; links to College and University websites sorted by province
Campusaccess.com; a comprehensive resource and information guide for current/prospective university and college students.
Maclean's Magazine's OnCampus; Rankings for Colleges and Universities along with blogs, articles and advice on post-secondary school life
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