Counsellor's Corner

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone! My name is Michelle Waddell and I am the new school counsellor.  I have been with EIPS for eleven years and I am very excited to get to know the Wes Hosford community.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at

Christmas Bureau

The Strathcona Christmas Bureau is once again providing food and toy/gift hampers for residents of Strathcona County.  Families must apply for a hamper each year as registration is not automatic.  Please call the Christmas Bureau at 780-918-2521 to register for your hamper.  Please note all of your information will be kept confidential.

Strathcona County is offering FREE information sessions for parents:

  1. How to foster your child’s social skills development in a digital age
    1. Wednesday, November 13 from 6-7:30pm. 
    2. Register at
  1. The importance of self-esteem
    1. Wednesday, November 27 from 6:00-7:30pm
    2. Register at
  1. Supporting children with anxiety
    1. Wednesday, December 11
    2. Register at

Social Skills Programs

The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Edmonton chapter, is hosting social skills programs for children ages 8 to 12 years starting October 13 and teens ages 13 to 17 years starting October 9. For more information, check their website at