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Reaching Out Services


The purpose of Reaching Out Services is to:

  • create a climate for learning and working through equity, inclusion and respect
  • maintain/re-establish communication with students who are disengaged from their home school
  • works collaboratively with a school to reconnect students with a meaningful educational program pathway preferably at home school location
  • provides social-emotional assessment and support to students and their families
  • facilitates the self-development and skill-development of youth by identifying and connecting to appropriate resources and supporting youth participation in developmental activities
  • provides a nurturing environment that encourages empowerment
  • enables students to complete their chosen secondary program and future pathway
  • provides academic and support services to at-risk youth in the Peel board 


Who can attend Reaching Out Services?:

  • students 16-17 years old who are absent 15 consecutive days


Home school responsibilities

  • exhaust all possible in-school supports, program pathways and support services prior to referral to Reaching Out
  • collaborate with the Reaching Out Team in the re-engagement process
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