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Simone Belisle

An enthusiastic advocate for Contact North | Contact Nord’s services, Simone Belisle has had support for everything from connecting to free online courses to studying for college to writing her resume.

““Like the guidance counsellors of the adult world”

Online Learning Centre
Cochrane, Ontario

Area of Study
Behavioural Science Technician

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“Every time I explain to anyone what Contact North is, I say, ‘They’re like the guidance counsellors of the adult world.’

“I originally reached out to Contact North with hopes to get help applying for college and they have provided me so much more help than I could have imagined!

“They started by connecting me with free online courses, which I found so valuable because it gave me the opportunity to have exposure to many different topics of study, which helped me choose what I wanted to go to college for.

“Whenever anybody tells me they need help with training, academics, vocational or basically anything else, I tell them to reach out to Contact North because even if they can’t help you, they know who to refer you to!”

“They connected me with an awesome teacher who helped me complete the necessary credits I needed apply for college. “They helped me apply for college and gave me valuable advice about the application process.

“They provided me with a quiet space to study when I found my home environment distracting. They even tutored me through the research and writing process I needed to learn to complete my college assignments.

“They connected me to vocational services that helped me find a summer job, which led me to experiences I probably wouldn’t have been able to find myself. They even helped me write up my resume and cover letter.

“Whenever anybody tells me they need help with training, academics, vocational, or basically anything else, I tell them to reach out to Contact North because even if they can’t help you, they know who to refer you to!”