Social Work Support

Abbey Park High School and Abbey Park Family of Schools 

Our goal is to support you by creating a safe space for you, providing therapeutic interventions,
and helping you find the right resources when you need them.











You might consider accessing School Social Work Service if your academic achievement is being affected by concerns like:

What can your School Social Worker do for you? 

With your permission, and in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space, your School Social Worker can:


What if Social Work support is suggested but you don’t really want it?

School Social Workers do provide a wide range of service to many students.  However, not every student needs a School Social Worker.  You may feel that you already have everyone you need in your circle.  You may already be working with a counsellor in the community.  You may have tried counselling and found it just wasn’t for you or maybe the timing just isn’t right. You know your situation best. 

Connecting with your School Social Worker

Abbey Park High School and Abbey Park Family of Schools 

For self-referrals to the Abbey Park Social Worker please contact:

Cathy McDonald, MSW, RSW

School Social Worker
School Phone Number: 905-827-4101 ext 2242
Cell Phone Number: 905-749-3126
Email: mcdonaldca@hdsb.ca 

Please note that the Social Workers email and phone number are only monitored during working hours.  Please do not leave any urgent messages.

If you are in distress and need to talk, please contact one of the following two agencies

KidsHelpPhone.ca - information, strategies and access to phone/text/live chat support

ROCK 24 hour Crisis Line at 905-878-9785.    

If you are feeling suicidal, please call 911