613-612-6842 monika@horizoned.ca

Services

Helping parents make informed decisions in educational matters

Bilingual services to parents, new residents to Ottawa and international students

International students (high school and post-secondary):

  • Study in Canada options (public and private schools, programs, cultural transitioning)
  • Transcript review for application requirements from prior learning experiences
  • Support with study permit applications (student visa)
  • Consultations via Skype according to time zones
  • English language proficiency skills screening
  • Personal statement / application essay preparation assistance
  • In-person guided tour of preferred schools in the Ottawa area
  • ongoing support and progress monitoring during studies in Canada

New residents to Ottawa

  • Evening and weekend appointments and in-home client consultations, or via Skype for out-of-area inquiries
  • School choice and location information, school performance ratings
  • School program options (French language, French immersion, English as a second language)
  • School integration plans, transfers, suspension appeals
  • Home-school communication

Parents of special needs students:

  • Evening and weekend appointments and in-home client consultations, collaboration with therapists
  • Parent coaching with a focus on guiding learning skills with targeted learning resources
  • Home learning environment assessments to develop ongoing learning plans
  • Behavioural issue solutions associated with learning and school settings
  • Secondary school program option information, transitioning to post-secondary programs
  • Child and Adolescent mental health information, community programs and services orientation
  • Ontario education policy and research information, advocacy, complaint and appeal processes

Assessments – learning styles profiles, preschool language development, English as a Second Language (ESL) and French As a Second Language (FSL) proficiency in reading, writing and oral communication, KeyMath3, WIAT3 (in English) and WIAT-II (in French)

View the video Navigating the School System from the National Women’s Show, Life and Learning Stage presentation

  • Navigating The System
  • Behaviour issues associated with learning and school
  • Special Education process assistance (IPRC , IEP, system classes )
  • Parenting a special needs child (Autism, ADHD, gifted, learning disabilities)

Other information available

  • Child and adolescent mental health issues awareness
  • Community resources orientation
  • Learning resources orientation
  • Education research updates
  • French Language education
  • French Immersion programs
  • English as a Second language programs
  • Ontario school system policies