Ontario Universities’ Fair

See all 21 Ontario universities under one roof at the 2016 Ontario
Universities’ Fair!

The OUF takes place September 23-25, 2016, at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre. Admission is free.

New this year: Register for an OUF Passport – the easiest way for students and
counsellors to share contact information with the universities.

Registration will open August 22. Students are strongly encouraged to save time
and get their Passport in advance: www.ouf.ca/passport.

Visit: www.ouf.ca

OSAP and Financial Planning — New Date

The OSAP and financial planning information session that was cancelled in April has been rescheduled for May 26 at 10:15 in the library. If are in grade 12 and going to college or university next year, sign up for this very important session in guidance right away. Space in the library is limited.

Experience Ontario

Attention graduating students who are not going to university, college or an apprenticeship and not returning to Madill next year…

Consider applying to Experience Ontario, a government funded program that could get you a career coach, a possible paid employment placement, and help with applying to postsecondary opportunities. If this sounds interesting to you, come to guidance or see Mrs. Finch in the office. The deadline is coming up quickly, so find out more today!

More information is also available at www.edu.gov.on.ca/studentsuccess/ExperienceOn.html .

Summer Company

There’s still time!

There’s still time to register for the Summer Company program and receive up to $3,000 while running a summer business. Do you have plans to earn money by cutting grass this summer? Or doing web design? Or cutting firewood? Or selling garden vegetables, baking or flowers at the farmers’ market? If so, this program is for you. Use your ingenuity to design a business idea, and net additional dollars for your summer efforts.

Students between the ages of 15 and 29, who are returning to school in the fall, can register for this program by googling “summer company program”. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, participants receive up to $1,500 toward start-up expenses and an additional grant of $1,500 on successful completion of the program.

The deadline for applications in May 6th but, if you are enrolled in a High Skills Major program and interested in applying to use this as a co-op placement, the deadline is April 29th. For more information, or assistance in developing your business idea, contact Alison Lobb at the Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre in Seaforth – alobb@huroncounty.ca  519.527.0305  www.huronsbec.ca.

Grade 12 Exit Survey

Grade 12 Madill students who are not returning to Madill next year need to complete the following brief survey:


OSAP and Financial Planning

All grade 12 students planning to go to university or college next year are invited to attend an OSAP / financial planning information session during period 4 on Monday, April 11. Sign up in guidance right away to be able to attend this important session.

YMCA Celebration of Youth Scholarship

The deadline for the YMCA Celebration of Youth Scholarship has been extended to March 14. Take a look at the information in the scholarship list (at left).

University of Guelph Interaction Conference

Interaction is a one day conference for grade 10 and 11 students who have a passion for learning and a desire to continue their education beyond secondary school. There are 40 sessions that aim to introduce university living and learning through informative and interactive sessions.

Interaction will be held at the University of Guelph on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 and Thursday, April 28th, 2016 (choose one), and the registration fee is $30 which includes lunch. Registration deadline is Monday, April 11, 2016.

Get more information or register at admission.uoguelph.ca/interaction .


Attention Grade 10 Students:

Are you interesting in developing your leadership potential? Each year, one grade 10 student from each school is invited to attend the three day Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) in April in Guelph, and six more grade 10 students are invited to participate in other leadership seminars in our area sometime this spring.

If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please pick up an application form from the guidance office.

More information is available at http://hobywo.webs.com .

Attending Madill Next Year

All students who plan to be a grade 9 to 12 student at Madill next year (2016-2017) should have selected courses by Friday, February 12. If you haven’t done so yet, see guidance right away.

If you will be new to Madill in 2016-2017 (grade 9 to 12), please ensure you have selected courses right away (try to get them in by Feb. 12), in order to have a space in the classes you want!


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