Protocol for Collaborative Relationship Agreements with External Agencies (PPM 149)

The Halton Catholic District School Board supports collaborative relationships that are consistent with our Vision, Mission, and Values, as well as with our existing policies and procedures in a Catholic context. Service agreements are recognized as mutually beneficial, and serve as supportive arrangements between a school and an external mental health, physical health or social service agency, professional or paraprofessional. The intent of these collaborative relationships is to enhance and expand opportunities for student success and well-being.

Collaborative relationships are a coordinated effort between external agency personnel and the school Principal, as well as with student service professionals, and other relevant school staff. The agreement should be designed to meet an identified need within a school community.

For more information on the Halton Catholic District School Board’s Protocol for Partnerships with External Agencies, please review VI-48 Protocol with External Agencies for the Provision of Services​. After reviewing, if you wish to pursue a collaborative relationship, please contact: Glenda Brown, Chief of Mental Health Programming; Jane Acheson, Acting Chief Social Worker; Oliver Foese, Chief Psychologist; or Denise Kollee, Chief Speech Language Pathologist.

Professional Services Request

An external agency that wishes to establish a collaborative relationship agreement with the Halton Catholic District School Board must do so by completing the following: (1) A Professional Services Agreement Request Form and (2) All required documents on the Required Documentation Checklist. For more information, and to access the Request Form and Required Documentation List, please review pages 5-9 on the VI-48 Protocol with External Agencies for the Provision of Services​​​.​​

Collaborative Relationship Agency List

The external agencies listed below have each completed the required documentation to establish a collaborative relationship agreement with the Halton Catholic District School Board.​ If you have questions related to the approved agencies listed below, or how to establish a collaborative relationship with the Halton Catholic Board, please contact Jane Acheson, Acting Chief Social Worker; or Oliver Foese, Chief Psychologist.

Agency List

Common Compass

  • Social Emotional Learning & Empathy
  • Mental Health Peer leader Training & Workshop
  • Leadership Training Workshop
  • Social Justice Workshop
  • Retreats
  • Educator’s Training

Elizabeth Fry Society

  • Building Resiliency in Girls 
  • Empowering Girls Against Exploitation 
  • Empowering Young Men

Erinoak Kids

  • Assistive Devices Resource Service

Halton Adapt

  • Know the D.E.A.L (Drugs, Education, Alcohol, and the Law) Program

Halton Children’s Aid Society

  • Community Child Protection Workers in identified schools

Halton Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

  • Halton Intervention and Support Committee, FASD Resource Team

Halton Women’s Place

  • School-based public education program for elementary and secondary schools on gendered violence, domestic violence, and building healthy relationship

Live Different – Circles

  • Currently running as a pilot program at one secondary school

Local Health Integration Network

  • Mental health and addiction nurses available in elementary and secondary schools

Milton Community Resource Centre

  • She Can! Girls Empowerment Program

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

  • Behaviour Analyst student placements available

Nelson Youth Centre

  • Reconnecting Youth Program – available at Christ the King, Bishop Reding and Jean Vanier Family of Schools

Reach Out Centre For Kids (ROCK) Child and Family Outreach Support Program (CFOSP)

  • Reach Out Programs for Schools (ROPS) Program – available in the North only
  • Psychology Services, as part of psychology assessments (students are assessed by ROCK)

St. John Ambulance – Burlington

  • Therapy Dog Program

Woodview – Mental Health & Autism Services  

  • School-based support team programs for individuals or group work
  • Halton Intensive Program

Roots Community Services

  • Student and Family Advocate Initiative

Additional Agencies

  • Mississauga Halton Health Integration Network (LHIN) – Mental Health Nurses
  • Halton FASD Resource Team – with the Halton FASD Collaborative (multiple agencies)*
  • Halton FASD Assessment and Diagnostic Team – with the Halton FASD Collaborative