Career and Academic Counselling

My name is Charlene Foster.  I'm the Career and Academic Counsellor at Calgary Christian School.  I am available to meet with students (and parents) on Tuesdays and on Friday mornings.  Sign up for an appointment by going to YouCanBook.Me and selecting a time on Tuesday. You can also send me an email.

Please visit my Career Page website for helpful tools and resources including:

- Calendar of university fairs and open house events

- Finance information including scholarships and financial aid

- Links to schools across Canada including virtual tours of numerous campuses

I also encourage you to take advantage of the resources in, including the high school planner, post secondary planner, occupation planner and online assessments. If you don't already have an account, email me to request the activation key.  If you have an account but have forgotten your password, enter your email address and click the "forgot password" link.  Contact me if you have any problems or questions.  

Post Secondary Open Houses

Deciding on which post-secondary institution to go to and which program to choose is a challenge for most students.  Visiting those institutions in person can be invaluable in helping with that process.  Check out the Post-Secondary Open House Calendar and plan which events you'll take in.


September 23

Study and Go Abroad Fair

University and student travel expo

BMO Centre, Calgary, AB

September 30

University of Lethbridge Open House

University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB

Info and registration:

September 30

University of Calgary Open House

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Info and registration:

October 14

King’s University Open House

King’s University, Edmonton, AB

Apply for free at the open house


October 21

University of Alberta Open House

Butterdome, Edmonton, AB

Free shuttle available

Info and shuttle registration:

October 21

St. Mary’s University Open House

St. Mary’s University, Calgary, AB


October 21

Bow Valley College Open House

Bow Valley College, Calgary, AB

October 20-21

Trinity Western University

Preview weekend

Trinity Western University, Langley, BC

Apply for free (always); flight reimbursement program

Info and registration:

Oct. 27 and 28

SAIT Open House

SAIT, Calgary, AB


Apply for free online or in person during the open house.

October 28

Mt. Royal University Open House

Mt. Royal University, Calgary, AB


November 3-4

Ambrose University Preview Day and Open House

Ambrose University, Calgary, AB

Info and registration:

November 17

Canadian Mennonite University: Outtatown program

Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB

Experience the Outtatown program

Info and registration:

November 18

University of British Columbia

Calgary Event

Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, Calgary, AB

Info and registration:

December 6

University of Victoria

Calgary Event

Hotel Blackfoot, Calgary, AB

Info and registration:


SheBiz Conference

 SheBiz Conference 2017 INFO


Questions?  Please contact our Career and Academic Counselor, Mrs. Foster.



RCMP Depot Youth Camp - August 7-11, 2017

The Depot Youth Camp is a week-long all-expenses-paid summer camp for students in Grades 11 and 12 (ages 16-19).

Students selected for the RCMP Youth Camp form a co-ed group that is reflective of a typical RCMP cadet troop. By the end of the week-long camp, the group will develop a good understanding of the career possibilities offered by the RCMP. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Depot prior to submitting an RCMP application.

Student selection will be based on academic achievement, fitness and interest in a career in policing. While at camp, students will be issued parts of the RCMP uniform to wear and will be expected to act as a troop in training. They will be required to wake up early, keep dorms clean, and behave as a professional representative of the RCMP.

Apply by March 1, 2017.

Go to for more information.

Updated University Events Calendar - October 2016

Here's an updated list of university events in the Calgary area over the next two months:


Oct. 28-29 - SAIT open house (submit one online application for free during the Open House, more info at

Oct. 29 - Mount Royal open house (more info at

Oct. 29 - University of Waterloo at Delta Calgary South (more info and registration at

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1- Memorial University information sessions (more info and locations at

Nov. 3 - University of Lethbridge at Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre (more info at

Nov. 4,5 - Ambrose open house (submit one application for free during the open house, more info at

Nov. 17 - University Fair field trip to Master’s College (15 institutions represented)

Nov. 19 - UBC at The Westin (more info at

Nov. 19 - ACAD open house (more info at

Nov. 30 - UVIC at Hotel Blackfoot  (more info at

Scholarships, Health Sector Opportunities and more!

Are you looking for information on scholarships?  Would you like to gain experience in the health care sector while you're a student?  Check out the opportunities posted on the Career Page website for details on these topics and much more!.

Career and Academic Counselling

Book Career Appointment Online

Do you want to book an appointment with Charlene Foster, the Career and Academic Counsellor?  You can now book appointments online.  It's quick and easy.  

Go to YouCanBook.Me and select a time on Tuesdays or Fridays (the days I'm at CCS).

Provide your name and email address.  You'll get an email confirming your appointment.


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