Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Community Involvement

Options Solutions is proud to exist in communities that are dedicated to the ongoing education and support of adolescents, and is grateful to all of the clients and educational leaders who have helped us flourish in the Lower Mainland. From sponsoring field hockey tournaments and graduation events, to being recognized as the West Vancouver Small Business of the Year in 2013, Options Solutions is committed to being involved in and giving back to the communities that have contributed to its success. Options Solutions also helps a select group of students pro bono each year, changing educational access for future generations.

Every school year, Options Solutions partners with local school officials and PAC members to host informational forums to help parents and students tackle the university admission processes for Canadian schools. Over the years, we have worked with many schools, including:

  • West Vancouver Secondary
  • Rockridge Secondary
  • Sentinel Secondary
  • Handsworth Secondary
  • Point Grey Secondary
  • Prince of Wales Secondary
  • Sir Charles Tupper Secondary
  • Sir Winston Churchill Secondary
  • University Hill Secondary
  • Earl Marriott Secondary
  • Elgin Park Secondary
  • Semiahmoo Secondary
  • Fraser Heights Secondary
  • Tamanawis Secondary
  • BC School Counsellors’ Association
  • Surrey Teachers’ Association

Many PACS use these forums as fundraising events and Options has contributed to raising over $50,000 for local schools.

The goal of our presentations and workshops is to provide parents and students with the information they need to navigate the post-secondary process with grace and good humour. We offer two types of sessions created specifically for high school students and their parents: an interactive parent and student admissions simulation workshop and a parent and student informational presentation that focuses on such topics as course planning and the Canadian admissions process.

We welcome the opportunity to work together with any school official, PAC member, or parent to create a dynamic event for your community. Read more about the speaking engagements we offer here.

“Thank you for your generous support of Rockridge Secondary School through your donation for our Spring Soirée.  Your donation made a real difference in helping raise funds during our Spring event. The funds raised were put towards the addition of glass doors and a projector to complete the learning space in the Library Learning Commons. Funds raised were also put towards the purchase of a new score board in the gym. Thank you once again for your very thoughtful contribution. We greatly appreciate the support of our community partners, such as you.”

Jeannette Laursoo
Principal, Rockridge Secondary School