Disclaimer: This collection is provided only as a service to students visiting our Learning Centre. The Provincial Schools Branch takes no responsibility for the content of the following web links.
- Picnet – Pickering Public Library: Wow! What a great site. History, science, geography, and more. If you are not a great reader, it has a built in text to speech engine that you can download.
- Hamilton Public Library: Lots of links and searchable databases.
- Canadian Geographic: Explore Canada through its wooly wildlife, giant geography and fun facts! Play games, get homework help and much more on this section devoted to Canadian kids.http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/
- FactMonster: American site that allows you to choose between sites for boys or girls, and enter your grade level. Although the content is based on the U.S.A., there are many terrific resources here.
- KASA – Kids as Self Advocates: Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) is an American organization created by youth with disabilities, for youth. They are teens and young adults with disabilities speaking out.
Connecting to Others
There are many organizations that can assist young people to improve your learning skills, develop self-esteem and find others like yourself who have similar needs and interests.
- Ability Online: Ability Online is an extraordinary and absolutely free Internet community. Here, young people with disabilities and illnesses connect with all kinds of possibilities.
- Kids Help Phone: Canada’s only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. Every day, professional counsellors provide immediate, caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the country. The service is completely anonymous and confidential – they don’t trace calls, they don’t use call display. You don’t even have to tell them your name if you don’t want to. Calling Kids Help Phone or posting an online question is free for young people across Canada.