Box 490 3rd Avenue West, Dinsmore, SK S0L 0T0
Phone: (306) 846-2188

Ms. Char Dansereau is the Career Development Counselor. She will be at Dinsmore Composite School on Day 1, Kyle Composite School on Day 3, Beechy School on Day 5 and Lucky Lake School on Day 6.  If you need information on a day when Ms. Dansereau is not at your school, please contact her by email at .


Sun West's very own, Vanessa Lewis and Renee Harrison have started a Facebook page for Career Development as a way to push out information to students and parents. It has info on scholarships, open houses for post-secondary schools and numerous other tidbits. It is current and easy to use. Please use the link below to access it. 


Upcoming Events & Deadlines 

  • November 7  See Your Future Education & Career Fair in Saskatoon 

  • November 16  Great Plains College Biggar Spend A Day 

  • November 17- “What is Engineering?”at U of S 

  • November 18 TD Scholarships for Community Leadership application deadline 

  • November 23  Great Plains College Swift Current Spend A Day 

  • November 30  Deadline for Shad Valley application 

  • December 15  Deadline to apply for SARM Scholarships 

  • April 7th  Great Plains College Kindersley Spend A Day 


Career Guidance Report  November/December, 2017 


Kin Canada Bursaries are sponsored by Kinsmen and Kinettes across Canada. This year the Kinsmen will be awarding fifty $1000 scholarships.  Applicants for the bursaries must be registered as a full time student in the 2018-19 school year at a recognized post-secondary institution. Candidates must demonstrate high ideals and qualities of citizenship. Application forms must be completed and submitted to your local Kinsmen Club by February 1, 2018. More information and online applications are available online at . 


The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is sponsoring their Student Scholarship program once again this year. Grade 12 students can apply for 2 available $1500 scholarships. Applicants must be planning to attend a post-secondary institute in the fall of 2018. Applicants can be studying out of province if their course of study is not offered in Saskatchewan. Students should have a farming background and have parents or guardians who own or rent land and pay taxes to a rural municipality. Application forms are available online at .  The deadline for applications is December 15, 2017.   


The Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards Program is one of Canada’s most prestigious awards. This year 20 young Canadians will be awarded Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards valued at up to $7000 per year for a maximum of 4 years. Applicants must be studying towards a first undergraduate degree or diploma at an accredited institution in Canada, they must be Canadian citizens, they must demonstrate courage in overcoming an obstacle in their life and they must have volunteered in humanitarian endeavors. The deadline to apply for the Award is February 1, 2018.  Information and online applications will be available sometime in November at . 

CAA Saskatchewan awards 3 scholarships to students entering Saskatchewan’s three major post-secondary institutions (U of S, U of A, Sask. Polytechnic). Each scholarship is worth $2500 and applicants must be either a CAA member or a child of a CAA member and a resident of Saskatchewan. You must apply for the scholarship through the institution in which you are applying.  Go to for more details. The deadline for application is March 1, 2018. 


  1. What is Engineering? - November 17. What is Engineering? is an annual event held in partnership with the University of Regina (U of R) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of Saskatchewan (APEGS). Come join us to learn more about what an engineering career looks like through discussion with uSask and U of R students, and get an in-depth tour of our building’s labs! It will be held this year on November 17th, 2017. For more information on What is Engineering? in Saskatoon, please contact: The Engineering Student Centre Phone: 306-966-5274 Email: 

  2. Just a reminder to Grade 12 students who are applying to post-secondary programs to begin next fall. Post-secondary institutes are now accepting applications for the 2018 academic year. Ms. Dansereau can help you apply online at the school, just ask for an appointment to have this done. Parents are welcome and invited to be part of the application process. 


  1. TD Scholarships for Community Leadership is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship programs in Canada. Last year out of 3200 applications, 20 students were awarded full scholarships valued at $70,000 each. These scholarships are awarded to students who are now in their final year of high school who have shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community. Each scholarship includes full tuition at any approved university or college in Canada, $7500 a year towards living expenses and an offer of summer employment at TD. Students can download an application or apply online at The final deadline for receipt of application is November 18, 2017. 

  2. If you are a grade 10-12 student and want to experience four intense and exciting weeks experiencing campus life at a top Canadian university and are interested in science, engineering, technology, entrepreneurship and leadership, then you need to find out more about Shad Valley. 600 students will participate to attend one of twelve Canadian universities for four weeks in the summer of 2018. There are lectures, workshops, team projects and product development opportunities. Students will work with university faculty and business and industry experts. Of course they will also meet and interact with other young Canadians. The personal growth, networking, learning benefits and future scholarship potential are all excellent reasons to get involved. If you would like to learn more, go to or see Ms. Dansereau for more information. 

  3. Great Plains College will be hosting “Spend  A  Day on November 16th in Biggar, November 23th in Swift Current, and on April 7th in Kindersley.  They are great opportunities to explore the various program offerings of each college.  See the poster in your school or talk to Ms. Dansereau for more information.  The registration deadlines are one week in advance for each “Spend  A  Day. Go to for more info or to register.  This is not a school sponsored event so your parents will have to notify the school of your absence. 



  1. Remember that scholarship deadlines are fast approaching.  If you plan to apply for scholarships, it is good to update your resume so you can pass it on to those who are going to write you reference letters.  Talk to teachers, employers, etc. to get reference letters that may be needed for applying to some scholarships.  You may also want to create a profile on or These are great websites to use for searching potential scholarships.