Tools for Success

Tools for Success

Ms. Tashona Ferguson is OJSH's Success Coach. Her aim is to help students create resiliency, enhance wellness and find success!

Tashona will be providing links and articles on this page that you can access that are designed to help you find your own success. 

Text for Hope

Although we are no longer in lock down, students still may be feeling isolated, and alone. An Alberta-based innovation, Text4Hope is an evidence-based tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors provoked due to the feeling of isolation. Through a set of daily messages, people receive advice and encouragement helpful in developing healthy personal coping skills and resiliency.

Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.

Community members simply subscribe to receive ongoing supportive content, and best of all this is absolutely free!


Outside of School Hours- Need to Talk to Someone?

Kids Help Phone  1-800-668-6868   Text:686868

Family Violence Awareness

This year’s theme, #WhereToTurn, encourages all of us to learn what resources are available in your community to support those affected by family violence.

  • If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger call 911
  • To find the nearest shelter go to
  • The Family Violence Info Line: 310-1818
    • Call anytime if you;
      • Are affected by family violence
      • Need help with safety planning
      • Know someone who needs help
      • Need a list of services and supports in your area
      • Want to learn more about the issue
    • Service is available toll-free to all Albertans, 24 hours a day in over 170 languages
  • Call 211 for listing of local supports in your community
  • Talk to trusted family, friends or neighbours

Family violence includes intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, and elder abuse. It can be physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse, as well as neglect.

Family violence can cause a number of serious health and social problems across ones lifespan including anxiety, depression, physical harm, failure at school, problems with friendships, alcohol and drug use, diseases and pain, lack of stable employment, financial problems and decreased lifespan (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015).