Other Support Services

Rmd. School District Support Workers


​Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS): 
Ms. Clara Avandano, avaiable at McMath by appointment only.   Translation services and other cultural supports available for families new to Canada and the Richmond school district.  
Email: cavendanc@sd38.bc.ca or contact a counsellor for referal.
Hearing Resource Teacher: 
Ms. Melinda Newman, available at McMath on Wednesday and Thursday.  
Email: mnewman@sd38.bc.ca or contact a counsellor for a referal.​
Aboriginal Support Teacher: 
Ms. Monique Giard, available at McMath on Mondays in the counselling centre.  
Email: mgi​​ard@sd38.bc.ca or contact a counsellor for a referal.


Other district support staff available by referal of School Based Team/Counsellor:
  • Speach Language Pathologist (SLP),
  • School Psychologist
  • AST


Community Based Support Workers connected to McMath

School Public Health Nurse: 

Lorissa Chang, available by appointment.  
Email lorissa.chang@vch.ca or contact a counsellor for referal.
Richmond Addictions Services: 
Provides various programs to students and their families, such as CATS (Constructive Alternatives to Suspensions).  
Visit www.richmondaddictions.ca or contact your counsellor for more information.
See your counsellor to learn more or for a referall about these other counselling service partners:
  • Richmond Child & Adolescent Program (CAP), Walk-in Intake available ​
    • Wed. 2:30-4:30 at 8100 Granville St., Rmd., 
    • Thur. 9-3:30 at #200-6100 Bowling Green, Rmd.
  • Chimo Crisis Services (www.chimocrisis.com)
  • Vancouver Coast Health: Mental Health Promotion & Counselling (604-233-3223)
  • City of Richmond, Roving Leaders (https://www.richmond.ca/parksrec/youth/youthoutreach.htm)​