Learning Commons Resources

Career Education Resources on Sora eBook Library

We have a wide variety of books, curriculum and DVDs available.

Curriculum Examples

  • What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job
  • Career planner – choosing an occupation
  • Lasting gifts – parents, teens and the career journey
  • What is digital entrepreneurship?

Search Terms

Use the following keywords to search for resources:

  • careers

To enter the Search Portal, click on the banner located at the top of this page.  You can also view Topic Lists in the Search Portal. Choose the High School icon which will open the subject lists.  Read more here about using Topic Lists.


Log in to Curio.ca and search for Career Education.

Curio.ca offers the audio and video content from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and Radio-Canada for unique Canadian content.  (K-12, but mostly high school content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to  Discovery Education Canada.  Students can can then choose from topics such as: Education, Engineering, Environmental Occupations, Financial, Health, Human Services, Workplace Skills, Marketing and Sales, Media and Arts, Personal and Building Services, Production Occupations, Professional Specialty Occupations, Scientific Occupations, Technical and Related Occupations, Technology, and Transportation and Material Moving Occupations.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus offers students award-winning digital or multimedia content.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

To search in Explora High School, log in to Explora Secondary.

EBSCOhost’s Explora is a site to encourage student research with extensive, reliable content and ease of use.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to EVERFI for courses such as:  Venture – Entrepreneurial Expedition – important basic business skills for Gr. 7-10, Financial Literacy for Grades 9-12 and Play to Learn – STEM Career Readiness for Grades 8-10 (called “Radius” outside BC).

EverFI produces digital courses, such as: financial literacy, STEM, diversity and inclusion, student loan management, digital citizenship, civic awareness, entrepreneurial thinking, alcohol and substance abuse, and sexual assault prevention.  (Gr. 2-12)  Look for a full description (and a list of all courses available) under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

GALE CENGAGE Learning and GALE Databases:  Log in to your parent home page in Encom, or through the Search Portal at the Search Portal landing page to find the links, usernames and passwords for the various GALE sites:  “Canada in Context”, “Global Issues in Context”, “Gale Virtual Reference Library”, “Science in Context” and “Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources”.

GALE CENGAGE Learning is a world leader in eResearch and educational publishing.  (Gr. 9-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in at KNOW BC and search by going to an encyclopedia or book title.

KnowBC is the leading general reference site for British Columbia, and has the Encyclopedia of British Columbia and other reference works.  (Gr. K-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Learn360 to look for information about Careers & Job Search or Guidance & Counseling.  In Learn360, students can find videos on ‘goals’, ‘self assessment’, ‘projects’, ‘personal networking’ and many more.

Learn360 is a media-on-demand service or digital video library for Gr. K-12, with digital, audio and other support materials.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through their work they support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.

The work of MediaSmarts falls into three main areas: education, public awareness, and research and policy.

HCOS Students are encouraged to go to Digital & Media Literacy.  This section explores many aspects of digital and media literacy: from the basics, to how youth engage with different media, to issues they may encounter, to essays and educational games which can help students become ‘media smart’.  The following categories may be explored:

Log in to RightNow Media and search for topics such as youth, leadership, and for various themed topics around careers, work and friendship.

RightNow Media is like the ‘Netflix’ of Christian Bible studies and has something for every age!  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to World Book and choose World Book Advanced (Gr. 8-12).

World Book is our online encyclopedia with research sites for all ages from K to 12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.