Bruce Downey is a former guidance counselor, who loves helping people find the appropriate career path.

Bruce received his Bachelor of Arts from Brock University and attended Nipissing for Faculty of Education. Then, he spent 30 years teaching grades 3-12 in public schools. He spent 14 years as a guidance counselor in high schools.

He is a former advisor for the web-based program “Career Cruising“, which helps people with education and career planning online. Later, he spent three years as an educational consultant for the Near North District School Board. Here, he developed student leadership / global citizenship programs, and First Nations leadership programs which were used in seven high schools and 35 grade schools.

Bruce especially enjoyed facilitating and developing empowerment programs for at-risk youth in North Bay high schools.

He worked as an educational consultant for Canadore College, where he set up student leadership programs, including a  First Nations leadership and mentorship program. Bruce was also a facilitator for the We Organization for 15 years. He brought their programs to North Bay students through their schools. He enjoys matching businesses with organizations that share similar values, and is offering consulting service as part of his business.

Bruce coached throughout his educational career in the school system: basketball, track and field, volleyball, soccer, alpine skiing etc. He has coached competitive hockey for many years.  Now, his one son is in Minor Midget hockey.

Bruce Downey is married and has two sons. His youth was spent in Southern Ontario. He has lived in North Bay for 30 years and is a member of St. Andrews United Church. He loves to travel and enjoys skiing, canoeing, camping, and quality time with family and friends.

What Bruce Can Do For You:

Contact Bruce today about making your own education and career plan. You can learn more about the process here. Also, Bruce works as a consultant with schools, school boards, private businesses, and community organizations.  He sets up programs and helps students grow.