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1 16 Concourse Gate, Suite 600 Ottawa Ontario Tel: 1-877-765-5565 Fax: 613-237-9786

2 Who are we? Our Vision and Our Mission

3  CCPA is a national and bilingual organization dedicated to the enhancement of the counselling profession in Canada

4  We promote policies and practices which support the provision of accessible, competent, and accountable counselling services throughout the human lifespan, and in a manner sensitive to the pluralistic nature of society

5  CCPA strives to understand the needs of the diverse community of counsellors in Canada and aspires to being inclusive in its membership and to being a strong voice for the promotion of counselling

6 What are we?  A national association of professionally trained counsellors engaged in the helping professions founded in 1965

7 Advantages of Your CCPA Membership  Reasonable membership fees  Half price for students  Protected professional title  Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

8  Comprehensive Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice  Serves as a guide for professional conduct for all members  Rebates on our Counselling Ethics Casebook ($29.95) and on our Standards of Practice for Counsellors booklet ($10)

9  Free Subscription to  Cognica,our quarterly newsletter and to the Canadian Journal of Counselling  Eligibility for our CCPA Awards program  Electronic newsletter and online discussion forum  Networking and sharing ideas and expertise with other professionals

10  Available on our Web site  Calendar of events,  Extensive list of counselling related conferences  List of pre-approved workshops  Employment Opportunities  Professional Development opportunities  Official recognition of those activities through Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits  Yearly Conference – open to all!

11  Interest based Chapters  Counsellor Educators  Career Development  School Counsellors  Private Practitioners  Creative Arts in Counselling  Pastoral  Social Justice  Aboriginal Circle  Opportunity to join one or many of our Chapters according to your areas of interest or region of practice  Regional Chapters  British Columbia  National Capital Region

12  Access to CCPA’s Ethics Committee for advice  Access to our Home and Automobile Insurance  Access to Professional Liability Insurance

13 Membership in CCPA  Full member Category A ($150)  Master’s degree in counselling or related field  Institution needs to be recognized by the AUCC

14  Student Member ($75)  Student presently enrolled in a counselling (or a related field) program at an institution recognized by the AUCC  Membership fees are subject to change with notice

15 Certification - Aim  To establish a process and National recognition for the title of Canadian Certified Counsellor  To demonstrate to the public our Counsellors’ high level of professionalism  To maintain a directory of Canadian Certified Counsellors  To promote professional responsibility

16  To ensure professional visibility with employers, individual clients, colleagues from other professions  To promote professional development of counsellors  To facilitate professional recognition when we advocate for access to third-party payment eligibility with Health Insurance companies

17 Maintaining Certification  Annually renew your full membership status with CCPA  Pay annual fees of $65  Meet CCPA professional development standards:  A minimum of 24 CEU hours *(Continuing Education Unit) related to the field of counselling, within every 3 year period

18 How to contact CCPA 16 Concourse Gate, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON K2E 7S8 Toll free: 1-877-765-5565 Local: 613-237-1099 Fax: 613-237-9786 Email: Website:

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