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  • 1. 16 Concourse Gate, Suite 600 Ottawa Ontario 1-877-765-5565 or 613-237-1099 The Canadian Counselling Association
  • 2. Who are we? Our Vision and Our Mission
  • 3.
      • CCA 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.
      • CCA 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 CCA 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 CCA 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. 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
    • Interest based Chapters
    • Counsellor Educators
    • Feminist Network
    • Career Development
    • School Counsellors
    • Private Practitioners
    • Creative Arts in Counselling
    • Pastoral
    • Social Justice
    • Aboriginal Circle
    • GLBTT
  • 12.
    • Access to CCA’s Ethics Committee for advice
    • Access to our Home and Automobile Insurance
    • Access to professional liability insurance
  • 13. Membership in CCA
      • 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 CCA
    • Pay annual fees of $65
    • Meet CCA professional development standards:
      • A minimum of 4 CEU credits *(Continuing Education Unit) related to the field of counselling, within every 3 year period
      • * 1 CEU = 6 hours of training
  • 18.
    • The Canadian Counselling Association
      • 16 Concourse Gate, Suite 600,
      • Ottawa, ON K2E 7S8
    • Toll free: 1-877-765-5565
    • Local: 613-237-1099
    • Fax: 613-237-9786
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Website:
    How to Contact CCA