Student Reps

CCPA has a Student Representative program at Canadian Universities (AUCC-member institutions) that offer master's-level degrees in counselling or related field leading to certification. These Student Reps are available to contact if you have any questions about CCPA, its membership, and/or the profession. CCPA Student Reps act as liason and facilitate communication between the University, its students, the appropriate Provincial Director and CCPA. They engage in activities intended to inform students about the Association and the counselling profession. CCPA encourages and supports Student Reps to be actively involved with the students on campus, with the CCPA National Conference, and with CCPA's Student Newsletter. 

Student Representative Benefits:

  • Free chapters and student membership, and consequent member benefits (including access to Liability Insurance)
  • Publication in the CCPA Student Newsletter
  • Networking opportunities

Student Representative Responsibilities: (see Outline of Responsibilities for sample schedule of activities)

  • Work alongside their province's regional director:
  • Lead a CCPA info session once per year.
  • Communicate relevant updates from CCPA to counselling students through list-serv and a poster
  • Submit the completed annual CCPA Student Representative Activity Report form
  • Participate in two CCPA Student Representative conference calls during Fall & Spring.
  • Participate in the publication of CCPA’s Student Newsletter ( writing an article, editing, or finding students or faculty members to submit articles).
  • Outgoing representatives promote the position in their institution and, upon finding a replacement, submit a final report of their term as a student representative using the template found here.

Student Representative Optional Activities:

  • ‘Follow’ CCPA on Twitter and Facebook, if applicable.
  • Be profiled on the Ambassadors program
  • Assist with CCPA National Conference when it is held in your city.
  • Plan and implement other activities on campus according to student needs and your schedule.

How to become a Student Representative
Applications for vacant positions are accepted throughout the year. Applications for positions that are occupied will not be considered.

For Student Representative applications to be considered, the applicant must be a member of CCPA or have submitted a membership application. Applicants who are not yet a member can submit a membership request as Student Representative along with their Proof of Student status.

In addition, please submit the Student Representative Application Form and Agreement Forms to Mandy at

*Please note that the list of universities below is for your reference only. It is neither official nor exhaustive and a listing on this page does in no way imply endorsement by CCPA.

University Student Representative Date of Appointment
    University of Calgary Barbara Pickering September 5, 2013
    University of Lethbridge Julia Russel April 14, 2014
    University of Alberta Kristy Dykshoorn September 11, 2014
    St. Stephen's College Laura Foster January 7, 2014
    City University - Calgary Campus Makrina Morozowski January 26, 2015
    Gonzaga University Sarah Bradshaw October 29, 2014
    St. Stephen's College Suzanne Clease January 7, 2014
    Athabasca University Vacant March 20, 2015
    City University - Calgary Campus Vacant January 29, 2014
    City University - Edmonton Campus Vacant October 24, 2014

British Columbia
    University of Victoria Autumn Garnett March 19, 2014
    University of British Columbia Barbara Smith November 1, 2010
    University of Victoria Diane Teixeira March 19, 2014
    Thompson Rivers University Katherine Torrez October 30, 2014
    Adler School of Professional Psychology (BC) Lisa Cavey October 25, 2013
    Trinity Western University Stephanie Hall December 16, 2014
    University of British Columbia Stuart Hoover November 1, 2010
    City University (Vancouver Campus) Vacant August 25, 2014
    Simon Fraser University Vacant October 29, 2014
    Gonzaga University Vacant October 29, 2013
    University of Northern British Columbia Vacant October 29, 2014

    University of Manitoba Anna-Maria Coniglio November 20, 2013
    Brandon University Vacant July 29, 2010
    Université de Saint-Boniface Vacant July 15, 2013
    University of Winnipeg Vacant July 29, 2010

New Brunswick
    University of New Brunswick Jason Jones September 12, 2014
    University of New Brunswick Patricia Murray-Zelmer September 12, 2014
    Université de Moncton Vacant February 1, 2011

    Memorial University of Newfoundland Veronica Hounsell January 13, 2015

Nova Scotia
    Acadia University Barrette Plett October 6, 2014
    Acadia University Sybil Power September 1, 2013

    University of Ottawa (Anglophone) Jessica Isenor March 29, 2012
    University of Ottawa (Francophone) Lindsey Thomson December 4, 2014
    Saint- Paul University (Francophone) Marie-Claude Leroux September 9, 2014
    Saint-Paul University (Anglophone) Nadrina Whatley February 20, 2015
    University of Western Ontario Taryn Mototsune September 17, 2014
    Wilfrid Laurier University Vacant July 29, 2010
    University of Guelph Vacant July 29, 2010
    University of Toronto Vacant April 11, 2014

    Concordia University Idalid Diaz Posada August 14, 2014
    McGill University Rabeea Siddique September 24, 2014
    McGill University Rena Klisouris September 24, 2014
    Université de Laval Vacant July 29, 2010
    Université du Québec à Rimouski Vacant July 29, 2010
    Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Vacant July 29, 2010
    Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Vacant July 29, 2010
    Université du Québec à Montréal Vacant July 29, 2010
    Université du Québec en Outaouais Vacant July 29, 2010
    Université de Sherbrooke Vacant July 29, 2010

    University of Saskatchewan Dylan Stansfield January 8, 2014
    Briercrest College and Seminary Vacant September 4, 2014
    University of Regina Vacant July 29, 2010
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