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Present on your research and knowledge based on your education and experience working with clients.

We accept proposals on a variety of topics related to counselling and psychotherapy.

Our attendees are waiting to learn from people like you!

The CCPA 2022 Conference will be held from May 19 – 22, 2022.

The Pre-Conference day will be held on May 19, 2021.
The Conference will be held from May 20 – 22, 2021.

We invite you to submit a presentation proposal.

Instructions for Submissions

  1. Proposals for the pre-conference must be received by August 23, 2021. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
  2. Conference proposals must be received by October 22, 2021. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
  3. A confirmation of receipt of the proposal will be sent to the email address for the contact person listed on the application form.
  4. Please select whether you want to present the session virtually, live in-person, send a pre-recorded version or are open to all options. Pre-recorded presentations will be made available to conference attendees throughout the month of May and for a few months afterwards and included in the conference rate. For this reason, openness to be recorded will be considered when reviewing and selecting proposals. Live sessions offered virtually can also be recorded for attendees to access at a later date. Note that some live sessions on-site will be streamed to attendees joining virtually and so willingness to stream will also be considered during the selection process.
  5. You may choose between a 30 minute or 1 hour presentation for the conference and a 3 hour to 6 hour window for the pre-conference.
  6. For submissions with more than one presenter, all communication will be sent to the main contact person identified on the proposal (usually the person who submits the proposal).
  7. By submitting a presentation proposal, it is understood that the presenter(s) agree to be part of an evaluation process that asks conference participants to evaluate each session they attend.
  8. The Program Committee reserves the right to make final presentation selections. Presenters will be notified of final acceptance and regrets via e-mail to the main contact person.
  9. By submitting a presentation proposal, it is understood that the presenter(s) agree(s) to present and to participate as proposed, if accepted, and recorded if applicable.
  10. Write an accurate program description, as you want it to appear in the final program. Once a submission is received and blind-reviewed, the description can’t be changed significantly. The Program Committee reserves the right to edit abstracts.
  11. Organizers encourage the submission of presentation proposals in either official language. Sessions can be offered in French or English. A limited number of sessions will be translated simultaneously. The Program Committee will select the sessions to be simultaneously translated and the Conference Coordinator will contact the presenters for their agreement.
  12. The Program Committee may accept more than one presentation from a single speaker. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis given the number of presentation proposals available and the mix of topics submitted.
  13. Presenters are invited to submit summary reports and copies of their presentations/handouts for possible publication and/or to be posted on the conference website before or after the event.
  14. Presenters must register for the conference. A special rate will be available for them once registration opens.

Application Evaluation Process

Each application will be reviewed and evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Completeness and accuracy of application
  • Relevance to intended conference audience (described below)
  • Length of presentation requested and schedule availability: Space is limited, please indicate your preference on the application.
  • Language of presentation: Organizers are committed to offering presentation opportunities in both official languages.
  • Level of presentation: The organizers encourage presentations aimed at different levels of knowledge: introductory, intermediate or advanced. The presenter must decide on and indicate the level at which they consider their session to be.
  • Style of presentation:
    • Interactive, using demonstrations, discussions and/or lectures.
    • Individual presentation/demonstration – intended to provide an opportunity for participants to learn about innovative effective programs and practices related to the various topics listed.
    • Panel discussion – intended to target a specific issue or idea. Using a variety of perspectives, the discussion should provide alternative solutions, interpretations or contrasting points of view on the subject.
    • Hands-on – intended to actively engage participants over fifty percent of the session time, dealing with curriculum, best practices, and obtaining new skills.

Intended Audience

It is expected that over 500 participants will attend. Intended audience includes:

  • Counsellors
  • Educators
  • Career practitioners
  • Community agencies
  • Universities and colleges
  • Employment services
  • Policy makers

Please share this Call for Presenters with your colleagues. Thank you for your interest in our conference. We look forward to your submission.

Submit a Proposal for the Conference