Presented to the Liberal Mental Health Caucus in Ottawa on (1) Indigenous mental health and (2) youth mental health and the criminal justice system.
Produced and launched the bilingual resource School Counsellors Working with Military and Veteran Families, in collaboration with members of the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle.
Received prestigious award from the Vanier Institute of the Family for excellence in advancing the national understanding of families in Canada.
Joined our Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health partners for a Parliament Hill Day event that involved meeting with Members of Parliament and the Senate to advance policy discussions surrounding mental illness and mental health.
Recognized and supported a number of national and international special days and weeks by issuing press releases, some of which resulted in media appearances such as for Canada Career Month on Rogers Daytime Ottawa.
Appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, presenting our pre-budget recommendations to improve access to mental health care.
Joined Quebec MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault for the announcement of his Private Members Bill to amend the Excise Tax Act to include psychotherapy and psychotherapists as tax‐exempt services. Issued a press release and sent letters to all MPs in support of the bill.
Continued advocating with insurers and employers for third party billing.
Continued actively supporting provinces working toward regulation of the profession, including supporting New Brunswick in its efforts to get regulated and in the opening of the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick
Applauded the House of Commons Finance Committee report which includes significant recommendations on mental health supports and references to CCPA’s pre-budget submission. Issued a press release and sent a letter of support to Minister of Finance, the Honourable Bill Morneau, as well as thank you notes to the Finance Committee members.
Continued working with national partners in advancing mental health and wellness including :
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Hosted a two-day leadership program for future CCPA leaders in Ottawa where they received information on CCPA’s history, went through a mock board-meeting, met and listened to stories from leaders in the field and tried their hand at an escape room.
Scheduled new webinars for the 2018 season, including a series of webinars on trans-specific mental health to take strides on this front.
Supported the ongoing planning for the 2018 Student Symposium taking place at Laval University in March 2018.
Continued offering professional liability insurance through BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd (BMS Group) to give members access to higher limits and enhanced coverage at no additional cost.
Continued to offer a legal advice service to offer certified members 24/7 access to experts in the field.
Created new Awards to recognize the significant contributions of our members.
The University of Victoria obtained accreditation for its MA Counselling Psychology program.
Published a new section on our website entirely dedicated to the topic of clinical supervision in counselling.
Offered clinical supervision workshops in St John’s, NL and Vancouver, BC.
Continued to annually sponsor a graduate level course in clinical supervision.
Certified more Canadian Certified Counsellors – Supervisors.