Currently in the final stages of developing an advocacy toolkit for members with information on advocating with government and elected officials, employers and insurance companies as well as unions and associations to be published this year.
Developed a new issue paper in partnership with CCPA’s Career Counsellors Chapter on the critical role career development plays in mental health and wellness.
Launched our first social media campaign called #TalkingCanHelp designed to raise awareness about services offered by counsellors and psychotherapists across the country and third-party billing.
Assisted in efforts to achieve regulation of the profession in Alberta.
Continued involvement with FACTS across the country.
Conducted extensive outreach and advocacy regarding inclusion of counsellors and psychotherapists in the Public Service Health Care Plan.
Participated in meetings with MPs to advocate for pre-budget submission asks.
Recognized and supported a number of national and international special days and weeks by issuing press releases.
Presented and exhibited at the annual conference of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.
Partnered with the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association on a member survey regarding inclusion of counsellors and psychotherapists in health benefit plans.
Continued work on third-party billing by the Manitoba Chapter.
Continued advocacy in HST/GST exemption for counselling/psychotherapy services.
Continued working with national partners in advancing mental health and wellness including :
Have you ever wondered what type of work we do for members BEHIND THE SCENES?
It’s been another busy year!
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Continuing work on a new section in our member portal to assist members with frequently asked questions on Ethics and Standards of Practice that will be aligned with the newest version of our Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, due to be published soon.
Steadily increasing membership. We are now at 7500+ members!
Certified over 700 members and offered approximately 50 members our newer CCC-Q designation, meant to assist members needing the designation but missing some of the supervised practice hours needed.
Offering a new expedited route for members who are applying for the CCC designation and need to have their application rushed.
Developing a self-assessment tool to help members determine their eligibility to our CCC designation.
Developed a new exhibitor & sponsorship kit to bring more value to our annual conference and created an FAQ to answer commonly asked questions about our upcoming conferences.
Scheduled more and new webinars for the 2020 season.
Increased our coverage & secured lower rates in terms of professional liability insurance through BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd (BMS Group) to give more members access to higher limits and enhanced coverage at a lower or no additional cost.
Continued to offer a legal advice service to offer certified members 24/7 access to experts in the field.
Updated our Ethical Complaints Procedures Manual and created new complaint forms to streamline complaint processes.
Created 2 online ethics courses aligned with our Code of Ethics to assist members in expanding or refreshing their knowledge on this subject.
Created new Awards to recognize the significant contributions of our members.
Continued work by the Ethics Task Group to update the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Continued to refine procedures and processes for our new Indigenous CEC Program.
Joined the School Counsellors Chapter in celebrating Canadian School Counselling Week in February.
Added information to the clinical supervision in counselling section of our website and created new sections with a framework only accessible to members.
Continued to annually sponsor a graduate-level course in clinical supervision at the University of Lethbridge.
Certified more Canadian Certified Counsellors – Supervisors and adjusted application and renewal requirements to ensure the certification is more attainable and maintainable for members.
Launched a pilot learning module on models and modalities of clinical supervision to offer more continuing education opportunities to members on this topic.