- Continued to actively support provinces working toward regulation
- Published an Advocacy Toolkit for members with accompanying webinar
- Created a new advocacy page on the CCPA website
- Conducted a member Advocacy Survey to help inform work in this area
- Partnered with the Private Practitioners Chapter on a Third-party Billing Roundtable presentation at the CCPA annual conference
- Prepared submissions for the following:
- Federal Finance Committee Pre-Budget Consultation
- Federal Department of Finance Pre-Budget Consultation
- House of Commons Standing Committee on Health’s Study on the Emergency Situation Facing Canadians in Light of the Second Wave of the COVID-19
- Met with several Members of Parliament on advocacy-related matters
- Developing a report regarding the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program in collaboration with stakeholders from the Indigenous Circle Chapter and CCPA Indigenous Director.
- Continued outreach with the Treasury Board Secretariat and Sun Life to achieve temporary inclusion of counsellors and psychotherapists in the Public Service Health Care Plan
- Collaborated with the Canadian Association of Social Workers on letters to Treasury Board and the Public Service Alliance of Canada to ensure permanent inclusion of counsellors and psychotherapists in the Public Service Health Care Plan
- Achieved inclusion of all professional titles in the Lumino Health directory
- Presented and exhibited at the annual conference of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
- Partnered with the Vanier Institute of the Family and the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy on 2 national surveys to assess and address the impacts of COVID-19 for therapists working with children, youth, couples and families and their clients
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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In addition to CCPA’s regular activities, here are some of the special initiatives that CCPA has undertaken in the past year for its members:
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- Membership continued to increase…now at 9500+ members!
- Reduced environmental footprint by switching to electronic member packages/cards.
- Added e-transfer as a payment option making it easier to pay for memberships, publications and webinars.
- Adapted our certification requirements to assist students whose graduate programs were impacted by the pandemic
- Modified certification requirements to better reflect the changing landscape of the profession
- Published a new version of our certification guide and updated our certification forms and certification FAQ accordingly
- Created an online interactive certification self-assessment tool to help members navigate CCC requirements
- Created a webinar to walk members through CCC requirements
- Certified over 500 members and offered approximately 40 members the CCC-Q designation
- Offered free professional development sessions for members on the transition to virtual care including e-counselling, e-supervision and liability insurance
- Created a COVID-19 resources page on our website to help members adapt their practice
- Held our very first virtual AGM, awards ceremony and conference
- Launched the Thank a Therapist campaign – sent over 600 messages of appreciation to recognize the hard work, dedication and commitment of counsellors and psychotherapists
- Enhanced CCPA social media presence by revamping some social media handles (such as LinkedIn) and adding a new one (Instagram), resulting in increased engagement and followers
- Updated our website to ensure continued relevance and ease of use as well as ensure adherence to accessibility requirements
- Published a new version of the Code of Ethics (2020)
- An updated version of the Standards of Practice is coming soon!
- Released an updated version of the Supervision Handbook
- Published and released Supervision Vignettes