Janice Graham-Migel, PhD, RCT, CCC, CCC-S is President of the School Counsellors Chapter and Chair of the National School Counselling Committee. She previously served a two-year term as School Counsellor Liaison with the CCPA Nova Scotia Chapter and eight years on the Executive of the Nova Scotia School Counsellors Association (Director, Vice President, President, and Past President). Janice is currently serving a second term on the CERIC Practical and Academic Research Committee. In 2008, Janice completed a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Toronto. She holds a BSA, BEd, and a Master of Arts in Education (Educational Psychology) from Mount Saint Vincent University. Janice is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Canadian Certified Counsellor – Supervisor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a Registered Counselling Therapist through the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. A member of CCPA since 1995, Janice was the recipient of the CCPA Counsellor Practitioner Award in 1999, the CCPA Counsellor Leadership Award in 2014, and the CCPA School Counselling Award in 2015. She has worked as a school counsellor at all levels within the Halifax Regional School Board (elementary, junior high, and senior high) and is currently a school counsellor at Ridgecliff Middle School. Janice holds an Adjunct Professor appointment at Acadia University where she teaches graduate courses part-time in the School of Education. Janice’s research and practice concentrate on Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling Programs and Distributed Leadership, as well as collaboration between education and health in the context of school reform.
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“School Counselling in Canada: An Examination of the School Counselling Profession in Canadian Provinces and Territories.” (CCPA Presentation, May 14, 2019, Moncton, New Brunswick)
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Join us in celebrating Canadian School Counselling Week!
Canadian School Counselling Week Package
- 2021 Canadian School Counselling Week
- Canadian School Counselling Week Poster (no date)
- 2021 Canadian School Counselling Week Poster
- 2021 Canadian School Counselling Week Banner
- School Counselling in Nova Scotia Poster
- Affiche des conseillers d'orientation en Nouvelle-Écosse
- CCPA's School Counselling Award
- School Guidance Counsellors Poster, NB
The Canadian School Counselling Week poster above may be downloaded from the Chapter website or the following companies may be contacted directly to place an order for printing and shipping of posters:
Bounty Print Ltd.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Contact: Aubrey Graham
Contact: Trevor Banks
Please note that the following documentation has been adapted with permission from resources provided by the American School Counselor Association, in collaboration with the School Counsellors Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Sample Material - Canadian School Counselling Week
As school counsellors, we believe that opportunities for attaining emotional health and mental well-being are at the heart of learning. The school counselling profession supports the personal, social, academic, and career development of students in order to provide children and youth with the opportunity to achieve their true potential. It is with this vision for our students that we strive to build a national identity within our profession.
The CCPA School Counsellors Chapter was founded in 2000. The Chapter communicates with its’ membership through newsletters and holds their Annual General Meetings in conjunction with CCPA’s National Conference in May. In 2003, a Chapter logo was developed which is based on the philosophy in their constitution, draws on the beliefs that together we can take flight, there is solidarity in our diversity and that as an interactive member of CCPA we have a stronger national presence and voice. The Chapter objectives are:
- To provide an opportunity for school counsellors to meet for discussion of critical issues in the area of school counselling.
- To provide a forum for ongoing information exchange and professional development (skill and knowledge based).
- To serve as a vehicle for lobbying appropriate university departments and faculties, governments and agencies to help school counselling programs meet their primary goal of preparing professionally competent school counsellors.
- To provide a means by which school counsellors can help one another to develop and obtain research support provincially and federally through increased collaboration.
- To serve as a direct link with the National Association, thereby providing for the presentation of mutually sought aims and objectives.
Lisa Cheyne-Zanyk is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. Lisa works full-time as a school counsellor with the Living Sky School Division (K-Gr. 12) and part-time in private practice. Lisa also teaches yoga and mindfulness meditation. Lisa has a love of learning and seeks opportunities to grow personally and professionally. Lisa believes that people are resilient, able to change and adapt, often having untapped inner strength. Lisa has enjoyed being part of the School Counsellors Chapter Executive as Treasurer, Secretary, and President and values the connections she has made through these roles. She is excited to take on the role of Past President this year.
Anne Madore, CCC, has been a Member of CCPA since 2017, a member of the School Counselor Chapter, the Counselor Educator Chapter, and a member of the Private Practice Chapter since 2019, from which she developed her Private Practice named “Connecting Health Solutions with Psychotherapy.” She is working to become a supervisor for CCPA in order to give her diverse experience and skills to other counselors. Anne also plans to become a license therapist from the province of N.B. She is looking forward to a Future Publication of a Research Paper title “Promoting Resiliency and Building Strengths Based Approach for High School Students. Anne is part of the Honor Society Organization since 2017, member of the chorus at church for several years and she is completely bilingual, speaking French and English. Anne obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Husson University in 1994, a BS in Health Education from University of Maine of Presque Isle in 2000, M. Ed (Counselling) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2017 and graduated with honors. From this she has received her Teaching Certificate VI and her Interim Principal Certificate. Furthermore, she received her EECD Guidance Counselor Certificate in 2017 and is part of the ASCA since 2012. She was also a NBTA School Representative for AWSD in 2018. With Anne diverse experience and education she was also recognized and received her certificate from NPAQ in 2019, from which she can apply her Health Coaching skills, Counseling and Nursing skills. Anne has worked as a Professional Teacher, a Director, a Coordinator, and a representative for several committees and associations for more than 20 years. She has been a Professional Teacher for over 15 years in both N.B and in USA. She was a Student Representative for the Diversity Committee (1999) at UMPI and provided community services for the homeless, as well as seminars for high school students on drugs and alcohol awareness. Anne has also worked in the Health care field for over 12 years. She has worked for the Anglophone West School District in N.B, worked as an Administrator at a Primary Health Program/ Facility Manager for Horizon Health in 2015, a Director of the Recovery & Reentry Program for FNA Behavioral Heath in Fairbanks Alaska from 2012-2015. Anne was also a Health Safety & Nutrition Coordinator for Thrive Alaska Head Start from 2010-2012, a CPR / AED and a First Aid Instructor from 2011- 2016. With Anne devotion to help others, she has donated ten inches of her hair in 2014 for the Lock of Love association. This is an association to help children with their hair loss during cancer. This gesture was implied for the development of wigs and to increase children moral during the time of sickness. In addition, Anne was the Regional Chairperson for Figure Skating Development Committee. Anne has worked as a nurse at the Borderview Manner in 1994 in Van Buren, Maine. She has also organized health seminars on sport nutrition, motivation, and controlling stress for the athletes in our region of N.B (2000-2002). Not to forget she was an Administrator / Manager of her own Apartment Building Complex (1987 to 1998). Anne is still working as a Professional teacher, developing her private practice and continues to be active in several organizations. Her favorite saying and belief is that “Everyone can accomplish their goals by working hard and by always believing in themselves.”
Margot Beech Kennedy is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the CCPA. She has served as a Member-at-Large for the School Counsellor Chapter and is currently serving as Secretary. She finds the companionship, passion, dedication, and resources of the School Counsellors Chapter important in maintaining her energy for her work with her students and colleagues. After 30 years of working in independent schools in the Greater Toronto Area, for the last 12 years as School Counsellor and Special Education teacher, Margot recently retired. But she hasn’t retired from counselling and psychotherapy! She is excited to continue supporting children and parents as they work together to solve the social-emotional challenges of school, work and life in her private practice in Toronto.
Maggie Owen is a Certified Canadian Counsellor and has been a CCPA member since 2007. She has worked with students at the secondary and post-secondary level for the past 12 years, supporting students in identifying learning strategies, approaches to learning, cocurricular interests as well as long-term academic and career options that motivate and inspire them. Her background includes a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University, Certification in Psychometric testing, and a Graduate Diploma in College Teaching from the University of Sherbrooke. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Sherbrooke, where she is investigating the current state of School Counselling in Canada. Maggie currently works at an International IB School in Montreal, QC where she enjoys combining her counselling and pedagogical skills to support students in exploring their strengths, interests and long-term options. Maggie remains dedicated to the field of School Counselling, continuously striving to identify evidence-based practices and strategies that keep students engaged, inspired and motivated.
Julie Lindsay is a high school counselor at the American School of Bombay. She has spent 25 years working in international schools in locations like Japan, Syria, China, the Philippines, and most recently, India. She is a certified counselor, originally from Nova Scotia, that loves bringing mindfulness education and support to adolescents, particularly Third Culture Kids (TCKs). Most recently, Julie has been involved in the development of advisory programs in partnership with SEE Learning, helping students and teachers explore and develop their strengths and resilience. Julie is a professional member of ISCA and IACAC and is appreciative of the opportunity to serve with the school counselors in the CCPA executive group. Julie holds a graduate degree in Education from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Master’s degree in International Counseling from Lehigh University. Julie has two grown children that have travelled the world with her keeping her humble, grounded, resilient, and learning everyday.
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Constitution and Bylaws
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The School Counselling Award is awarded by the School Counsellors Chapter
Provincial and Territorial Associations for School Counsellors
The School Counsellors Chapter values the participation of school counsellors in the professional associations within all regions of Canada. Many of our current members and new members who join the School Counsellors Chapter are involved in counselling associations within their jurisdictions. On November 26th, 2012 the School Counsellors Chapter Executive extended the following invitation to provincial and territorial school counselling associations and associations who have school counsellors in their memberships:
The CCPA School Counsellors Chapter is continuing to pursue initiatives to raise the profile of the school counselling profession in Canada. In pursuing this goal, we would like to forge strong links with provincial and territorial school counselling associations in Canada. We are presently seeking agreement to post a link to your association on our School Counsellors Chapter webpage. In turn, we would like your association to provide a link on your website to our CCPA School Counsellors Chapter.
Chapter members and prospective members are encouraged to use this site to learn about associations for school counsellors in their areas. As arrangements for links to these associations are established, the contact information or communications about links in process will be posted.
Links to access or to anticipate accessing soon:
- Newfoundland and Labrador Counsellors’ and Psychologists’ Association
- PEI Counselling Association
- British Columbia School Counsellors
- Guidance Council of the Alberta Teacher’s Association
- Ontario School Counsellors’ Association
- Nova Scotia School Counsellors Association
- Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists
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