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 and Secretary and values the connections she has made through these roles. She is excited to take on the role of President this year.
“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
- 2020 Canadian School Counselling Week
- Canadian School Counselling Week Poster (no date)
- 2020 Canadian School Counselling Week Poster
- 2020 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.
Ariel Haubrich is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a professional affiliate of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta with a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta. She has completed after-degree advanced training in the areas of addictions and eating disorders, and is always pursuing learning and studies in these areas. Another of Ariel’s passions is physical health, wellness and nutrition, and she is further professionally certified as a Nutrition & Wellness Specialist, and nationally and provincially as a fitness leader.
Belinda has taught at all levels of education from Primary to Community College in both Nova Scotia and Manitoba. She was a School Administrator in Grades P-12 for 12 years in Nova Scotia. Belinda has been a School Counsellor for grades P-12 for the South Shore Regional School Board. She is currently School Counsellor at Bridgewater Elementary School in Bridgewater, NS.
Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, and currently employed as an Elementary School Counsellor in Fort McMurray, Natalie loves to travel and live in new places. Having lived abroad to study in France, and teach in England and Cambodia, she integrates a multicultural perspective into her counselling work in Fort McMurray’s diverse community. In addition to working toward a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology with the University of Calgary, she has just completed Advanced Play Therapy training through Calgary’s Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute. Having been greatly impacted by this training, play has become her primary modality used in her counselling role, while also integrating her passions for Mindfulness and expressive arts approaches in her school. Passionate about the complexities of ethics in school counselling and the many complex challenges faced by this staff, she has also recently been granted the role as Regional Representative for the Alberta Teacher’s Association Council of School Counsellors, seeing her role as an opportunity to connect local staff with professional development opportunities and with each other. Continuing on this path, she has now expanded her interests in the school counselling profession nationally excitedly accepting the role of Vice President of the CCPA School Counsellor’s Chapter. Through her provincial and national involvement in the field she hopes to bring advocacy, connection and further growth to the school counselling profession.
Janice Graham-Migel, PhD, RCT, CCC, CCC-S was President of the School Counsellors Chapter from 2008 to 2010. She served a two-year term as School Counsellor Liaison with the CCPA Nova Scotia Chapter and is currently Chair of the National School Counselling Committee. Janice served eight years on the Executive of the Nova Scotia School Counsellors Association (Director, Vice President, President, and Past President). 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 & 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.
Cheryl Steeves holds a B.A. from Mount Allison University in Sackville New Brunswick, Canada. A Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning from University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and a Masters of Counselling from Waikato University, in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Cheryl has taught at a variety of levels from Kindergarten to high school in South Korea, New Zealand and Canada. She also worked as a High School Guidance Counsellor in Waikato, New Zealand and is currently working as a K to 8 School Counsellor at Westwood School in Thompson, Manitoba.
Contact the School Counsellors Chapter president
Constitution and Bylaws
The Chapter’s bylaws are a set of rules that control the actions of its members and govern the internal management of the Chapter.
The Chapter brochure provides information regarding the Chapter. For printed copies, please contact the National Office.
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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