Join us in celebrating Canadian School Counselling Week!

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
Telephone:  902-453-0300
Contact:  Aubrey Graham
[email protected]
Banks Printing
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone:  613-863-9003
Contact:  Trevor Banks
[email protected]

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.

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


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.

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Belinda Josephson


Belinda holds a B.A. from Acadia University, a B.Ed. from Acadia University, and three Masters degrees. She has a Master of Education degree in Educational Curriclum from Acadia University, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Saint Mary’s University (thesis area – Women in Educational Administration) and a Master of Education degree in Counselling from Acadia University. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor through the CCPA since 1997 and a Registered Professional Counsellor through the Nova Scotia Association of Counselling Therapists.

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.

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Lisa Zanyk

Vice President

Denise King


Janice Graham-Migel


Janice Graham-Migel, PhD, CCC, CCC-S, RCT was President of the School Counsellors Chapter from 2008 to 2010. She also served a two-year term as School Counsellor Liaison with the CCPA Nova Scotia Chapter. Janice is currently Chair of the National School Counselling Committee and President of the Nova Scotia School Counsellors Association. 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 concentrates 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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Marion Clorey

Board Liaison

Boyd Perry


Carol-Anne Haring


Margot Beetch-Kennedy


Penny Roadley


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:


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