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The Board President (voting) and Chief Executive Officer (non-voting) are considered to be ex-officio members of all standing committees except in cases where the committee composition explicitly states otherwise (for example, the Appeals Committee).

Executive Committee

Members:

John Driscoll
Jen Rowett
Natasha Caverley

Purpose: The Executive Committee possesses specific powers under the By-laws to make decisions between board meetings if necessitated by unusual circumstances. Such decisions are subject to ratification by the Board at its next meeting. The Executive Committee also has responsibility for the annual performance evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer and for making recommendations to the Board with respect to his/her performance, continuing tenure and compensation.

Governance Committee

Members:

Natasha Caverley (Chair)
Bill Thomas
Jen Rowett
Michel Turcotte
Vicki-Anne Rodrigue

Purpose: The Governance Committee shall be responsible for recruitment, nomination and orientation of Board members; evaluation of Board members and the Board itself; succession planning for the Board and its Committees; regular review and recommendations with respect to the By-laws and the governance policies; auditing compliance with the By-laws and governance policies; and, such other duties as the Board may from time to time assign by resolution.

Risk Management Committee

Members:

Jen Rowett (Chair)
Michel Turcotte
Serge Hall
Meredith Henry

Purpose: The purpose of the Risk Management Committee is to ensure the development and implementation of a comprehensive Risk Management Program. It is responsible for reviewing financial, human resources and risk management systems to ensure their integrity and for monitoring reports and making recommendations to the Board with respect to these matters. It is responsible for ensuring the development of appropriate standards, authorities and practices in these areas and for ensuring the audit of management compliance with these.

Quality Assurance and Sustainability Committee

Members:

Marion Clorey (Chair)
Madeleine Lelievre

Purpose: To audit and evaluate the effectiveness of the organization in meeting approved program and service objectives and to ensure that program and service delivery is generally provided in a manner consistent with recognized standards for good practice. Annual objectives, benchmarks for progress, audits on programs and services.

Appeals Committee

Members:

Jen Rowett
Natasha Caverley
John Driscoll

Purpose: The purpose of this committee is to deal with appeals of decisions of the Ethics Committee, the Ethics Adjudication Committee, the Registrar of Certification, and other CCPA decisio

Ethics Committee - Queries/Education Division

Members:

Cristelle Audet (Chair – non-board member)
George Dunne (non-board)
Serge Hall (Board)
Mark Kelly (non-board)
Derrick Klassen (non-board)
Kiraz Johannsen (non-board)

Purpose: The purpose of the Ethics Committee is to advise the Board of Directors on all matters pertaining to the Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, the Ethics Casebook, and the complaints and disciplinary procedures.

The Queries/Education Division responds to Member queries related to ethics and standards of practice.

Ethics Committee - Complaints Division

Members:

Jean Blackler (Chair)
Margaret Elizabeth Myers (non-board)
Kimberly Landine (non-board)
Beth Robinson (non-board)
Nancy Cusack (non-board)
Theresa Folks (non-board)
Margaret (Meg) Kapil (non-board)
Kerrie Palmer (non-board)
Zara Canteenwalla (non-board)

Purpose: The purpose of the Ethics Committee is to advise the Board of Directors on all matters pertaining to the Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, the Ethics Casebook, and the complaints and disciplinary procedures.

The Complaints Division responds to ethical complaints made against CCPA Members.

Certification Committee

Members:

Jeff Landine (Chair)
Bill Borgen (CACEP (Co-Chair)
Sharon Robertson (CACEP (Co-Chair)
Howard Askwith (Certification Registrar)

Purpose: The purpose of the Certification Committee is to advise the CCPA Board of Directors with respect to the procedures and eligibility criteria of its counsellor certification program.

Awards Committee

Members:

Kathy Offet-Gartner
Kimberly Young
Vicki-Anne Rodrigue

Purpose: The purpose of the Awards Committee is to oversee the CCPA Awards program.

Global Partnerships

Members:

Andrea Currie
Bill Thomas
Kimberly Young
Leah Lewis
Carrie Foster

Purpose: The Global Partnerships Committee assists the Board in promoting national and international engagement with similar professional counselling and psychotherapy associations and related organizational bodies. This Committee monitors events, certifications, and membership processes from other organizations in relation to the Canadian context.

Council on Accreditation of Counsellor Education Programs (CACEP)

Members:

Dr. Bill Borgen (Co-Chair)
Dr. Sharon Robertson (Co-Chair)

Purpose: The purpose of the CACEP Committee is to oversee and manage the CCPA accreditation program, which involves providing professional and arms-length evaluation of counsellor education programs.

The Terms of Reference for CACEP provide more information regarding the committee.

Senate

Members:

Blythe Shepard (Chair)

Purpose: Upon the specific request of the Executive Committee or the Board of Directors, the Senate advises (in a consultative fashion) the CCPA Executive Committee, National President and/or the Board of Directors on the direction of the Association and other matters relating to the Association.