Énoncé de mission

  • Susciter la sensibilisation aux enjeux qui touchent les conseillers, les clients, les familles et les communautés autochtones.
  • Promouvoir les possibilités de formation offertes aux membres de l’ACCP qui souhaitent travailler auprès des communautés autochtones.
  • Créer un réseau de conseillers et conseillères autochtones, ainsi que de conseillers et conseillères non autochtones travaillant auprès de clients, de familles et de communautés autochtones.
  • Promouvoir le counseling en tant que domaine de choix pour les personnes autochtones.
  • Servir de voix pour les Autochtones au sein de l’Association canadienne de counseling.
  • Encourager l’observance du protocole autochtone approprié lors des congrès de l’ACCP.

Les avantages d’être membre

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Annonces et activités de la Section

Critères d’adhésion

  • L’adhésion est offerte aux membres en règle autochtones et non autochtones de l’ACCP (Premières Nations, Métis et Inuits) qui ont fait une demande pour devenir membres de la Section du Cercle autochtone.
  • Les membres non autochtones devraient déjà travailler auprès de clients, de communautés et de familles autochtones ou démontrer un vif intérêt à le faire.
  • Les réunions de la Section du Cercle autochtone lors des congrès nationaux seront ouvertes aux membres intéressés provenant des communautés et organismes autochtones locaux.
  • Les cotisations serviront à la Section pour offrir un goûter lors du congrès national ainsi qu’à d’autres possibilités actuellement discutées (p. ex. la possibilité d’offrir une bourse à un étudiant ou à une étudiante autochtone pour assister au Congrès de l’ACCP, etc.). Les membres de la SCA seront tenus au courant des questions financières par l’intermédiaire de la liste électronique, du site du groupe en ligne de Yahoo ou directement par courriel de la part du comité de direction de la Section.
  • Vous devez être membre de l’ACCP pour appartenir à la Section du Cercle autochtone.

Exécutif de la Section

Carla Pauls

Carla Pauls

Amanda Carver


Lisa Marie Van De Water Harvey

Membre à titre personnel

Dee Bremner

Membre à titre personnel
Dee Bremner

Dee began her private practice in 2016 in the Calgary, Alberta area.  She utilizes various therapeutic approaches but specializes in trauma-informed therapy, currently working on her EMDR certification.  She holds several contracts in the Calgary area in addition to having her own office.   As a proud member of the Metis Nation of Alberta, her passion is working with Indigenous Peoples and she works as the therapist at an Indigenous women’s shelter.  Dee resides on a farm north of Calgary but keeps a balance in her life by visiting the city often which is where she grew up.

Judy Letendre

Darlene Denis-Friske

Tina Nash

Deva Little Mustache Gordon

Andrea Currie

Elaine Berwald

Elaine Berwald

Elaine Berwald
Waawaasaa Waawaataa Waayabee Kwe
“She Sees the Northern Lights Woman”
Cultural Advisor/Liaison, Knowledge Keeper, Grandmother

Elaine is an Indigenous Cultural Advisor/Liaison and a Grandmother. Her work as an educator and facilitator in Indigenous post secondary education provides student support and faculty education through an Indigenous Circle process. She also works in Indigenous child welfare, anti-human trafficking, healthcare, and community support. Elaine is a strong facilitator and storyteller with a passion for bringing an Indigenous lens to non-indigenous peoples, organizations, institutions, and communities. She serves on the Elder and Knowledge Keepers Circe for the Indigenous Circle Chapter of the Canadian Counsellors and Psychotherapist Association.

Elaine Berwald is of Mi’kmaq and Metis heritage. Her maternal ancestral territory is Northern New Brunswick and her paternal ancestral territory is Selkirk, Red River Manitoba. She follows the teachings and practices of the guiding principles of Etawuptamunk “Two Eyed Seeing” which is an Indigenous framework by Elder Albert Marshall of Eskasoni First Nation Unama’ki (Cape Breton) Nova Scotia.

Jamie Warren

Margie Cain

Margie Cain

Membership in the Indigenous Circle Chapter has been part of my connection to CCPA since joining as a Canadian Certified Counsellor over a dozen years ago.  I was drawn initially for both personal and professional reasons.

Personally, my children raised initially in Quebec but for the most part on Prince Edward Island, are members of the Nisga’a Nation of British Columbia. They met their Nisga’a grandmother on a few occasions and over time realized how her life was impacted by colonialist practices including residential schooling. During their formative years I sought to provide them with an awareness and appreciation of their Indigenous culture and community which they now cherish and pass on to my four grandchildren. Now young adults, they are working in the areas of justice, education and science which value Indigenous knowledge and recognition.

Professionally, during more than two decades of work as an educator, administrator, and school counsellor on PEI, I developed relationships with Indigenous students, their families and communities and valued the cultural insights and sensitivity I acquired through my work. The thesis I completed for my M Ed in Leadership and Learning with a Specialization in Counselling is titled, They Think They Know Me but They Really Don’t Know Me: Beginning to Explore the Schooling Experiences of Intermediate Mi’kmaq Students at a Provincial Intermediate School. My early CCPA Chapter involvements were with the School Counsellors Chapter and the Aboriginal Circle Chapter during the process to change the name to ICC, to adopt a logo and build a broader inclusive membership base.

Since my retirement from a career in education, I have maintained my CCC, served as Provincial Director for PEI on the CCPA National Board, served two years as ICC Treasurer and the initial committee work on recognizing Indigenous based educational activities for continuing education credit, and pursued life-long learning through occasional part-time work and volunteering. Over the past 6 years that my husband and I have made our home in Ottawa, I have contributed to the leadership of organizations in Ottawa that assist with refugee sponsorship and settlement and provide community meals and food bank services. As a lover of the natural environment, I am fortunate to live in an area that offers enriching opportunities to savour the outdoors through Nordic pole walking, cross country skiing, biking, and hiking. In late 2020, I felt the nudge to re-offer my perspectives, gifts, and skills to the ICC. I was warmly welcomed mid pandemic to a role as member-at-large role pending affirmation at the ICC 2021 AGM. I have much to learn from the full membership and I am open, enthused and grateful.

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Constitution et règlements

Les règlements de cette Section sont un ensemble de règles qui contrôlent les actions de ses membres et gouvernent la gestion interne du Chapitre.