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CCPA and its’ Chapters recognize the professional contributions of Canadians in the field of counselling/psychotherapy by offering a number of different awards.

The application deadline for most awards is December 1st of every year unless otherwise stated within their description.

Please click on one of the categories below for more information and to view all deadlines.

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CCPA Award Recipients

Biennial Awards

An awards competition is held each year with each of the awards listed below given out on a biennial basis. ‘Odd year’ awards are presented at CCPA’s annual spring conference during odd years. ‘Even year’ awards are presented at CCPA’s annual spring conference during even years.

To apply for an award, please submit the Application form to the CCPA National office by December 1st of the year prior to the conference.

Awards will be presented at CCPA’s annual spring conference in odd years (2015, 2017, etc) in the following categories:

Awards will be presented at CCPA’s annual spring conference in even years (2016, 2018, etc) in the following categories:

Annual Awards
  • Conference Travel Grant
    Members from all CCPA regions are invited to apply, but must attend the conference to receive the award.
Student Awards
  • CCPA/BMS Student Bursary Award
    In support of Graduate Student research, BMS, the CCPA Professional Liability Insurance Broker of Choice, has provided two $500 awards to student members demonstrating academic excellence.

Please note that many Chapter awards are also student awards.

Special Awards

Candidates for the following distinguished special awards can be posed by any member of the Association but must have the recommendation of the Executive and the support of at least 2/3 of the Board of Directors.

  • The CCPA Honorary Life Membership may be awarded to members who have made a considerable contribution to the aims and objectives of CCPA.
  • The CCPA Professional Contribution Award may be awarded to a member in recognition of outstanding professional contribution to Counselling and psychotherapy in Canada.
  • The Lorne Flavelle Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service may be awarded to a long-serving member in recognition of outstanding volunteer service to CCPA.
  • The Dr. Lynda Younghusband Counselling Award has been established by Dr. Younghusband to promote the counselling and psychotherapy profession and to improve access for students to the annual CCPA conference. This award will be given to either a full-time or part-time graduate student enrolled in the Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) programme at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and who is attending the national CCPA conference to present a scholarly paper or poster. The recipient must meet the academic requirements for an award. It will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education. Please contact the Memorial University of Newfoundland for more details on the award.
  •  The Vance Peavy Memorial Award
    The R. Vance Peavy Memorial Fund was established at the request of his family to continue Vance’s legacy of innovation and scholarship in career counselling research, writing and practice.  The Memorial Fund has been used to ensure that Vance’s publications, published and unpublished, remain accessible, and his SocioDynamic constructivist approaches continue to be available.  A remainder of the fund will be used to establish a Vance Peavy Award for Leadership in Career Counselling.  The award will be presented annually at the CCPA conference.

The award application form is required for every award. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Please note that the decision of the CCPA Awards committee is final. The CCPA shall reserve the right to not award any prizes if deemed appropriate. An applicant cannot be granted the same award for two consecutive years.

 

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