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The CCPA National Office

It is my pleasure to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), a national professional association that has seen tremendous growth over its 55+ years. We aim to support our thousands of members across the country in such areas as professional development, ethical practice, certification, networking, and advocacy.

Promoting the counselling/psychotherapy profession and achieving its recognition is a priority focus for CCPA. The importance of this work is amplified by the significant mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing need for improved access to services, particularly virtual. In addition to our independent advocacy efforts, CCPA collaborates with provincial/territorial, national and international groups to advance the mental health field and champion timely, qualified and appropriate care.

I invite you to peruse our website to learn more about the collective work of our National Office Staff, our Board of Directors, our various Committees and our regional and special interest Chapters. We welcome your feedback and ideas!

Kim Hollihan, EdD
Chief Executive Officer

Ghada Torkhani
Executive Advisor

Finance and Operations

Overview: This Division deals with the day-to-day operations of the Association, general administration, finance, human resources, memberships and CACEP program administration.

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Reception

  • General inquiries
  • Proof of good-standing letters
  • Member verifications
  • Publication orders
  • Webinar recording orders

Membership Department

  • Membership application and renewal

Accounting Department:

  • Payment-related questions and issues
Certification and Continuing Education

Overview: This Division is responsible for the administration of the Certification and Continuing Education programs of the Association as well as responding to inquiries regarding the profession, practice, insurance and ethics.

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Continuing Education Department

  • Regular and Indigenous CEC streams
  • CEC pre-approval process for event and training organizers

Certification Department

  • CCC and CCC-S certification applications and renewals

Division Manager

  • Profession and practice of counselling and psychotherapy questions
  • Professional Liability insurance coverage questions
  • Ethics questions
  • CCPA Award program questions
Communications and Partnerships

Overview: This Division is in charge of enhancing communications and partnerships. In their role, each team member is focused on member benefits, whether it be from an advocacy, information sharing and exchange or value-added point of view.

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Communications Coordinator

  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • COGNICA

Partnerships Coordinator

  • Webinars
  • Partnerships

Director of Public Affairs

  • Advocacy & public relations
  • CCPA campaigns & press releases

Policy & Research Assistant

  • Assists the Director of Public Affairs

Lead, Indigenous Initiatives

  • A subject matter expert in Indigenous mental health and the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
  • They are an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) Person who amplifies and advises on issues that impact Indigenous counsellors, psychotherapists, clients, families, and communities.
  • They develop and implement initiatives (e.g. advocacy, policy, research, professional development) to address these issues.

Event Specialist

  • CCPA Conference
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy Month
  • Webinars

Division Manager

  • CCPA Conference
  • Partnerships Opportunities
  • Other Requests

Project Coordinator

  • Website
Strategic Initiatives

Tony Laderoute

Senior Director, Finance and Operations

Tony Laderoute

Tatiana Eremina

Accounting Coordinator

Tatiana Eremina

Busra Odaci

Membership Administrator

Busra Odaci

Alexa Green

Membership Administrator

Alexa Green

Portia John-Ovide

Receptionist

Portia John-Ovide

Andreea Andrei

Manager, Certification and Continuing Education

Andreea Andrei

Margot Mutombo

Co-Manager, Certification and Continuing Education and Ethics Complaints Coordinator

Margot Mutombo

Amber Grant

Team Lead, Certification

Amber Grant

Alexi Giguere

Certification Administrator

Alexi Giguere

Nathalie Cadieux

Certification Administrator

Nathalie Cadieux

Amelia Nelson

Certification Administrator

Amelia Nelson

Madelaine Erazo

Registrar

Madelaine Erazo

Lee Murphy Nobbs

Associate Registrar

Lee Murphy Nobbs

Judy Murphy

Team Lead, CEC

Judy Murphy

Kaitland Widdup

CEC Administrator

Kaitland Widdup

Jackie Gallagher

CEC Administrator

Jackie Gallagher

Marisabelle Terriault-Elibani

CEC Registrar

Marisabelle Terriault-Elibani

Patricia Pendleton

Associate Registrar

Patricia Pendleton

Jessica McTague

Associate Registrar

Jessica McTague

Roch Courcy

Senior Director, Communications and Partnerships

Roch Courcy

Lindsey Thomson

Director, Public Affairs

Lindsey Thomson

Danika Giguere

Communications Coordinator

Danika Giguere

Coral Somerton

Partnerships Coordinator

Coral Somerton

Ethan Weston

Project Coordinator

Ethan Weston

Monica Ford

Events Coordinator

Monica Ford

Danika Charlebois

Indigenous Advocacy Lead

Danika Charlebois

Karina Albert

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives

Karina Albert
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