Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association / Association Canadienne de Counseling et de Psychothérapie

Contact Information
Office Phone 613-237-1099
Toll Free Phone 1-877-765-5565
Fax 613-237-9786
Primary Contact Andreea Andrei, Member Services Coordinator, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association; Email:
Alternate Contact Brenda Binette, Receptionist; Email:
Primary Executive Barbara MaCallum, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association; Email:
Alternate Executive Kim Hollihan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association; Email:
Description & Services
Description of service(s) A national bilingual association of professionally trained counsellors working in education, employment and career development, social work, business, industry, mental health, public service agencies, government and private practice. 
~ Leadership and promotion of the counselling profession in Canada. 
~ Exclusive educational programs, certification, and professional development and networking opportunities. 
~ International professional networking to exchange ideas and best practice, provide mutual support and promote professional development.  
~ Formal and informal relationships with similar health and mental health organizations in Canada and internationally. 
~ Promotion of professional projects in collaboration with other associations and government departments. 
For Members: 
~ Memberships: Professional (Regular / Student / Student Representative / Retired); Professional Certified (Regular / Student); Guest (Individual or Association);  
~ Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) certification process. 
~ Accreditation of counsellor education programs. 
~ Continuing Education Credit (CEC) system. 
~ Code of Ethics. 
~ Standards of Practice for Counsellors.  
~ Comprehensive professional liability insurance policies at low cost for both Professional Members and Students. 
~ Exclusive benefits on home and auto group insurance in partnership with The Personal. 
~ National website including a Member Portal that includes previous issues of COGNICA, employment opportunities, updates on provincial regulation, and a member’s incentive program.  
~ Electronic bulletin monitored list-serv subscription. 
~ Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy (CJCP) published four times a year - up to date information on counselling research, innovative practices, and book reviews. 
~ COGNICA, a quarterly newsletter about current trends in counselling in Canada. Online version, including past issues, is available through the Member Portal. 
~ Professional publications. 
~ Annual national conference - CCPA co-sponsors, with local coordinating committees 
~ Awards program to recognize outstanding contributions by its members in the areas of research, writing, training, program development and bilingualism. 
For general public: 
~ Directory of Certified Members visit:
Hours Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / Lundi à Vendredi 09h00 à 17h00
Dates Program is Offered All Year
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Ages: 100 year(s) and under 
Memberships: Professional (Regular / Student / Student Representative / Retired); Professional Certified (Regular / Student); Guest (Individual or Association); Joint Association Membership; Honorary Lifetime. 
~ The courses and programs, degrees, diplomas and certificates offered by various colleges and universities are subject to the approval of CCPA. 
~ Honorary Lifetime Memberships are awarded to members who have made a considerable contribution to the aims and objectives of the Association. 
~ Guest Members are assessed by the Registrar or Executive Committee on a case-by-case basis in accordance with policies established by the Board of Directors from time to time. 
~ Guest (Individual): Individuals who have paid the CCPA Association Membership fee and do not qualify for membership as a Voting Member and have an interest in the well-being, role and function of CCPA. 
~ Guest: (Association): Any agency or organization not necessarily actively involved in counselling or a related field, but having an interest in the well-being, role and function of CCPA.
Application Professional Membership  
• Membership application form. 
• Proof of graduation (in the form of a copy of your degree certificate or a copy of your transcript). 
• Annual membership fee. 
Student Membership:  
• Membership application form.  
• Proof of current student status (in the form of an official transcript, a letter from your University, or using our Proof of Student Form); student ID cards are not an acceptable form of proof.  
• Reduced annual membership fee. 
Joint membership is available between CCPA and the following association:  
Prince Edward Island Counselling Association – Psychotherapist Counselling Chapter (PEICA-PCC)  
*You must be CCC certified with CCPA in order to apply for the CCPA-PEICA membership. Please apply as a Professional member, complete the certification process, then get in touch with National Office to become a PEICA member.
Languages English ; French - Complete website available in French; Some publications.
Fees Membership - Annual membership fees ; Service - Additional fees may apply: Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) certification; Annual National Conference registration; Continuing education; Insurance. ; Publications - Print copies ; Fee assistance available for Students ; assistance is provided by a reduced rate.
Location information
Located In Community Canada
Address & Map
202-245 Menten Pl S
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2H 9E8
Intersection Merivale Rd - Colonnade Rd
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