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Welcome to the 

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association 

The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA) is a nationally recognized, independent, self-regulated, non-profit organization registered in accordance with the National Corporate Registry of Canada. The Association is governed by a National Board of Directors which is elected annually by it's members.

CPCA Members are Registered Professional Counsellors and Master Practitioners in Clinical Counselling who are regulated and have received the RPC and/or MPCC designations upon meeting competency-based criterion for membership.  

Since our founding in 1990, the CPCA has been dedicated to the promotion of public confidence and trust in the counselling profession in Canada. The CPCA serves the public from coast to coast to coast. 

The original inclusive Counselling Association for mental health counsellors in Canada.   


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Experienced as well as newly trained Counsellors and Therapists are invited to become members of the CPCA. To be eligible for consideration of membership with the CPCA an applicant must:  

Supplemental forms for membership application: 

See Eligility  under the  Membership tab for further details or to access forms for submitting an Education Self-Evaluation prior to applying for membership. 


The Alberta Conference slated for

May 4th & 5th

has been postponed to May 2019

due to low registrations received

Registrations already paid in advance will be returned to the registrant and receipts emailed by head office.

Inquiries can be submitted to Head Office

by calling 1-888-945-2722 





For a good read, the Spring Edition of the CPCA newsletter is hot off the press. 

 INTERVALS - Spring 2018



 CPCA Members  

Urgent attention is required in BC and in Alberta
As you may be aware, the only provinces in Canada where Counselling and/or Psychotherapy are regulated are: Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. Fact tables are happening across Canada in the other provinces not yet regulated.

In British Columbia, the Federation of Associations of Counselling Therapists in BC (FACTBC) has been formed to pursue regulation.

There are some key statistics we require to ensure that we have the strongest case possible during discussions with the Ministry of Health.

FACTBC would appreciate gaining your feedback on the questions that follow.
This survey will take less than 3 minutes to complete.

We truly appreciate your time and welcome your input on this, and will endeavour to keep you updated on relevant outcomes in future.

To take the survey, click on the link below and follow the prompts.
Thanks in advance for your timely action on this priority item.


Wednesday, FACT-AB met with the Associate Minister of Health, Brandy Payne. She expressed the government’s continued support for regulating counselling, but stated again that it is not a priority for legislative resources in the next year.

 This is not acceptable. 

We have almost 4000 counsellors who are members of FACT-AB, but only 1200 letters to government have been sent so far.  We need EVERY counsellor who belongs to an association of FACT-AB to take just 30 seconds to click to send the message. We ALSO need you to SHARE THIS LINK with friends, family, organizations, and colleagues. Let them know that anyone can call themselves a counsellor in Alberta, without any education or training, and that they can help keep vulnerable people safe, by giving just 30 seconds of their time. 

 We NEED 5000 letters very soon…the window is closing for the NDP to add regulation to their legislative agenda for this year.  We have unprecedented political and public support and we have done the work…now is the time for the government to commit! 

 Now it the time to act.  Please become active in putting out this link in your Facebook, sending it out to other professionals, friends and family members who reside in Alberta!  

Click to speak up   What you do NOW can make a difference!



Mission Statement

The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association is dedicated to the recognition of competence and professionalism in counselling and psychotherapy.