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 by its members from all regions across Canada. 

The CPCA has an established regulatory framework for its members that is built on the foundations of competency and compliance in both registration and discipline. We are dedicated to the promotion of public confidence and trust in the counselling profession from coast to coast to coast.

The CPCA remains committed to the

Competency Model and Voluntary Self-Regulation





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CPCA - Why Become A Member of the CPCA 

If you are wondering about the benefits of becoming a member of the CPCA, check out this 20-minute video explaining who we are and why you should be a member and the advantages of CPCA Membership.  

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The Mandate of the Association
To foster public protection by regulating its members’ professional practice through a comprehensive Code of Ethics, competency-based assessment, ongoing evaluation, and clear expectation of compliance with professional Standards of Practice. 
To promote and support members to develop excellence in professional skills for competent clinical counselling/psychotherapy.
The Association's leadership has shown that it will distinguish between the public interest and the professionals’ self-interest and in self-regulating will favor the former.
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Mission Statement

Working together to promote and support
competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.