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2018 BCSCA Conference - Save The Date!

Friday, October 19th marks the date of our Annual BCSCA Conference!

Hosted at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond, BC, the day promises 3 different streams of sessions - choices to focus on will include:

RE:treat   RE:group   RE:fuel

Interested in being an exhibitor, sponsor, or forwarding a workshop proposal?  Head to our conference website, BCSCA Conference for more details on how to do so!  Save the date and we will see you in October!

The Winter Edition of the BC Counsellor is NOW available here.  

Featured articles address working with low-verbal and non-verbal children in the Early Years through the sand tray, Play Therapy, and preserving one-to-one support in the continuum of work school counsellors offer.  Look for your paper copy in your mailbox, or access the electronic copy through the link above.

2017 PSA Super Conference

On October 20-21st, we will see an incredible array of workshops, presentors, and keynote speakers brought to you by over 25 BC Provincial Specialist Associations, all at the fabulous Vancouver Harbour waterfront!

Registration for this fabulous opportunity has begun and Early Bird pricing is in effect for the first 1200 registrants or June 30, 2017 (whichever comes first).  Register now for the best rates!

Registration for the Super Conference includes:

  • Two full days overflowing with interactive, inspirational and highly applicable professional learning opportunities created by 25 BC PSAs.
  • Over 30 remarkable keynote presentations on big ideas from every subject area, brain research, digital literacy, inclusion, and more.
  • Your choice from hundreds of sessions offered in a variety of formats, including lectures and hands-on learning opportunities presented at Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Vancouver, Telus World of Science, and Stanley Park Ecology Society.
  • Access to a massive Exhibitors Hall featuring the latest educational products and services.
  • Unlimited networking opportunities with nearly 6,000 BC educators and education.
  • Optional one-year membership to the PSA of your choice (additional charge).

Additional information on the PSA Super Conference will be posted as more information becomes available and can be found at 2017 PSA Super Conference website.

Social media links to the 2017 PSA Super Conference are below.

Looking for past Conference handouts / PowerPoint Slide decks?
Check out the CONFERENCE 2015 Resource page


Children and Youth Mental Health & Substance Use Collaborative

Colleagues from the Interior making an impression at the Children and Youth Mental Health & Substance Use Collaborative in Kelowna. This is the beginning of the redevelopment of the Child and Youth mental health services in BC.  We are honoured to be asked to participate in this very important project. 

More information will be announced in early fall !

School counselling in Canada is thriving - be part of something great through membership in the CCPA School Counsellors Chapter.

Originating in 2000, the School Counsellors Chapter is a growing professional group of CCPA. The Chapter aims to provide elementary and secondary school counsellors in Canadian private and public schools with access to professional development, open discussion and networking, advocacy, and research opportunities.

The Chapter members come from all Canadian provinces and territories. Students and international members also belong to the Chapter. CCPA members who are school counsellors, or other CCPA members interested in the school counselling profession, may join the School Counsellors Chapter for a fee of $15 per year.

The majority of Chapter members have chosen to attain the “Canadian Certified Counsellor” (C.C.C.) designation.

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

School Counselling Chapter >>>

As a group, the CAI represents a varied cross section of interest and experience. Our collective expertise stems from lived experience, research, advocacy, volunteer and work practice. Our members are drawn from community social services, business, labour, government, Aboriginal leadership agencies and representatives from the BC Alliance for Mental Health/Illness and Addiction.  

...this 10 year mental health plan identifies the key role that school counsellors play in the mental health of young people in BC.
>>>DOWNLOAD a copy

Thanks to all those who attended, presented, exhibited, sponsored the BCSCA Annual Conference.

Did you miss the one of the KEYNOTE presentations? We have posted the a digital recording of Dr. Shanker's and Dr. Mathison's presentations on the BCSCA YouTube channel

LOOKING for a copy  from a powerpoint or handout from one of the sessions you attended this year?  Become a member of this website, and download the information.

E.R.A.S.E stands for Expect  Respect and a Safe Education.  

The province’s 10-point ERASE Bullying Strategy, which includes the launch of the new ERASEBullying.ca web portal and the new ReportBullyingBC.ca online reporting tool. The new website provides vital information, links and tips for parents and students while the new online reporting tool provides students a secure and anonymous way to report instances of bullying, threats and other safety concerns.