Membership

Why Be an OCC-CCCO Member?

MembershipMake valuable connections with others who share your professional interests through online and in-person networking opportunities.

OCC-CCCO Membership Participation

  • Follow the Blog: Professional development information sharing right to your inbox.
  • Directory: Locate colleagues and connect with field experts within our network.
  • Sub-groups: Participate in sub-groups aligned with OCC-CCCO annual objectives
  • Professional Development: Meet other OCC-CCCO members face-to-face at the annual Joint Regional Meeting, AGM and other OCC-CCCO events.

 


OCC-CCCO Member

An OCC-CCCO member currently works at a Ontario College of Applied Arts & Technology in a full-time, part-time or sessional capacity. They fall under the “Counsellor” faculty description and the primary common work function is providing psychotherapeutic/mental health support to college students. Membership provides value to the membership by helping to bring forward expertise, experience and ideas for the next generation of college counsellors and related professionals. Some counsellors across the Ontario College system also provide additional services such as the following: Career Counselling, Academic Counselling and Disability support counselling, etc. although this is not the primary function of their role. Managers and directors of these members are very welcome to participate as members.

  • Membership/Participation on OCC-CCCO Executive and Sub-Groups
  • Professional Development/Networking Opportunities: Attend AGM, JRM, CCVPS Conference, etc.
  • Access to Blog/Website: Member’s Only Area
  • Travel Subsidy for executive members and members (as available).
  • Counselling and Leadership Award eligibility
  • Access to Grants: Research and Program Development related to post-secondary counselling.

 

OCC-CCCO Affiliate Member

An OCC-CCCO Affiliate Member currently works in a post-secondary institution (within Ontario or Canada Wide) in a full-time, part-time or sessional capacity; where the primary function of their role involves student mental health/wellness, accessibility/disability counselling,  career counselling, advising or coaching. Affiliate membership provides value to the membership by helping to bring forward expertise, experience and ideas for the next generation of college counsellors and related professionals. Managers and directors of these members are very welcome to participate as members.

  • Membership/Participation on OCC-CCCO Sub-Groups
  • Professional Development/Networking Opportunities: Attend AGM, JRM, CCVPS Conference, etc.
  • Counselling and Leadership Award eligibility
  • Access to Blog/Website: Member’s Only Area

How to Become a Member

  • Want to Become a Member?  Please complete the following form: CLICK HERE
  • Already a Member? Please use the same form but indicate that this is an information update in the Questions/Comments box at bottom of form.

*Please note that the information gathered on the registration form is kept private and only used to help support our members interests.  If you choose to have some of your information included in the directory, only your contact information (Name, Address, Email, Phone, College and member type) will be published in the OCC-CCCO Directory.


Please Note:

We are not a regulatory organization for mental health professionals. We are a college networking group. For information on becoming a regulated mental health professional please check out the following 6 regulatory bodies:

  1. College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  2. College of Psychologists of Ontario
  3. Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  4. College of Nurses of Ontario
  5. College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  6. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Why Regulation May be Important to You?

Please check out more information about The Regulation of Psychotherapy


For Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Members:

If you are a member of CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association), you might be interested in  the (new) Chapter for Post-Secondary Counsellors.

The intention of the Post-Secondary Chapter will be to bring together counsellors who work in colleges and universities’ counselling services.  It will  allow for discussions, and exchange of information on issues in the area of post-secondary counselling. This new Chapter will  provide a forum for ongoing information sharing and professional development (skill and knowledge-based).

The cost to join the Chapter is $10,00 and will only be processed after payment is collected from at least 50 members. If you are interested in joining, I  will forward you the details.

You might also be  interested in joining the Chapter or Chapter’s executive, develop its constitution and bylaws as well as its mission statement.

If you are interested in putting your name forward to sit on the executive, please contact:

Karina Albert: memberservices@ccpa-accp.ca

Member Services Coordinator/Coordinatrice des services aux membres
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association/Association canadienne de counseling et de psychothérapie

 

 

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