"Canadian School Counselling Week" is held from February 6 to 10, 2017.
This week is to recognize the contributions of the school counselling profession to the personal, social, educational, and career development, and the mental health and well being, of all students in Canada. "Canadian School Counselling Week" is organized by the School Counsellors Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and supported by regional School Counselling Associations in Canadian provinces and territories.
In Nova Scotia, the event is being supported by the Nova Scotia School Counsellors Association (NSSCA).
The goal of "Canadian School Counselling Week" is to increase the public's awareness of the scope of programs and services that characterize the School Counselling Profession in Canada and highlight the role of School Counsellors in supporting student success.
Various templates of promotional materials are available on the CCPA School Counsellors Chapter website. Resources may be downloaded by School Counsellors to advertise and organize plans for Canadian School Counselling Week. Resources include a sample press release and proclamation, sample posters, certificates and suggested activities.
CCPA celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. School Guidance Counsellors were among those who initiated the Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association (CGCA) in 1965. It was subsequently renamed the Canadian Counselling Association (CCA), and presently the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
The Nova Scotia School Counsellors Association (NSSCA) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016.
For more information about Canadian School Counselling Week, please access the CCPA School Counsellors Chapter website: http://www.ccpa-accp.ca/en/chapters/schoolcounsellors/