QCA President's Message

Carrie Foster, MA, CATs, CCC, RDT

Dear Members: Counsellors, career counsellors, employment counsellors, life counsellors, therapists, drama therapists, art therapists, and the many other titles we hold,

Happy New Year and Best wishes for a peace filled and healthy 2016 from all of the board members and myself!

It has been a busy autumn for our board and we are pleased to announce that the new year brings with it a new peer supervision group starting in late January. Please look out for the announcement in your emails soon.

The 5 à 7 Thursdays at the Burgundy Lion will continue next year. Every third Thursday of the month. Next one being January 21st, 2016!

Our new directory of service providers is being assembled. If you have a private practise, and are looking for clients we will be happy to list you and your qualifications and specialities on our website.  Please send us an email at qca.counselling@gmail.com. Include the coordinates you wish us to make public and your credentials. Please mention if you have sliding scale fees as well.

Our community out reach has begun to grow and we are actively involved with other communities in letting them know about YOU and the services offered. We are always looking for volunteers at these events. If you would like to help out and publicize yourself or service at the same time, please send an email to us. Include “Volunteer” in the subject heading. This is you chance to make a difference in the lives of many and see your organization continue to grow.

The American Counselling Association and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association have their combined annual conference here in Montreal from March 30-April 3, 2016. Many of you have been asking about our conference fund. Funds are limited and awarded on a first come first served basis. For more information see our forms page on our website: http://www.quebeccounselling.ca/

Have the Happiest of Holidays!

Best wishes,


Carrie Foster



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