Dear QCA Members,

 

On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors, we wish you a Happy New Year and best wishes for a peace filled and healthy 2017! Despite the difficult political climate of our world, I feel hopeful and bolstered by the commitment of individuals to join together to achieve change. I am inspired by the similar commitment to the hard work that we do every day as counsellors.

 

One of my goals when I took on this role in the fall was to focus on building a sense of community among our membership. We are achieving this through our social events. We have had a good turnout for our 5 à 7 Thursday night events and plan to host more in the coming months. I received warm and positive feedback about our Winter Social event which took place in December at Chez Anas restaurant. Members came out despite the winter cold to meet each other, share a good meal and have fun together. In my opinion, this social aspect is a vital part of self-care for us as helping professionals.

 

Other initiatives are in the works this year, including a membership directory and peer supervision groups. We know that our members are talented and successful professionals, and we wish to support them in their growth. To this end, we are also planning professional development events for the coming spring. Please look out for more information in your email inboxes soon.

 

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association is holding its 2017 Annual Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland from May 16 – 19. We will once again be a strong presence at this event, and encourage all QCA members to join us.

 

You will be hearing from us throughout the year, so check your inbox and e-bulletin regularly. As always, I welcome your participation and comments in order to better meet your needs. Please feel free to contact me at qca.counselling@gmail.com.

 

On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors, I wish you all the best for the coming year.

Sincerely,

 

Rena Klisouris, M.A., CCC, c.o.

 

 

Happy Holidays!      

Dear QCA Members,

 

It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us, as it seems like only yesterday we were enjoying the summer weather! One of the signs of the season is the QCA Annual Winter Social Event, which is taking place on Friday December 9th, 2016. This is an opportunity to meet fellow members as well as our board, and celebrate together over a good meal and a glass of wine. We look forward to seeing you there. Reservation information is included below.

 

The QCA’s 5 à 7 evening was a success, with members coming out to catch up with old colleagues and make new friends. We hope to offer more such events in the future, and are also excited about planning professional development events for Spring 2017.

 

On behalf of the QCA Board of Directors, I’d like to wish you a warm and wonderful holiday season, and all the best for the New Year!

Reach us at  qca.counselling@gmail.com

Or on our Facebook page: QCA - Quebec Counselling Association

Or our website: http://www.quebeccounselling.ca

 

Sincerely,

 

Rena Klisouris, M.A., c.o.

 

 

 
 
 

QCA`s President`s Message

Dear QCA Members

I welcome you to a new year of the Quebec Counselling Association! We on the board are proud of our accomplishments of last year, and look forward to another year of serving the Anglophone community of counsellors in Quebec.

I am pleased to take on the role of President for 2016-2017 and commit myself to offering support and direction to the dedicated Board of Directors and their initiatives. This year we also welcome Tanya Rust as our Membership Director and Jenny Ann Phillips as our E-bulletin editor. Jenny Ann joins Christina Spinelli and Amber Regier as our new CCPA Student Representatives.

The QCA has been serving the needs of a vibrant community of counselling professionals since 1958. It is my hope that we on the board can continue that tradition of service while also focussing on growth, outreach and advocacy. We have ambitious plans for this coming year, and aim to build on the success of last year. Our two very successful professional development events were met with widespread approval, and we intend to offer you more such learning opportunities. We are also planning our Winter Social Event, as well as more informal 5 à 7 evenings. We will be a presence at the 2017 CCPA Conference in Newfoundland, and invite you to join us there.

You will be hearing from us throughout the year, so check your inbox and e-bulletin regularly. As always, I welcome your participation and comments in order to better meet your needs. Please feel free to contact me at qca.counselling@gmail.com.

On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors, I wish you all the best.

Sincerely,

Rena Klisouris, M.A., c.o.

 

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