It’s Canadian School Counselling Week (Feb. 5-9, 2018)

Canadian School Counselling Week recognizes the contributions of the school counselling profession to the personal, social, academic and career development, as well as the mental health and well-being of all students in Canada. Canadian School Counselling Week is part of a North American focus on the school counselling profession to increase awareness of the important role it plays in student success, and the scope of programs and services it offers.

School counsellors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ personal, social, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves. Professional school counsellors are certified, experienced educators with a graduate-level degree in counselling or a related professional field. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.

School counsellors across Canada will be hosting and participating in this week’s special events and activities.  Parents or community members with specific questions or concerns about school counselling programs should contact the school counsellors at their local schools.

This special recognition week has been organized by the School Counsellors’ Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

For more information on School Counselling Week and the School Counsellors’ Chapter of the CCPA, see https://www.ccpa-accp.ca/chapters/school-counsellors/.

For more information on the CCPA, see http://www.ccpa-accp.ca.

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