in the news: The Mental Health Services Protection Act introduced in Legislature

Good news!! The Mental Health Services Protection Act was introduced in the Alberta Legislature yesterday. If passed, it will create a new college of Counselling Therapy and set standards for Counselling Therapists, Addiction Counsellors and Child and Youth Care Counsellors. The Act would include the counselling profession in the Health Professions Act and provide Albertans with much needed safeguards to ensure the counselling services they receive are safe and effective.

I have been advocating for regulation of the profession for almost 15 years, for the last 4 years as Chair of FACT-Alberta.

We are very excited to see this long journey bring us to legislation and to celebrate this achievement with all 4000+ Counselling Therapists across the province.


Global News

Province to Regulate Counsellors - St. Albert Gazette

Press Conference for Bill 30 (Sarah Hoffman, Nicole Imgrund, Kim Argent)- audio file

Protecting Albertans through Mental Health Support - Bill 30 (Alberta Health Summary)

Albertans Want to Regulate Addictions Counsellors, Private Treatment Centres - CBC

Regulation Dreams in Reach for Local Counsellor - St. Albert Gazette

Video Coverage from the Legislature