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Associations for career and school counsellors in Atlantic Canada

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These associations provide knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities for people working in career development, including in career and school counselling.

Prince Edward Island                           
Career Development Association of PEI

The Career Development Association of PEI is a network of: career professionals, career influencers, community partners, post-secondary institutions and individuals committed to providing leadership to strengthen career development programs and initiatives on PEI.

Prince Edward Island Counselling Association (PEICA)

PEICA members work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, career counselling centres and correctional institutions. It is affiliated with the national association, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

New Brunswick
New Brunswick Career Development Association (NBCDA)

The NBCDA plays a leadership role in the career development field by encouraging co-operation, networking and information-sharing amongst its members and other groups. It hosts an annual career development conference.

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA)

The NSCDA has approximately 350 members from across the province. It provides career development and training opportunities for career practitioners using a variety of delivery methods, including face-to-face seminars, webinars, and self-study opportunities.

Nova Scotia School Counsellors Association (NSSCA)

The website for the NSSCA does not appear to be recently updated and little information is available. However, the association seems to still be operational.

Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador Counsellors’ and Psychologists’ Association (NLCPA)

A special interest council of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, the NLCPA offers resource materials for elementary school and high school, hosts a conference and presents awards, including one for School Counsellor of the Year.

Community Employment Collaboration

While Community Employment Collaboration does not have a membership structure, it does offer resources, ongoing networking events and opportunities for more substantial involvement through participation in its Working Groups.

Although Newfoundland and Labrador previously had the “Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Career Practitioners,” it appears to no longer be operational.


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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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