Latest Event Updates

OCC/CCCO Joint Regional Meeting 2019

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Registration is now open for the OCC/CCCO Joint Regional Meeting!

  • When: December 9, 2019
  • Where: Colleges Ontario (130 Queens Quay East West Tower, Suite 606 Toronto, Ontario M5A 0P6)
  • Cost: The cost is $30.00 for the event and this includes lunch, the business meeting, and a ½ day PD training on treating PTSD, presented by Shirley Porter which is amazing value for your money.

We are making registration available only to OCC/CCCO members and affiliates for the first week, and spaces are limited, so book your spot quickly.  After the first week, if we have any spots remaining, we will be opening up registration to others within the post-secondary community.

If you are a student, new counsellor, or new to the OCC/CCCO community we encourage you to attend and see what OCC/CCCO is all about.    This is a great opportunity for everyone to meet other Counsellors, learn about what is happening across the province within the post-secondary sector, and get some quality PD training as well.

More Information

Please click on “more information” link above to find outmode about the workshop and presenter as well as the agenda and feel free to let me ( or Lavlet Forde ( know if you have any questions about the event.

We hope to see you all there!

Sue Furs, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist

Counsellor, Counselling & Accessibility Services

Seneca College, Seneca@York

416 491 5050 ext. 33095


Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students (New Standard)

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Public Review!

You have from September 6, 2019 to November 6, 2019 to share your insights, opinions, suggestions and guidance.


We NEED a Post-secondary Counsellor Voice!

Counsellors, this is our chance to shape post-secondary student mental health. You can provide feedback as a group or as individuals.

Click Here for Access to the Standard

Please share this link with your colleagues and other stakeholders across Canada.

This is our chance to make a difference!


Check out THIS TAB

on the OCC-CCCO Website for even more information!


Research Participation Request: Post-Secondary Counsellors

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Hello Colleagues!

There is an incredible and passionate student member on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) committee (post-secondary mental health) that I am on, who is conducting research for his PhD and would like counsellors from post-secondary institutions from across Canada to participate.

Please consider participating and supporting his research. This is a great opportunity to share our experience and have an influence on the future directions in our field.

Click Here for More Information About the Study

Email invitation:


We are writing to inform you of a study our team is conducting, involving the development of a mental health self-screening tool for University students, called HEARTSMAP-U. Dr. Quynh Doan, a clinician-scientist at the BC Children’s Hospital, and her team are working with students and clinicians to develop a self-assessment and guidance tool to help students better identify and address their mental health needs. Our aim is for this tool to be relevant and meaningful to students, and safe and comfortable for them to use.

If you are a clinician who provides mental health support to post-secondary students in Canada, we welcome your participation in this study. Your participation would provide feedback on the clinical content validity of the tool and ensure it captures the range and severity of psychosocial stressors young adults experience in post-secondary education.

If you choose to participate, you will first review and complete an online consent form. Then, you will receive an email with a participation link, where you will watch a short 4-minute instructional video and then complete your review of the tool. This is expected to take less than one hour, and you will receive a $60.00 gift card as a token of appreciation for your time and support. If you choose to complete the optional component (additional 15-20-minutes), you will receive an additional $20.00 gift card for your generous contribution.  

For more information or to arrange to participate, please contact our team at 



Gender Based Violence Work in Context: Addressing Structural Violence and Promoting Agency

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Save the Date

Bringing together diverse perspectives from leading researchers, community justice activists, and front-line service providers.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, London, Ontario

Registration opens August, 2019


You’re invited to the 20th Annual Mental Health Conference!

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George Brown College’s Student Success Division and the Center for Preparatory and Liberal Studies are pleased to announce the 20th Annual Mental Health Conference that will discuss Mental Health & Technology: Exploring Possibilities for our Well-being.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
9 am – 4 pm
St. James Campus – 290 Adelaide St. East

Join us for an inspiring and engaging day of learning!


OCC AGM 2019: There’s Still Time to Register!

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What Will Be Happening at the AGM:

Knowledge Exchange

As a part of the AGM we will be facilitating a Knowledge Exchange
We are looking for presenters who would be interested in providing a brief presentation on the following topics:

  • Counselling Innovations at your College
  • Stepped-Care Model
  • Supervision and Peer Supervision
  • Sabbatical

If you are interested in providing a brief presentation at the AGM, please contact the OCC PD Liaisons: Lavlet Forde or Maheen Sayal by Monday May 6th   ​

Registration Details

To register and for more information about the AGM, click on the link below.

OCC Annual General Meeting


Monday May 13th from 9 – 2:30pm

at the

CCVPS Conference @ Mohawk College

Room i126, i-Wing, Fennell Campus, 135 Fennell Ave. W, Hamilton, ON


There is NO COST to attend the AGM and LUNCH will be included

To register and for more information about the AGM, please click on the link: 

To Register