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This Year's AGM and Conference!

October 14, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Executive Suites Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby
4201 Lougheed Hwy
Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6


“Growing Your Counsellor’s Toolbox”

The Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (ACCT) is pleased to invite you to the 2017 Annual General Meeting and Conference, Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Executive Suites Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby.

This one-day meeting will include professional development sessions centering on growing your skills as a counsellor, and opportunities to meet and connect with fellow members from across Canada.

The AGM and elections will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00, there is no cost to attend the AGM but please make sure you register.

There was a great response from members to present at one of our concurrent Professional Development Sessions following the AGM, thank you to those who submitted proposals.  These sessions will run from 11:15 am to 12:45 am and include:

  • Professional Development IIA - Understanding Your Ethically Non-Monogamous Client and How to Work Effectively With Them - Cherish Dorrington, MTC

  • Professional Development IIB - Introduction to Social/Emotional Programming for Youth/Adolescents, Supporting Families With Children Diagnosed With Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Processing Disorder - Kate Brodie, MTC

We are excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker will be Trevor C. Warren – R.C.C, M.A., C.R.S. Trevor has earned the reputation of "Relationship Expert" in the field of couples counselling and sex therapy in Vancouver’s lower mainland, Trevor will also be facilitating a Professional Development session immediately following lunch.

There will be time for networking immediately following the Professional Development sessions followed by a formal closing by a founding member of ACCT, Julie Taylor, MTC, RCS.

$100.00 per person

This package includes:

  • Continental breakfast at 8:00 am, AGM and elections, lunch, coffee breaks/snacks and professional development sessions. 

No charge for AGM only - but please make sure that you register!

Display space is available for a nominal fee of $10.00.

Please RSVP at the ACCT website at

The ACCT Board of Directors will be on hand for a "Meet & Greet" on the evening of Friday, October 13, 2017, we hope you can join them for a casual no-host dinner at The Cactus Club Café, 4219B Lougheed Highway, which is a short walk from the hotel.

We have arranged for special hotel rates for attendees, travel discounts for our members.

The Executive Suites Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby - is offering ACCT members a rate of $120.00 per room for those attending the AGM, this rate is available from Thursday, October 12 through to Sunday, October 15.  Please call 1-800-590-3932 or to make a reservation.  Quote Group Name or Booking ID# 23259

  • Stay connected with free WIFI and Shaw Hot spots on site
  • Plenty of parking for hotel and banquet guests
  • Stay fit in our in-house Fitness Room
  • Lounge at our heated Outdoor Swimming Pool and Hot Tub
  • Business Centre
  • Shuttle van to Grand Villa Casino Burnaby and Metro Town Shopping Mall


Flight Centre - as a member with ACCT you have access to a direct travel coordinator, Kirsty Duffy, for corporate rates with hotels, flights and cars averaging 10% less than you would see available online. 

  • Hotel rates 20% lower than rack (online) rates 
  • Car rental savings averaging 10%
  • One point of contact (personalized service)
  • Assistance in group or conference bookings
  • After-hours line for emergencies – offering comfort and quick solutions during unplanned events

Contact: Kirsty Duffy, Account Manager 

Please quote Association of Cooperative Counseling Therapists of Canada

Office: 778.370.1971 - Fax: 778.370.1977 - After Hours Emergency Care: 604.805.8764

Flight Centre, 6th Floor, 1133 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V6E 4E5


If you cannot attend the Conference, you may transfer your registration to another attendee.  Please advise ACCT of the name change at If a transfer is not possible, our refund policy is as follows:

  1. Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees.
  2. Registrations cancelled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.
  3. Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.

Please email us at, with any questions.


$100.00 AGM & Conference Registration
$90.00 Earlybird rate before July 1

$0.00 AGM Only - No Charge


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