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Special Care Counsellors play a key role in the mental health field, in education and in human relations.
They actively participate in the social integration process of any individuals experiencing behavioural difficulties


Why and how to become a Special Care Counsellor? Join the Association that will support you throughout your journey. 


Special Care Counsellor

Your benefits, your tools and your obligations for a rigorous and stimulating practice in the field.



Why and how to consult a Special Care Counsellor? An intervention that makes a difference, a rigorous practice.


About Us

Our Story

Created in 2012, the Quebec Association of Special Care Counsellors (QASCC) is dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of special education in Quebec. The Association was created from the unification of the professional associations in special education, known in French as: “Regroupement des Associations professionnelles de l’éducation spécialisée” (RQAPES). It has been solicited by several public and private institutions to clarify the professional actions of Special Care Counsellors in order to validate their reference framework in the field of special education.

The provincial government has approached the QASCC for their participation in the committee of the National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS), due to the Special Care Counsellors’ active participation in their intervention with children who have Dysphasia. Our participation on the committee was to contribute to the Clinical Practice Guidelines "Organization of Continuum and Provision of Services to Children 2 to 9 Years of Age with Developmental Language Disorder (Primary Language Disorder)".

The QASCC has been asked by the Quebec Public Health Association (ASPQ) to participate in a group of experts on bullying with regard to weight in elementary school. The association also acts as a consultant to different employers (CIUSSS, CISSS and school boards) in relation to the description of the tasks and the role of Special Care Counsellors.

As the only association of Special Care Counsellors officially recognized by the Quebec government, the QASCC examines the interests of its members and gives them access to an array of exclusive benefits and services, thereby contributing to the growth of the profession.

Board of Directors 2019/2020

Sylvain Ratel – President


Marc Sauvageau – Vice President


Isabelle Blais – Secretary


Steeve Bilodeau – Treasurer

CSSS Vieille-Capitale

Sylvain Lacroix

Douglas Institute

Nathalie Kralian

Miriam Home & Services

André Jr. Turcotte

Institut Philippe-Pinel – Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Anaïs Fugère

Private Practitioner

Michelle Séguin


Our Partners 2019/2020

Alain Piché


Camille Parent

Honorary Member

Claire Lalancette

Honorary Member

Jessica Rochette-Gaumont


Karine Meunier


Laura Dagenais

Private Worker

Laura Malbogat

Teacher – Champlain College

Luc Bellemare

Honorary Member

Tony Maciocia

Honorary Member

Documentation & Information

Private Practice


By becoming a QASCC member, you are joining a community of Special Care Counsellors are contributing to the recognition of the profession. 

The QASCC offers a wide variety of services that help S.C.Cs on a daily basis.

  • Specific Job Offers
  • Resources and Documents 
  • News related to the profession and the field of special education
  • Trainings, events and professional networking
  • Special discounts with our partners, including insurances

Individuals who would like to submit their payment by cheque, click HERE to download the form.

Member Categories

Special Care Counsellor

50 $

Graduate in Special Care Counselling with a DSC (DEC) or RAC (AEC).

Access to all benefit of the Association, including the possibility of joining the Board of Directors. 

Bachelors in Psychoeducation

50 $

Graduate with a bachelors in psychoeducation.

Access to professional networking and to our services that support you in your practice. 



Currently studying Special Care Counselling.

Start your career on the right path with professional networking and benefits from the association. 

Cause Supporter

125 $

Professionals without a diploma in Special Care Counselling or any person interested in the profession. 

Stay informed with updates surrounding the profession and its progress.


Organizations and companies directly contribute to the progress of the association and the profession by informing Special Care Counsellors about their services. There are many types of membership and partnership opportunities that meet your needs and your budget. 

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Our Partners

Since 2012, the Quebec Association of Special Care Counsellors favours and supports the profession in the field of special education in Quebec. It organises and offers many trainings and professional networking events to its members and gives them access to many benefits, including special discounts to its partners. By becoming a QASCC partner or corporate member, you promote your support to a community of over 16 000 professionals and contribute to the growth of special education in Quebec.


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Our CEGEP Partners

The field of Special Care Counselling is based on strong and relevant training. By becoming a QASCC collegial member, CEGEPs promote their teaching expertise by ensuring to connect to the Special Care Counselling community. In this agreement, they also benefit themselves as well as their students.


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