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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

Student

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.

 

Public

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

 

Sylvain Ratel

Special Care Counsellor - President | Member of the Board since 2012

  • DEC en éducation spécialisée – CEGEP du Vieux-Montréal
  • DESS en administration publique – ÉNAP
  • Baccalauréat en psychoéducation – UQTR

Sylvain Ratel a œuvré pendant 37 ans dans le domaine de la santé mentale. Il a travaillé au sein de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (IUSMM), à titre d’intervenant, coordonnateur puis, à compter de février 2003, comme chef d’un service d’hébergement réadaptatif dans la communauté. Spécialisé dans l’intervention avec des personnalités difficiles et dans des situations de crise, il est également formateur et conférencier depuis 12 ans dans de nombreuses organisations (CLSC, CSSS, Fondation des maladies mentales, Réseau des centres psychiatriques du Québec, organismes communautaires). Son approche favorise la saine gestion des relations humaines et plus particulièrement des situations de crise, ainsi que la reprise des activités. Il a fondé l’Association des éducateurs et des éducatrices en santé mentale en 2005 et a participé activement à la fondation de l’AEESQ, dont il occupe la présidence depuis 2015.

 

Marc Sauvageau

Special Care Counsellor - Vice-President | Member of the Board since 2013

Responsable des communications, de la pratique privée, membre du comité des directeurs sur la création d’un ordre professionnel en éducation spécialisée.

  • DEC en éducation spécialisée – Cégep du Vieux-Montréal

Marc Sauvageau pratique l’éducation spécialisée au programme de psychiatrie en déficience intellectuelle à l’Institut Universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (IUSMM).

 

Steeve Bilodeau

Special Care Counsellor - Tresurer | Member of the Board since 2012

  • DEC en sciences de la santé – Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon
  • DEC en éducation spécialisée – Collège Mérici

Steve Bilodeau œuvre dans le réseau de la santé et des services sociaux depuis plus de 32 ans. Il s’implique dans plusieurs comités (CLSC, CSSSS) pour une meilleure connaissance de l’éducation spécialisée auprès des pairs. Tuteur de stage en éducation spécialisée (2000–2016), il est également conseiller et administrateur depuis 14 ans au comité de formation régionale en éducation spécialisée à Québec.

Il fut membre fondateur de la défunte APEESQ, de 2001 à 2011, puis membre du CA de l’AEESQ depuis sa création.

 

Isabelle Blais

Special Care Counsellor - Secretary | Member of the Board since 2017

  • DEC en éducation spécialisée – Cégep de Sainte-Foy

Isabelle Blais pratique l’éducation spécialisée au programme d’intégration communautaire en déficience physique du CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale (Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec).

 

Nathalie Kralian

Special Care Counsellor - Administrator | Member of the Board since 2018

Responsable du contenu anglophone, membre du comité du site web

  • DEC en éducation spécialisée – Cégep Vanier

Nathalie Kralian pratique l’éducation spécialisée auprès d’une clientèle en déficience intellectuelle et/ou en trouble du spectre de l’autisme au CRDITSA Centre Miriam.

 

Sylvain Lacroix

Special Care Counsellor - Administrator | Member of the Board since 2017

Responsable des médias sociaux, des partenariats entreprises et membre du comité du référentiel des compétences en éducation spécialisée.

  • DEC en éducation spécialisée - Cégep du Vieux-Montréal

  • Baccalauréat en science sociales - Université de Montréal

  • Certificat en thérapie cognitivo-comportementale – Université McGill

Sylvain Lacroix pratique l’éducation spécialisée en pédopsychiatrie à l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas.

 

Anaïs Fugère

Special Care Counsellor - Administrator | Member of the Board since 2019

  • DEC en éducation spécialisée - Cégep du Vieux-Montréal

  • DEC en intervention en loisir - Cégep du Vieux-Montréal

Anaïs Fugère est éducatrice spécialisée en milieu privée à la Clinique Interdisciplinaire Compleō de Beloeil. Elle intervient auprès des jeunes ayant un haut potentiel, de l'anxiété ou un trouble d'apprentissage. De plus, depuis 10 ans, elle s'implique dans le milieu scolaire, communautaire et associatif.

 

André Jr Turcotte

Special Care Counsellor - Administrator | Member of the Board since 2019

  • DEC en techniques d'éducation spécialisée – Collège de Valleyfield – 2008

  • Études universitaires en communication organisationnelle – TELUQ – 2017 à ce jour

André Jr. Turcotte pratique l'éducation spécialisée depuis près de 10 ans à l'Institut national de psychiatrie légale Philippe-Pinel. Il est aussi formateur OMÉGA accrédité par l'ASSTSAS depuis 2018 et offre des formations tant dans le réseau de la santé que le réseau communautaire.

 

Michelle Séguin

Special Care Counsellor - Administrator | Member of the Board since 2019

  • Baccalauréat en Arts-Traduction Université Concordia

  • DEC en éducation spécialisée – Cégep du Vieux-Montréal

Michelle Séguin pratique l'éducation spécialisée auprès d'une clientèle en santé mentale adulte ou gérontopsychiatrie. 

Emeritus Members

 

Camille Parent, inducted September 12, 2014 | Lire le texte d'intronisation

Claire Lalancette,  inducted September 12, 2014 | Lire le texte d'intronisation

Luc Bellemare,  inducted September 12, 2014 | Lire le texte d'intronisation

Michel Landry,  inducted September 10, 2016 | Lire le texte d'intronisation

Tony Maciocia,  inducted September 10, 2016 | Lire le texte d'intronisation

 

QASCC Events

 

The QASCC regularly offers training and networking events with discounted prices for its members. The association also organizes Quebec Week of Special Care Counsellors yearly in the month of April.

Discover upcoming events

QASCC Official Publications

 
  • Minutes of the previous general assembly
  • Code of Conduct
  • Intervention Plan in Special Care Counselling
  • List of non-reserved acts that SCCs may use

Members also have access to various tools and useful documents for their practice (private or public).

It pays to become a member!

How to become involved as a member

 
The Association is constantly looking for members to:
  • Join the Board of Directors
  • Organize activities and events
  • Spread awareness of the association in all regions of Quebec
  • Develop new projects

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Documentation & Information

Private Practice

Membership

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. 

Student

Free

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.

Partnership

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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Partnership

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.

Consult our DETAILED BROCHURE

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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.

Consult our DETAILED BROCHURE

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