Addictions Professionals Association of Saskatchewan (APASK) is the membership organization serving addiction counsellors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education.
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To unify and serve Addictions Professionals to provide public safety while further enhancing the quality of addiction services for the residents of Saskatchewan.
To protect the public with capable, credible, competent and certified addictions professionals.
The Saskatchewan Association of Chemical Dependency Workers (SACDW) was formed in 1996, assisting its members by providing a vehicle to facilitate closer communication, and to promote a common approach in all areas of chemical dependency counselling, prevention, policy and procedure.
In 2007, the name was changed to the Addiction Professionals Association of Saskatchewan (APASK) to accommodate partnership with the SK/MB chapter of the Canadian Addictions Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF), and apply for licensure.
What unites us necessitates we work together to find better ways.
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The CACCF (Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation) is introducing a New Certification the CCAC - Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor
The CCAC credential is currently going through a grandfathering period that is effective immediately and will end on December 31st 2015. During the period of grandfathering there will be no exam requirement. After December 31 2015, applicants to the CCAC will be required to pass a 3 hour exam to attain certification
The APASK Memorandum of Agreement with CACCF is coming to an end as of the end of Dec. 2015. What this means to you is that APASK will no longer be collecting CACCF dues; that you will now have to renew memberships individually with both organizations. This change is brought about by careful examination of the legal structure of a corporate entity defined as a Federation which CACCF is. As a Federation, CACCF has no legal standing in the provinces putting them in a weak position to regulate ethics and conduct within a potentially provincially legislated forum
APASK Members, Please consider letting your name stand for the Board of Directors or as a committtee member. WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you are unable to attend this years AGM in person then consider nominating yourself or someone else. Please fill in the nomination form and send it to APASK at email@example.com to let your name stand.
Professional Ethics Training for Addiction and other Professional Counsellors will be held in different locations through out the province. These workshops are free to APASK Members and $99 for Non Members. Click here for more information.