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Mission Statement 

The mission of the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors is to promote high standards of practice, encourage professional growth and increase public awareness of the genetic counselling profession in Canada.

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Upcoming Events

Edmonton, Alberta
14 September 2020

The 2020 Short Course and Annual Education Conference will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from September 14-17, 2020. More details to

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News and Updates

Code Talker Award Nomination (2018)

Congratulations to CAGC member Prescilla Carrion, who was nominated for a “Code Talker” award to recognize the impact she has made through the psychiatric genetic counselling research she is leading in the Institute of Mental Health Centre for Care and Research, in the UBC Department of Psychiatry.

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Benefits of Joining

There are many great benefits to being a member of the CAGC, including advocacy, networking opportunities, resources for your practice, job opportunities, and continuing education.

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Featured Projects

CAGC Featured project, grants and awards.

2013 Small Projects Grant Award - Mireille Cloutier, Shawna Morrison, Lauren Higgins and Claire Goldsmith:
Women’s experiences with genetic counselling for a positive prenatal screening result for Down syndrome in a group setting compared to traditional one-on-one counselling.


CAGC Publications

A Career In Genetic Counselling
Genetic counsellors complete a Master of Science degree in 
genetic counselling from a recognized university program. 

Code of Ethics
The CAGC Code of Ethics was written to help genetic counsellors recognise the implications of their actions in routine 
as well as challenging professional circumstances.

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