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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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News and Updates

2017 President's Letter

I have been reflecting on the rapid expansion of the genetic field during the last decade and how it has become part every other specialty. The genetic counselling profession has grown alongside these changes and our expertise continues to add value to this increasingly complex field.

Read the rest of Nathalie Bolduc's letter here. (members only)

Statement on Gene Patent Lawsuit

Read the CAGC's official statement on the recent lawsuit related to Long QT syndrome here.


Benefits of Joining


Members are entitled to join CAGC committees and contribute to projects that promote the genetic counselling profession in Canada. 

Full members are granted voting authority on important issues brought forward at the annual general meeting.

Representatives from the CAGC have input into clinical practice guidelines issued by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
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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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