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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

Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA)
As you know Bill S-201 has now become law as The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA).  The Bill S-201 Fact Sheet contains information that affects us all, with topics such as the protection that GNA provides, talking with patients, and the full text of the law. (Click here.)

2018 President's Letter

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! I am very honoured and proud to serve as the President of the CAGC and to be a part of this wonderful, ever-growing organization. We have seen a lot of growth in the past few years, both in our organization and in our profession. 

Read the rest of Sohnee Ahmed's letter 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.

View our full list of publications