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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

5 November 2020

Upcoming Webinar: Genetic Counselling Training Programs in Canada: Q&A for prospective students. November 5th 2020 at 7pm EST. Register here

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News and Updates

June 4, 2020

Statement from the CAGC BOD to our membership regarding the current human rights crisis affecting Black Members of our personal and professional communities.

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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

Previous successful CAGC research grant awards:

2018 CAGC Research Grant award - Salma Shickh
The Whole Exome Sequencing Experience in Canada: Current Practices and Anticipated Challenges to Widespread Implementation

2015 Small Project Grant award - Alicia Semaka and Jehannine Austin
Exploring how the process of genetic counselling influences outcomes for individuals with serious mental illnesses


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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