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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

Congratulations to our members!

Jeanna McCuaig is the 2020 recipient of the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) Research Grant Award for her team's study “The Patient Experience and Psychological Response to Reflexive BRCA Tumor Genetic Testing."

Angela Krutish and Jessica Hartley are the 2019 recipients of the Audrey Heimler Special Projects Award for their work on “The impact of the Genetic Assistant Position on Genetic Counselor Productivity: A Time-Series Analysis.”


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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