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FACTBC is the Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in BC. Evolved from the Task Group for Counsellor Regulation in B.C. (formed in 1997), FACTBC works to advance the case for regulation under the Health Professions Act (HPA).

The goal of regulation under the HPA is to reduce the risk of harm to the public.

FACTBC consists of the following member associations:

AAPC – American Association of Pastoral Counsellors (BC Chapter)

ACCT – Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada

ARCH – Association of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists

BCACC – BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

BCAMFT – British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

BCATA – British Columbia Art Therapy Association

CCPA – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

CPCA – Canadian Professional Counselling Association

MTABC – Music Therapy Association of British Columbia 

For more information on FACTBC and their work towards regulation please visit their website: