Following the exciting education session on GPA at the CCANS AGM, we know our membership is enthusiastic about getting their staff certified as GPA Coaches. We want you all to know that the Executive is currently working with the Ontario AGE team to facilitate a 2014 GPA Coach training session in Halifax, NS.
Together with AGE, CCANS is developing a province wide strategy to create and foster GPA capacity within our communities and provide a seamless roll out of the program to all sectors. Members who are interested in the training should check the CCANS website for updates to the strategy and the timeline, we will of course be notifying all members via email of the program details as they become ironclad.
We ask for our membership to be patient as we move forward as many factors are being considered to make the most effective use of our resources and time constraints of the AGE team. The VP has been working with AGE on the education component for the past 4 months, we ask members to allow CCANS to facilitate the training and not contact AGE directly as it is creating confusion.
Please be aware that due to class size limitations and the time involved to train, we will be requesting people apply to receive coaching. Criteria for receiving training will be posted this week and we (AGE/CCANS) will begin screening candidates for admission to the Certified Coach Training.