SK Regulation

Current as of May 5, 2019

Status: Unregulated

Type of Regulation Sought: Title Protection

Title Requested: Counselling Therapist


  • A small group formed in Saskatchewan to conduct the initial research regarding how a health profession is regulated in that province.
  • A list of organizations related to counselling was compiled.
  • These organizations were invited to a meeting on January 30, 2016 in Saskatoon.
  • All organizations at the meeting agreed to work together towards regulation.
  • Each organization appointed two people to be the liaisons to the “alliance”.
  • At subsequent meetings it was agreed to name the alliance FACT-SK.
  • A Steering Committee was formed.
  • The draft application was developed.
  • Application was submitted in July 2018.
  • Government response in September 2018 was very negative.
  • In December 2018, Minister of Rural Health indicated that he was interested in regulation as a result of the Alberta activity.
  • In March 2019, FACT-SK representatives sought and were granted a meeting with the Minister of Rural Health.
  • Additional documentation, including rebuttal information, was provided.