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  • Tue, May 31, 2022 12:01 PM | OSRP (Administrator)

    Our OSRP Blog is our public-facing communication about a few things: showcasing our members and sharing relevant professional information. Nikki Bianchi, the Chair of our Connect Committee, kick-started the blog again in 2021 with some wonderful member stories. You can read them here (

    We are looking for an OSRP member who has a passion for writing/editing to take on the blog!

    Is this you?

    If so, please reach out to Nikki via email
  • Tue, May 31, 2022 11:52 AM | OSRP (Administrator)

    On March 21, 2022, the Board responded to a member’s request for decision-making transparency (regarding posts in Central) with a commitment to meet on June 3, 2022, for a Town Hall discussion about the impact of the Ukraine statement on the membership.

    In preparation for this Town Hall, the Board sought an external, third-party consultant to facilitate an internal audit of our decision-making process and communication strategies and to review the purpose of Central moving forward. This consultant has also been asked to assist with ensuring that your Board is well prepared with insights to offer when we do meet at the Town Hall to hear what’s in your hearts and minds.

    As our membership has grown exponentially over the past two years, so too has the demand of time and level of commitment from the Board. During our Friday, May 27 Board meeting, we realized that more time is required to complete the work we have begun with the third-party consultant. Furthermore, we ran into an unforeseen issue with the registration process for the Town Hall. Subsequently, because there has been no notice or registration information posted in Central, we are postponing our June 3 Town Hall until the internal audit is complete and we have given sufficient notice for registration and participation to occur.

    Please know that the need to postpone this Town Hall in no way diminishes our appreciation for the importance of this discussion. On the contrary, we understand the magnitude of this issue and require the time necessary to address the multifaceted implications of this discussion on the work that we do for you as a Board.

    We extend the hope that you continue to provide us with the grace we require to grow as a Board as we grow in membership.


    The OSRP Board

  • Tue, May 17, 2022 4:58 PM | OSRP (Administrator)

    With the launch of our new website, changes were made to our online referral service. For privacy reasons, no profiles were automatically added to our referral service. Clinical and Qualifying members who wish to appear on the referral service need to log in to and give permission for their profiles to be visible to the public. Here's how.

    Go to and click on the person icon at the top right-hand side of your window to log in.

    If you don’t remember your password, click on Forgot password to reset it.

    Once logged in, click on the person icon again and choose View profile from the drop-down menu.

    Click on the Privacy menu. You will see that “Do not show profile to others” is checked. Click the EDIT PROFILE button to change this.

    If you wish to have your name appear on our online referral service, click the box beside “Show profile to others.” You can then select what information you wish to share with the public (Anybody) or just with members (Members). If the button is greyed out, you do not have the option to change this information yourself.

    Remember to click the SAVE button when you have finished making your selections.

  • Tue, May 17, 2022 4:18 PM | OSRP (Administrator)

    Top row (L to R): Monika Green, M.Ed., RP, CCC, Director of Public Affairs, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association; Lindsay Mathyssen, MP, London-Fanshawe; Andrea D'Onofrio, MA, RP, OSRP Board Member.

    Bottom row (L to R): Laura Hetherington, RP, PRPA; Ben Howe, Senior Consultant, Impact Public Affairs; Rachel Fulford, RP, OSRP Board Member. Regrets: Stephanie Woo Dearden, MA, RP(Q).

    As previously announced, in December 2021, MP Lindsay Mathyssen tabled a private member’s bill called C-218: An Act to Amend the Excise Tax Act (psychotherapy services) to support a GST/HST exemption for psychotherapy services.

    On May 5, Andrea D’Onofrio (Chair of #StopTaxingMyTherapy) and Rachel Fulford (Chair of the Advocacy Committee) joined our partners at the CCPA (Canada-wide), PRPA (Ontario-wide) and Impact (Lobbying Firm) to meet on Zoom with MP Lindsay Mathyssen.

    We were all impressed by Mathyssen’s commitment to the removal of GST/HST from our services, and her desire to work with us to correct this barrier to access as soon as possible. She recognizes that Canadians deserve better access to psychotherapy and sees exemption of psychotherapy services as part of the toolkit for pandemic recovery and the massive mental health needs facing Canada now.

    Unfortunately, Private Member’s Bill C-218 was placed far down the list for this parliament – #199, with #1 being the first to go forward. Order of precedence is determined lottery-style. However, Mathyssen remains committed to working with us and our partners to use the Bill to pressure the government to bring forward its own Bill, which they can do at any time.

    We have learned that private member’s bills such as this do not have the power to amend taxation law, as the power to amend taxation rests solely with the Federal Government through a finance bill. That means that this Bill cannot grant tax exemption to our profession. However, Bill C-218 can play an essential part in our advocacy by raising awareness and support around this issue with Members of Parliament and the Government, encouraging them to legislate a GST/HST exemption for the profession.

    Our next step is to prepare a coordinated advocacy effort with our members and stakeholders to support Bill C-218 and encourage the Government to remove this tax on our profession. Please stay tuned for more information on how you can help support this Bill through one unified and loud voice.

    We are grateful to MP Mathyssen for championing this Bill, to the many MPs who have already expressed their support for this Bill, and to all the OSRP #StopTaxingMyTherapy volunteers who have worked on this issue, with particular thanks to Stephanie Woo Dearden who first connected with MP Mathyssen and informed her of this issue.

    We ask that you please keep us informed of any emails or conversations with your MPs via

    We look forward to sharing how you can get more involved as soon as we can.

  • Tue, April 05, 2022 2:36 PM | OSRP (Administrator)

    The Listserv is a members-only space where you can ask each other questions, share practice information, advertise for office space and more!

    The OSRP has been putting together a list of guidelines for this self-organized, self-moderated space. We will be sending out an email once a month with these guidelines.

    If you wish to contact the OSRP office or our Board members, please do so directly, not through the listserv. For the office, use For Board members, go to the Board Members page on our website and choose the appropriate email address. The OSRP office and Board members do not monitor the listserv for messages.

    To join the listserv, click here
  • Tue, April 05, 2022 12:39 PM | OSRP (Administrator)

    Owl Practice serves thousands of therapists across Canada. Owl allows therapists to easily manage their clinics or private practices and helps enable PHI and professional standards compliance. Owl’s mission is to enable mental wellness through therapists.

    OSRP has finalized an agreement with Owl, which includes the following:

    1. OSRP Qualifying and Clinical members who sign up for Owl Practice receive their first month of the Professional plan for free
    2. OSRP Student members who sign up for Owl Practice receive their first 6 months of the Professional plan for $20 per month. (Full fees apply after 6 months.)
    3. Webinar(s) about relevant topics to the practice of psychotherapy to OSRP members
    For more information about OWL and/or to register, go to
  • Tue, April 05, 2022 12:33 PM | OSRP (Administrator)

    In an effort to spotlight our incredible members, OSRP’s Connect Committee is thrilled to announce our latest interview: this one about our (returned) Board member, Kimberly Cato.

    As a Black woman who navigates the world through a wheelchair; an RP with over 30 years of experience working from trauma-informed and asset-based practices; and with her practice grounded in methodologies of anti-racism and anti-oppression, Kimberly’s experience and expertise across intersecting dimensions make her a gift to the OSRP.

    Kimberly’s commitment to healing and mental wellness is long-standing. These experiences motivated her to intentionally engage in dismantling racism by decolonizing therapy and seeking culturally adapted therapeutic practices that build multi-racial communities with anti-racist capacity and a determination to facilitate more racial trauma healing forums.

    Kimberly is delighted to be part of OSRP’s Board, Executive Committee, and the Interim Chair of the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, assisting with the process of embedding EDI principles into every aspect of the organization, and thereby creating a space that is welcoming, inclusive and safe for the differing identities of people we serve to know they belong here.

    Our own Nikki Bianchi, Chair of the Connect Committee, interviewed Kimberly so that our members and the public could get to know who is helping guide the OSRP into more welcoming structures and practices for all therapists.

    Click here to read the full interview
  • Tue, April 05, 2022 12:24 PM | OSRP (Administrator)

    In celebration of OSRP's growth in reaching 1,000 members, we have assembled prizes for our 1,000th member and our first member.

    Our 1,000th member is Brendon Antill, a student at Yorkville University enrolled in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program.

    Our first member is Mary Helen Garvin, who was a founding member of OSP (now OSRP) and joined in February 1992.

    Congratulations to both of our winners. Thanks to Jane and Perkopolis for contributing to the prizes, both valued at over $500.

  • Tue, April 05, 2022 12:22 PM | OSRP (Administrator)

    We are committed to becoming an anti-racist, anti-marginalization organization and intend to increase BIPoC and LGBTQA2S+ awareness and engagement at OSRP. To do that, we need diverse voices for social justice on our committees, in our communications and, well, everywhere!

    Is this your voice?

    If so, the following committees are welcoming new members and would love to hear from you:

    • Advocacy
    • Connect
    • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

    All committee meetings are virtual, so you can volunteer from the comfort of your home/workspace, wherever you live! If you would like to learn more about these committees or apply to join, click the following link

  • Tue, April 05, 2022 12:22 PM | OSRP (Administrator)

    When renewing your membership for 2022/2023, please ensure that you use the link in the reminder email sent to you. If you cannot find the email, please log in to

    Please also note that you will be paying the 15-month renewal rate. Because our online system only allows us to program for 12 months at a time, once you have paid, we will manually change your renewal date to July 1, 2023.

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