Purpose, Values, Mission

The Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/Association canadienne de soins spirituels (“CASC/ACSS,” “Association”) is a national multi-faith organization, committed to the professional education, Certification and support of people involved in spiritual care, psycho-spiritual therapy, education and research. We provide educational programs for those preparing to become professional providers of spiritual care and psycho-spiritual therapy in a variety of institutional and community settings, and private practice.

We educate those who are preparing for ordained/commissioned religious leadership to have competence in providing spiritual care to their faith communities.

Our Purpose

The Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/Association canadienne de soins spirituels (CASC/ACSS) advances the professionalism of spiritual care and psycho-spiritual therapy in Canada.

Our Values

We are a community of spiritual care practitioners and psycho-spiritual therapists who value:

  • Self-awareness and spiritual growth as the core of what we do;
  • Educating and practicing according to the highest standards of spiritual care and psycho-spiritual therapy;
  • Collaboration with aligned organizations;
  • Empathy and treating everyone with compassion and dignity; and
  • Inclusivity.

Mission

To promote excellence in spiritual care practice, psycho-spiritual therapy, education and research.

CACS/ACSS is concerned with a holistic approach to health, well-being, and personal development with a special focus on spiritual and religious care.

Our History

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