Created in 2021, the Joan Campbell Award honours the impact of BCACC Past President Joan Campbell, and her immense contributions to the Association and Clinical Counselling profession as a whole. The Award is given annually in the amount of $1,000 and is funded from annual corporate and individual donations.

Covering BCACC application and membership fees, criminal record check, and insurance for the first year of membership, the Award facilitates enhanced access to the Clinical Counselling profession from underserved communities and supports eligible candidates experiencing financial hardship who would otherwise not be able to join the profession.

More than one award may be given each year depending on the amount of money raised.


The award is primarily for new member applicants who would otherwise not be able to afford to join the Association. If more applications are received than the money available in any particular year, priority will be given to enhancing public service. Other criteria will be utilized to ensure that the new Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCCs) are well-suited for underserved communities and regions. 

About Joan Campbell

Joan Campbell was a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors for almost 30 years. During that time she devoted thousands of volunteer hours to the association to help further the profession of Clinical Counselling. Joan was a dedicated and skilled counsellor and volunteer and has left her mark on so many areas of the Association. 

Her calm, strong leadership skills, her kindness, and her grace are sorely missed in our community. We hope to honour Joan’s memory through this award. 

Joan Campbell shared her passion for life and for helping others in many roles including teaching counselling courses at Malaspina College (VIU), working as a Child and Youth Care Worker at Nanaimo District Secondary School, and as a therapist with Nanaimo Family Life Association and Corporate Health Consultants.

Joan was extremely community-minded and dedicated much of her free time to volunteer roles including board appointments with Malaspina College (VIU), Nanaimo Non-Violence Society, and the BCACC. Joan was a pillar of strength and continued in her role as past president of BCACC right up until a couple of months before her passing.

Meet Award Recipients

In 2022, we had two Joan Campbell award recipients. Read their stories below.

Pin-Han Hsu Joan Campbell Award Winner 2022


To apply for the Joan Campbell Award, please click here to complete the application form.

Contribute to the Award

We graciously welcome both individual and corporate donations. Donate now.

Please note: Donor(s) will not be issued tax receipts as the BCACC is not a charity, however virtual receipts will be issued to acknowledge the donation(s).

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