Earlier this year, ACPE (Ireland) Ltd, the professional Multi Faith body for Healthcare Chaplaincy training, together with CASC (Canadian Association for Spiritual Care) formally signed an Agreement of Reciprocity at the CASC Conference at Deerhurst Resort, Ontario.
The President of CASC, the Rev Elaine Nagy and Chairperson of ACPE (Ireland) the Rev Bruce Pierce (Director of Education Northridge House at St Luke’s Charity, Cork) signed this innovative agreement on behalf of their respective bodies.
Bruce has the unique privilege of being a member of both bodies having trained previously in Toronto. The agreement acknowledges the full mutual recognition of CPE Programmes and CPE Supervisory status. The journey to this important event took four years and it was celebrated with delight by both bodies. ACPE (Ireland) joins five other American professional bodies holding similar relationship with CASC and this was acknowledged in the presence of the Chairpersons of each body
The Accord will facilitate an interchange between Irish and Canadian students and supervisors and is the first intercontinental agreement of its kind.