Helping people achieve their full potential by providing counselling and education programs that respect their human and spiritual nature.
New Executive Director
Friday, 06 May 2016 11:41
Dear Community Partners, Members and Stakeholders,
We are very pleased to announce that Rebecca Machado has being appointed as the new Executive Director of Daya Counselling Centre. Rebecca will commence her duties on April 18, 2016. Rebecca can be reached at
Rebecca comes to the position with a background in counselling psychology (M.Ed., UWO, 2009), and a particular clinical interest in complex bereavement and trauma. Rebecca teaches in the undergraduate Thanatology program at King’s University College. Rebecca has also worked with several community agencies including CMHA Middlesex, Women’s Rural Resource Centre and Women’s Community House. Rebecca has been with Daya Counselling in various capacities since June 2007, and most recently as the Interim Manager since January 2016.
The Board would like to acknowledge Rebecca’s strong leadership during this transition period. The Board has every confidence in Rebecca’s ability to lead the organization into the future, guided by our new strategic plan and upholding Daya’s commitment to service excellence. The Board looks forward to working with Rebecca in this new role.
Please join us in welcoming Rebecca as our new Executive Director!
Tammie Ross Chairperson, Board of Directors
Our Strategic Plan
Daya Counselling Centre’s Board, staff, and counsellors have been honoured to provide counselling and support to individuals, couples, and families in our community for the past 30 years. Now, in partnership with Platinum Leadership and many of our community partners, we have taken time to review this journey and to identify our next steps. We hope you will enjoy this short video outlining our Strategic Plan for the years ahead.
All lives have valid and real challenges that can sometimes hold us back from achieving our full potential.
No matter what the issue, counselling can help. Through talk therapy with a professional counsellor in a safe and welcoming environment, we can all improve our emotional health and our ability to deal with stress and challenge in our lives.