CPA and its activity rest on three pillars: research, practice and education. Science areas of focus include liaison’s and advocacy with Canada’s granting councils, the development of tools to support research networks and collaboration among the membership, as well as other activity and representation of psychology as key to the scientific fabric of Canada.
CPA and its activity rest on three pillars: research, practice and education. Practice areas of focus include access to service, health human resources, surveillance and collaborative practice and engaging in various advocacy activities and partnerships.
Education, practice, and research directs CPA’s mandate. CPA promotes excellence and innovation in psychological education through its accreditation standards and procedures for doctoral and internship programmes in professional psychology.
Students play an active role in CPA's infrastructure. The Section for Students in Psychology crosses all section boundaries and provides a forum in which students may learn from each other and begin to prepare for their careers in psychology.
As a member of the CPA you will get all the benefits and services that the largest organization of psychologists in Canada can provide, including CPA Journals and Publications, Psynopsis, Convention, Advocacy and National Professional Liability Insurance, to name a few.
Psynopsis is Canada's Psychology Magazine. It accepts articles on a wide range of topics of interest to scientists, educators and practitioners in psychology. It is a vehicle by which CPA, CPA members, psychologists and those outside of psychology communicate with the diverse psychology community in Canada.
Ongoing professional development is important for psychologists in all fields of the discipline. CPA actively supports knowledge exchange and life-long learning through our continuing education approval programme and by offering educational opportunities tailored to the needs of psychologists across the country.
Stay informed of the latest news of relevance to the Canadian Psychological Association. Current news includes:
NEWGST/HST news - CPA has been working diligently with Canada Revenue (CRA) and the Department of Finance to get clarification on the tax exempt status of psychological services. Click here for more information.
NEW The Canadian Psychological Association has prepared a “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet entitled “What Every Canadian Needs to Know about Suicide”. Click here to access the document. For more “Psychology Works” Fact Sheets, visit www.cpa.ca/psychologyfactsheets.
NEW The summer 2014 issue of Psynopsis Magazine is now available online. This issue focuses on Diversity in the Science and Practice of Psychology. Click here to read the issue.
The Honourable Bob Rae, Canadian Psychological Association Honorary President (2014) presenting the Honorary Presidential Address entitled, "Why Mental Health is the Issue of our Time." Click here to view the video.
As a member or affiliate of the CPA, you will get all the benefits and services that the largest organization of psychologists in Canada can provide, including CPA Journals and Publications, Psynopsis, Convention, Advocacy and National Professional Liability Insurance, to name a few. More…
As part of its objectives to promote the science, practice and education of psychology, CPA is involved in a number of advocacy and government relations activities on behalf of psychology as a discipline and its members. More…