How is CPA advancing science and practice during the 2011 election campaign?

  1. As a Steering Committee member of the Canadian Consortium of Research (CCR), CPA participated in the development of a questionnaire that the CCR will send to our political parties asking them to articulate their positions on funding and support for post secondary education and research.  CPA will disseminate parties’ responses to its members and to Canadian Psychology via the CPA website.
  2. As the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), CPA participated in the development of a questionnaire that CAMIMH will send to our political parties asking them to articulate their positions on funding and support for mental health services and supports.  CPA will disseminate parties’ responses to its members, to Canadian psychology and to Canadians via the CPA website.
  3. CPA will prepare an editorial based on the responses from the questionnaires sent out by the CCR (post-secondary education and research) and CAMIMH (mental health service delivery) and, if possible, the parties’ platforms.
  4. CPA has purchased the services of Advocacy Online with which to engage and facilitate the advocacy involvement of psychological research, academic and practice communities in the political process.  With the use of these services, we will disseminate information about the campaign and provide tools and mechanisms for individual practitioners, researchers, students, faculty and Canadians to become involved in election 2011.