On behalf of the Board of the Canadian Psychological Association Foundation, it is a pleasure to extend our congratulations to the following recipients.

Congratulations to the recipients of the CPAF 2014 Innovative Access to Psychological Services Awards

On behalf of the Board of the Canadian Psychological Association Foundation, it is a pleasure to extend our congratulations to the following recipients of the 2014 Innovative Access to Psychological Services Awards:

  • The Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;
  • The Building Resilience in Communities and Kids Program (B.R.I.C.K.

CPAF Student Research Grants: Winners of 2nd Disbursement (2012-2013)

The Canadian Psychological Association Foundation wishes to support student research in all areas of psychology and is pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd disbursement of CPAF Student Research Grants. Winners receive a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 and a certificate. The CPA Foundation congratulates all the winners and wishes them well with their research and psychology careers. Winners were:

    Matilda Nowakowski
    Program Status: Ph.D. Student, Clinical
    University: Ryerson (Toronto, ON)
    Project Title: Effects of interpretation training and cognitive restructuring on subjective, behavioural, and physiological measures of anxiety during a self-presentation task in an analogue social anxiety sample

    Elana Ivanova
    Program Status: Ph.D. Student, Clinical
    University: McGill (Montreal, QC)
    Project Title: Using acceptance-based techniques to improve affective responses to exercise and increase exercise duration among physically inactive women

    Rick Coupland
    Program Status: Ph.D. Student, Clinical
    University: University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK)
    Project Title: Dynamic risk, protective factors, and treatment in violent offenders

    Linette Savage
    Program Status: M.Sc. Student, Clinical
    University: University of Calgary (Calgary, AB)
    Project Title: Near and far transfer of working memory training related gains in healthy adults

    Stephanie Montgomery-Graham
    Program Status: BA (Honours) Student
    University: King`s College University at Western University (London, ON)
    Project Title: Narcissism and social media

CPAF Student Research Grants: Winners of 1st Disbursement (2012-2013)

The Canadian Psychological Association Foundation wishes to support student research in all areas of psychology and is pleased to announce the winners of the 1st disbursement of CPAF Student Research Grants. Winners receive a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 and a certificate. The CPA Foundation congratulates all the winners and wishes them well with their research and psychology careers. Winners were:

    Karina Gagnier
    University: York University (Toronto, ON)

    Bethany Gee
    University: Ryerson (Toronto, ON)

    Samanth Horswill
    University: University of Regina (Regina, SK)

    Natasha Korva
    University: Carleton (Ottawa, ON)

    Ashley Morgan
    University: York University (Toronto, ON) 

2009 Innovative Access to Psychological Services Awards

  • Child Care Resources in the Sudbury/Manitoulin District of Northern Ontario and its Autism Diagnostic Team for its programme and its plans to build professional expertise in diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) the sum of $9,500.
  • University of Calgary Applied Psychological and Educational Services (U-CAPES) for its programme and its plans to enhance assessment, diagnostic, and consultation services to children and youth in Calgary and surrounding rural areas the sum of $8,000.
  • University of Regina Centre on Aging and Health (CAH) for its programme on Self-management of Pain in Older Adults with Chronic Pain to train graduate students in Clinical Psychology the sum of $7,500.

Kenneth D. Craig, PhD
CPAF President

2007-2008 Student Awards

The Canadian Psychological Association Foundation (CPAF) is very pleased to announce the winners of the CPAF Student Awards for 2007-2008. The CPAF was delighted to have received 50 applications for the award. Decision-making was challenging indeed because there were clearly so many more meritorious projects that we could fund. Five applicants were funded, each for an award of $2,000. The work of the successful applicants stood out among a cohort of very talented and accomplished peers. The CPAF extends its congratulations to the following successful applicants and wishes all applicants success in their research endeavours. The quality of the applications received clearly show that the research future of psychology is in very capable hands.

Please note that the awards were made possible following several years of fund-raising activity. For reasons relating to funding, as well as to the breadth of CPA's mandate, we likely will not be able to offer student awards annually.

Ms. Becky Choma and Ms. Leanne Gosse, co-applicants, Brock University, "I remember it differently: The role of threat to belief in a just world in eyewitness recall performance".

Ms. Kim Daniel, McGill University, "Educators and parents' perceptions of integrating students with different developmental disabilities into regular classrooms: Assessing Quebec's readiness for full inclusion".

Ms. Erin Moon, Dalhousie University, "The socialization of child pain responding: The impact of gender variation on parent behaviour during child pain".

Ms. Erin Moss, University of Calgary, "Adding motivational interviewing to a behavioural weight loss treatment for obesity: A randomized controlled trial".

Ms. Melissa St. Pierre, University of Windsor, "Abuse in same-sex relationships: An exploration of potential barriers to help-seeking in rural and urban Canada".