Dear colleague:
 
Heartfelt thanks to all who responded to my plea last year to make a contribution to the Canadian Psychological Association Foundation (CPAF). Fully $6,625 was donated in support of the programs of the Foundation. This amounts to just under $1.00 per member. In 2010, we were able to support the three Awards for Innovative Access to Psychological Services in Canada announced earlier this year. 
 
We can do much better than that in 2011. This is your opportunity to say thanks to Canadian psychology for the impact it has had on your life. If the approximately 6500 CPA members were each to contribute $10.00, CPAF would enjoy a dramatic increase in revenue. 
 
Please make a contribution this year. Last year, my contribution was $100. This year it will be $200.   I must note that this is a modest contribution relative to the generosity of some members who appreciate that the CPA charitable foundation can make significant differences in the lives of Canadians.
 
The CPAF was founded in 2001 with the aim of improving the lives and communities of Canadians through psychology. We know that through professional service delivery, research and education, psychology has had a major impact on the well being of Canadians and others around the globe. The Foundation has plans to support practice, research and education, lacking only the funds to implement programs. 
 
To learn more about the Foundation please visit http://www.cpa.ca/cpafoundation. Donations to the Foundation can be sent to the attention of:
 
Canadian Psychological Association Foundation
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J3
 
If you are interested in discussing how we can make the CPAF a strong charitable organization please let me know.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Kenneth D. Craig, Ph.D.
President,
Canadian Psychological Association Foundation