NEW CPA and the CPA Foundation announce an agreement with the Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC); an agreement to move our charitable activities forward.

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Canadian Psychological Association Foundation (CPAF) are pleased to announce that in September 2014 they signed an agreement with the Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) that it will become home to the charitable activities formerly mandated to the CPAF. The CPAF was established in 2001 upon the initiative of CPA to provide opportunities for charitable gifts that would meet public needs for psychology-related information, services and programs.

Over the past several years, the Boards of CPA and CPAF carefully considered how to best move our charitable activities forward and determined that these would be best advanced by the mature charity that is The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC). The PFC is a national registered charity founded in 1974. Founded to bring psychological knowledge and expertise to better the lives of Canadians and their communities, its charitable activities have focused on the development of prevention programs and resources for children and families as well as workplace mental health.

Under the agreement with CPA, PFC’s activities will expand to include those that had been the mandate of the CPAF; namely, awards for graduate student research alternately with awards for innovations in psychological service delivery. The agreement with PFC ensures that these activities will continue under PFC leadership with the participation of CPA and its member community. The designated and restricted funds that existed within CPAF will be transferred to the PFC and administered in accordance with their original and intended purposes – the Bea Wickett fund provides awards targeted to psychological services for children and youth within school communities, and the Mary Wright fund provides awards for scholarly activity within the history and philosophy of psychology.

The CPA and CPAF are confident that moving CPA’s charitable activity to the PFC is the best way to enable the profession and discipline of psychology to move its charitable agenda forward. CPA will be working with the PFC to encourage CPA members and their supporters to make the PFC a charity of choice, one that is committed to enhancing the well being of Canadians through the application of psychological knowledge and service. Through its agreement with CPA and with the participation and financial support of CPA’s member community, the PFC expands its charitable activity by directly funding psychological research and providing awards for the delivery of innovative service by psychologists.

With the agreement that CPA and CPAF have undertaken with the PFC, the CPAF will surrender its charter and cease its operations in October 2014 confident that its mandated activities will thrive under the leadership of PFC – a resourced and experienced charity that can serve Canadians well. CPA will be reaching out to its membership to encourage their contribution to PFC and its activities. For more information contact executiveoffice@cpa.ca. Information about the Psychology Foundation of Canada can be found at http://psychologyfoundation.org/index.php/about-us/ or by contacting info@psychologyfoundation.org.

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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.)

 

Canadian Psychological Association Foundation (CPAF) Awards for 2014.

The Canadian Psychological Association Foundation (CPAF) seeks nominations for its 2014 awards supporting the innovation and excellence of programs and services that deliver psychological services. The awards recognize the dramatic shortfall between the needs of Canadians and access to psychological services. In 2014, CPAF will disburse up to $10,000 which will support up to 2 awards. Nominations are due Feb. 15, 2014. Click here for more information www.cpa.ca/cpafoundation/cpafawards.

 

CPAF Student Research Grants: Winners of 2nd Disbursement

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

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) 

CPAF Student Research Grants (2nd disbursement): Call for Proposals (September 2012)

The Canadian Psychological Association Foundation wishes to support student research in all areas of psychology. Applications are sought to support student research projects. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be an undergraduate or graduate student affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Funding up to $1000 is available per project. For 2012, ten awards will be made. The excellence of the proposal will be the primary criterion in making awards. Documentation of submission to the applicant's institutional research ethics board (REB) must accompany every submission. Applicants may submit only one application per year.

See CPA Foundation Awards for more information.

CPAF Student Research Grants: Call for Proposals (June 2012)

The Canadian Psychological Association Foundation wishes to support student research in all areas of psychology.  Applications are sought to support student research projects. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be an undergraduate or graduate student affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Funding up to $1000 is available per project. For 2012, ten awards will be made. The excellence of the proposal will be the primary criterion in making awards. Documentation of submission to the applicant's institutional research ethics board (REB) must accompany every submission. Applicants may submit only one application per year.

See CPA Foundation Awards for more information. 

Agenda for the June 2012 CPAF AGM Meeting

Click here to view the agenda for this year's CPAF AGM meeting to be held on Friday June 15th at 8:00am (World Trade and Convention Centre, Level 3, Room 307) during the CPA's 73rd Annual Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Minutes of the June 2011 CPAF AGM Meeting

Click here to view the minutes of the June 2nd, 2011 CPAF AGM meeting held during the CPA's 72nd Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario.

The CPA Foundation wishes to thank Dr. Bea Wickett and her family for her generous donation in the form of the transfer of the Dr. Bea Wickett fund to the Foundation

The Bea Wickett Fund is a 'Specified Gift' and the Foundation will engage one of the Bea Wickett fund members of its former Board of Directors when soliciting applications for awards. The funds will provide recognition and financial support for the development and implementation of programs which enable students to function optimally within, and derive maximum benefit from, the educational milieu.