Practice, research and education directs CPA’s mandate. CPA focuses on such issues as access to service, health human resources, surveillance and collaborative practice, and engaging in various advocacy activities and partnerships.

CPA Summit on Knowledge Mobilization

Increasingly, CPA members have been expressing concern at not knowing what funders are looking for in terms of the knowledge mobilization components of grants. In response, the CPA is hosting a 1-day Summit in Ottawa (Westin Hotel) on Thursday, November 12th to explore the issue. More…

Practice News and Events!

CPA keeps itself apprised of issues affecting the discipline and the membership, and regularly represents the membership at various conferences and events. See what issues are currently affecting the practice of psychology and find out about recent and upcoming conferences.

  • CPA made a pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Click here to view the submission.

  • Antipsychotic Medications: 32 Meta-Analytic Studies Published in 2013. Click here for details.

  • A Commissioned Report on Access to Services - An Imperative for Change: Access to Psychological Services for Canada

  • Final Report of the CPA's Evidence-Based Task Force: Evidence-Based Practice of Psychological Treatments - A Canadian Perspective. Click here to access the full report.

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    Health Human Resources

    Few studies have focused on the workplace health and well-being of health professionals who provide mental health services. Further, there is little data on the number of psychologists. CPA is involved in various activities to bring attention to the health human resources needs specific to psychologists and mental health services. More…

    Surveillance and Surveys

    Surveillance and surveys are key methods of data collection in psychology. CPA has administered many surveys in the past, including one on the geographical locations of clinical psychologists in Canada. Currently, CPA is carrying out a funded quality assurance program to collect information about psychology practitioners and the clients they see. More…

    Practice Directorate

    The Practice Directorate is made up of a Council of representatives from the provincial and territorial associations of psychology across Canada with a primary mandate of supporting and facilitating advocacy projects at the provincial and territorial levels including coordinating common advocacy initiatives and strategies. More…