Welcome to the Practice Directorate!

About the Practice Directorate

The Practice Directorate operates under the oversight of a Council made up of representatives from the provincial and territorial associations.  CPA, through its Director of Professional Affairs, also has a seat on the Council. The Council functions as an autonomous body that is accountable to the CPA Board for matters relating to policy and finance. The Council is led by a Chair appointed from among the provincial and territorial representatives of psychology. Because the interests and activities of national and provincial/territorial advocacy overlap, the Council works closely and collaboratively with CPA’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior staff.

Our Mandate

The Practice Directorate’s mandate is to support and facilitate advocacy across provinces and territories by: 
  • coordinating and centralizing information and resources about the practice of psychology across Canada (e.g. advocacy initiatives, information about scopes of practice and licensed acts, legislation and changes to legislation affecting the practice of psychology);
  • coordinating advocacy initiatives and strategies that are common and can be commonly implemented across jurisdictions; and
  • organizing advocacy and leadership training for provincial and territorial leaders of psychology.

Practice Directorate Council

Practice Directorate Council Membership 2015

For more information about or to reach the Practice Directorate, please contact the Executive Office at (executiveoffice@cpa.ca) or by phone (613-237-2144 ext. 323; toll-free: 888-472-0657 ext. 323). 

Upcoming Leadership Conference

CPA’s Practice Directorate is hosting a Leadership Conference on January 15th and 16th in Ottawa.  This conference is directed at psychologists and students working or studying in associations, universities or hospitals who are interested in leadership and advocacy training. This interactive workshop is aimed at teaching key principles, strategies and practical tips for influencing decision-making bodies such as governments, regional health authorities, or universities. While there is no fee to attend the conference, seats are limited.  Delegates must assume all travel and accommodation costs.  For more information or to register, contact practicedirectorate@cpa.ca.

Leadership Conference description.

Leadership Conference Registration Form.

Terms of Reference

Practice Directorate Terms of Reference.