Research, practice and education directs CPA’s mandate. CPA participates in various advocacy activities, liaises with the granting councils, and seeks to develop various tools to foster research networks and collaboration among the membership.

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…

Research News and Events!

CPA keeps itself apprised of issues affecting the discipline and the membership, and regularly represents the membership at various events. See what issues are currently affecting psychology.

  • NEW Student Research Grants Call for Proposals November 2015. Click here for details.

  • NEW November 5, 2015 – CPA Press Release Psychologists Pleased with Reinstatement of Long-Form Census. Read the release..

  • PSYence Update (Vol. 2, Issue 2) July 2015. Update on CPA's Science Activities. Click here for the PDF.

  • Canadian Consortioum for Research Responds to the 2015 Budget. Budget 2015: Some important new investments, but missed opportunities for discovery-driven research. CCR BUDGET RESPONSE, APRIL 2015.

  • The CPA, together with the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), is pleased to announce the winner of the first Best Article Award in the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (CJEP). Congratulations to Ian Neath, Tamra J. Bireta, Lisa A. VanWormer, and Aimée Surprenant for “From Brown-Peterson to Continual Distractor via Operation Span: A SIMPLE Account of Complex Span”. Click here for details.

  • The CPA is pleased to announce the winner of the first Best Article Award in Canadian Psychology (CP). Congratulations to Gabriela Ionita and Marilyn Fitzpatrick for “Bringing Science to Clinical Practice: A Canadian Survey of Psychological Practice and Usage of Progress Monitoring Measures”. Click here for details.

  • Eligibility rules revised for Clinical Psychology students conducting NSERC-fundable research. NSERC has revised the rules for scholarship applicants who are enrolled in, or have the intention to enroll in, clinically-oriented psychology programs. As of Competition 2016, the proposed supervisor for these applicants will no longer need to hold an active NSERC Discovery Grant. To be declared eligible, applicants must continue to propose research that is deemed eligible to be funded by NSERC. Click here for more information.

  • PSYience Update (Vol. 2, Issue 1) - Update on CPA's Science Activities. Click here for the PDF.

  • CJBS appoints new Associate Editor. Click here for the message.

  • A message from the three federal research agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), or “the Agencies.” Click here for the message.

  • Survey on Bill to Reinstate the Longform Census; Bill to create a Parliamentary Science Officer. Click here for details.

  • CPA Meets with Liberal and NDP Science and Technology Critics. Click here for details.

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    Research Funding

    CPA regularly liaises with the Granting Councils regarding issues that affect psychological research.

  • NEW June 2014 - CPA meets with NSERC to discuss research funding issues.

  • NEW June 2014 - CPA meets with SSHRC to discuss research funding issues.

  • Update on Proposed Tri-Agency Harmonization of the Canadian Graduate Scholarships. Click here for more information.

  • CPA letter to Tri-Councils on new open access policy. Click here to view the letter..

  • December 2013 - CPA Hosts Second Annual CCR Breakfast Meeting with Funding Agencies. Click here to find out more!

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    Knowledge Translation

    CPA is in the process of compiling information on various knowledge translation resources. Visit this page for information on new resources developed/posted by CIHR. More…

    Advocacy for Science

    CPA is involved in a number of advocacy activities on behalf of psychology as a discipline and its members, including meetings with MPs, liaisons with the funding agencies, and having partnerships with various research-focussed associations, to name a few. More…

    Science Directorate

    In 2009, the Board approved the formation of the Science Directorate. Its function is to lobby for research funding and promote Canadian psychological research. More…

    Science Policy Roadmap

    What is science policy? What can we do to promote the science of psychology? More…

    Recruit Research Participants Portal (R2P2)

    Participant recruitment is one of the most challenging aspects of conducting research. A number of CPA are seeking participants for their research studies. Please see the list of studies below and log in to the CPA-Members Only Portal to participate.

  • Canadian survey on the experience of motherhood in modern family contexts

  • A Canadian survey of services for children and adolescents with cognitive difficulties as a result of acquired brain injury

  • Medicalizing tensions in counsellor education

  • A multitrait-multimethod approach to establishing construct validity for the competitiveness orientation measure - Study IIb

  • Live or let dies: Perceptions of Canadian psychologists on euthanasia

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