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.

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 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.

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

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

  • NEW Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science (CJBS) seeks Associate Editor. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2015. Click here for more information.

  • NEW Science Policy Fellowship opportunity in mental health at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Deadline for applications is December 12, 2014. Click here for more information.

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

  • CPA Fellow and Laurier Psychology Professor Anne Wilson has been named one of the inaugural members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Click here for details.

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

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

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

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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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