CPA regularly liaises with members of the granting councils to ensure opportunities for and concerns about funding for psychology are given a voice. Below is an overview of recent liaisons:

  • April 2012
    • CPA organizes Town Hall Meeting at upcoming CPA Convention (June 14-16, 2012 in Halifax) with representatives from three national funding agencies.
  • March 2012
    • CIHR invites feedback on its proposed reform of open programs and peer review; CPA responds via CFHSS.
  • October 2011
    • CPA, as member of CCR, meets with SSHRC President, Chad Gaffield.
  • August 2011
    • CPA Meets with CFHSS, CIHR, SSHRC and Several University VPs of Research re: Funding of Social Determinants of Health.
  • March 2011
    • CPA sends letters to NSERC and CIHR re: the results from CPA's Survey of its Members.
  • September 2010
    • CPA consults with CIHR regarding its notification date and deferral policy for student awards.
  • July 2010
    • CPA communicates with and responds to NSERC's revisions to its eligibility criteria for students in applied programmes for funding of their NSERC-related research.
  • May 2010
    • CPA receives letter from NSERC in which it noted changing its eligibility criteria for students in applied programmes for funding of their NSERC-related research.
  • December 2009 to April 2010
    • CPA developed a position paper on the re-structuring of the granting councils and developed letter templates that could be used to write to each granting council.
  • June 2009 and August 2009
    • CPA met with senior officials in the granting councils in June 2009 and August 2009 to discuss issues related to funding for psychological research.
  • June 2009
    • At its annual convention in Montreal, CPA convened a symposium of senior officers of the three national granting Councils during which they address gaps and opportunities for psychological research.
  • April 2009
    • CPA met with senior officials from SSHRC regarding the funding of students in combined masters/doctoral level programs at the masters levels of study.