• Spotlight: Chris Schiafone, CPA Campus Rep at the University of Guelph-Humber.

    • Chris Schiafone examining corpus callosum from underside of a brain model.

      You might recognize Chris Schiafone from convention presentations and online workshops he has done for the CPA on accessibility for the visually impaired. Chris is the CPA Student Campus Rep at the University of Guelph-Humber, and is currently joining us all in mourning the loss of Eddie Van Halen.

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  • CPA’s 2021 National Annual Convention

    • The CPA has continued to monitor the ongoing issues related to the COVID-19 situation in Canada and abroad, inclusive of federal and provincial government decisions taken in the service of community safety.  Experts and all levels of government continue to warn or advise about the greater transmission risks posed by large gatherings of people.

      While we do not know for how long COVID-19 will remain a public health emergency in Canada, we do know that at this time, restrictions continue to exist regarding in-person gatherings of more than 50 attendees, where proper physical distancing measures would be difficult to implement and maintain.  Accordingly, the CPA has taken the decision to cancel our in-person 82nd CPA Annual National Convention in Ottawa, ON, scheduled for June 4-6, 2021, inclusive of all pre-convention workshops that would occur on June 3rd and pivot, once again, to a virtual event over the month of June.

      Click here for the full notice

  • CPA/CSBBCS Virtual Career Fair

    • The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), in collaboration with the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Career Fair on November 12th, 2020.  This Fair will mark the first in a series of Career Fairs the CPA will host in 2020 and 2021.

      When: Thursday November 12th, 2020 from 12pm – 4pm EST
      Where: Virtual
      Limited spaces available.
      Cost: $10.00

      Click here for more information

  • Updated “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet: Racism

    • The CPA has updated the “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet: Racism – PDF | HTML 10/13/2020

      You can find all of our “Psychology Works” Fact Sheets here

  • World Mental Health Day

    • In concert with mental health professionals around the world, the Canadian Psychological Association is advocating for parity for mental health funding on World Mental Health Day.

  • CPA’s 2020 Student Research Grants: Rules and Eligibility Criteria

    • The CPA is now accepting applications for its annual student research grants competition.  Deadline for applications is Friday November 27th at 4pm EST.  Please click here for more information on the call, eligibility criteria, general rules and the link to the application form.  Please direct any questions about this competition to

  • The CPA’s response to the federal government’s speech from the throne

    • The CPA applauds the government for recognizing the need to invest in the mental health of the people of Canada in today’s Speech from The Throne. The pandemic, and in particular the necessary way in which we must manage the pandemic, is taking a big toll on our mental health and resilience. The wealth of any country depends in large measure on the mental health and well-being of the people and citizens it serves. While commitment to publicly-funded health care is a core value of this country, Canada has not funded mental health care in parity with physical health care. That must change. Canada needs a health care system that delivers the care people need, where, when and from whom they need it – and includes the evidence-based services of licensed health providers like psychologists, who are trained and licensed to deliver that care. The CPA looks forward to working with the federal government to protect and advance our collective mental health.

  • Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2021 Budget by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

  • Psynopsis Vol.42, Issue 3 now available online

  • Psychology works for COVID-19. Psychologists giving back to front line service providers.

    • COVID-19 Front Line Workers

      COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the mental health of Canadians, none more so than those who are working on the front lines of health care. Canadians with COVID-19 depend on the expertise of health care providers. The health and well-being of those providers are critical to them being able to deliver this expertise. Hundreds of registered psychologists have signed on to an initiative of the CPA to provide psychological services, via tele-health, to health care providers working at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read more about this initiative and to find a psychologist in your area who has volunteered to provide psychological services at no charge.

      If you are a psychologist registered to practice in Canada and would like to donate some of your time to provide psychological services to front line health care providers who may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed or distressed by being on the front lines of this COVID-related health crisis, please click here to register:

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