• CPA’s Indigenous Psychology Student Award Recipients

    • The CPA would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2023 Indigenous Student Award, which recognizes excellent Indigenous students in the field of psychology;

      – Trinity Stephens
      – Maureen Plante
      – Malcolm Disbrowe
      – Brittany Pratt

      For more information about this Award, please visit the posting on the Funding page.

  • Mind Full, a CPA Podcast: Cisnormativity in healthcare with Dr. Jesse Bossé and Dr. Françoise Susset

    • Cisnormativity in healthcare with Dr. Jesse Bossé and Dr. Françoise Susset
      Canada’s healthcare system, and most Western healthcare systems, have long been cisnormative. Meaning that they are run by cisgender people, based on science that was conducted primarily with cisgender people, with methods that have not sought to include trans, non-binary, or other gender diverse folks. We talk with Dr. Jesse Bossé and Dr. Françoise Susset about the reasons for this, and the difficulties many people face as a result.

      Podcasts and Profiles

  • Submit your work to Canadian Psychology!

    • The editorial board of Canadian Psychology invites you to submit your work to the journal. As the flagship title of the Canadian Psychological Association, the journal publishes generalist articles in areas of theory, research, practice, education, and policy that are of interest to a broad cross-section of psychologists.

      Canadian Psychology welcomes systematic reviews (including meta-analyses) and literature reviews relevant to theory or research in basic and applied areas—for example, human and non-human neurosciences, cognitive, perception, history and theoretical systems, quantitative, developmental, social, personality, clinical, counselling, educational and school, industrial/organizational, community, as well as teaching and learning. Click here to learn more.

  • Webinar: Complaints Against Psychology Practitioners:  What to Expect and How to Deal with Them

    • BMS logoDid you know? Most of claims made under the CPA/CPAP liability insurance program are to defend against College complaints. On March 21st, join CPA/CPAP’s legal and insurance partners, Gowlings WLG LLP and BMS Canada, as they review the common complaints made against psychologists and psychological associates and key risk management strategies to safeguard your practice. Ask questions and learn more about how the CPA/CPAP liability insurance program protects you with tailored coverage and specialist legal representation.

      Time: March 21, 2024 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

      For more details Click Here

  • Mind Full, a CPA Podcast: Developing Antiracist Cultural Competence with Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman

    • Developing Antiracist Cultural Competence with Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman
      Clinical and consulting psychologist Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman joins the CPA podcast Mind Full to talk about the intersection of antiracist work and cross-cultural work, which come together in his upcoming book Developing Antiracist Cultural Competence which will be published this month.

      Podcasts and Profiles

  • CPA President Reflections on Black History Month 2024

    • As this year’s Black History Month closes, CPA President Dr. Eleanor Gittens shares her reflections on Black History Month.

      Produced by Kate Eggins

  • How To Be an Ally

    • CPA President, Dr. Eleanor Gittens, discusses how to be an ally to individuals and groups experiencing marginalizations.

      Produced by Kate Eggins

  • CPA Provides Members with 2023 Public Policy Survey Summary

    • The CPA is pleased to provide members with “Every Number Tells a Story: 2023 Public Policy Survey Results.” With more than 2,300 respondents, the CPA asked members, associates and affiliates, as well as non-members for their views on a wide range of public policy issues (including access to care, MAiD, increasing the supply of psychologists, impact of COVID, psychological research, national licensure, title and scope of practice, and fitness-to-stand-trial and not criminally responsible assessments), the needs of students, and the economics of psychology. Read the survey results here.

  • Call for Nominations: 2024 International Union of Psychological Science’s (IUPsyS).

    • The elections committee issues a second call for nominations for election to the IUPsyS Executive Committee from national members holding voting rights in the 2024 Assembly to nominate further candidates by March 11, 2024, for the positions of: President-Elect, Treasurer, and Seven Regular EC Members. Further information about the nomination process, including the required forms are provided here.

      Call for nominations for the IUPsyS Archbishop Desmond Tutu Achievement Against the Odds Award. This award seeks to honour a researcher or team of researchers who succeeded in conducting research under extremely difficult circumstances, involving great personal risk or hardship, for the greater good of scientific research, the scientific community, and/or the public-at-large. Nominations should be received by March 15, 2024. Full details are provided here.

  • Psynopsis Vol.46, Issue 1 now available online

  • Gender Identity in Children and Youth

    • The Canadian Psychological Association supports all children and youth in exploring and expressing their gender identity – including through the use of names and pronouns that affirm their gender and having access to supportive families, schools, and communities dedicated to helping each child develop their most authentic self.

      The Canadian Psychological Association opposes stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination based on gender identity or expression in exercising all basic human rights.

      Policy & Position Statements

  • Briefing Paper: Artificial Intelligence and Psychology

    • Contributors: Adam Sandford, Bryce Mulligan, Eleanor Gittens, Meghan Norris, Myra Fernandes

      Artificial Intelligence and its various uses have been the subject of much speculation in the media and in universities. This Briefing Paper provides a preliminary overview of the topic and makes recommendations for action by the CPA.

      Artificial Intelligence and Psychology EN 2024.pdf

  • Canadians give governments an “F” in meeting their mental health/substance use health needs: CAMIMH Poll (January 2024)

    • The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) released its 2nd Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Health Report Card that reflects the views of the people of Canada when it comes to rating governments across four categories (access, confidence, satisfaction and effectiveness) in providing mental health and substance use health care services (see the attached news release and slide deck). The bottom line is that governments are not moving nearly fast enough nor making the necessary public investments to improve timely access mental health and substance use health services. See the news release and report card.

  • CPA Membership Renewal for 2024 is NOW OPEN!

    • Join a membership 7000 strong that supports you at every stage of your career. Whether you are a student; work in practice, research, or education; are at the very start of your career, an experienced professional, or enjoying your retirement…you will benefit from all a CPA membership has to offer.

      For more information on the many benefits of membership in the CPA – CLICK HERE.

      Join as a NEW MEMBER or RENEW your membership now!

      We look forward to supporting, promoting, and advocating for you in 2024.

  • Call for applications for 2023 Canadian Psychological Association International Bursary

    • The Board of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) maintains an international bursary program that is available to developing and emerging countries – those who are members of the Global Psychology Alliance (GPA) as well as those who are not GPA members but are in the process of developing and formalizing organized psychology in their countries.

      Click for complete information and the application link: Canadian Psychological Association International Bursary Application Form

      Click here for more funding opportunities:

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The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) respectfully acknowledges that its Head Office and staff are located on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnabeg Peoples. The CPA is committed to being an association that is accountable to Indigenous peoples through our response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s report.