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  • New CPA Position Paper: CPA Task Force on Title: Model Language Suggestions

  • CPA’s 2020 Strategic Plan

    • At the 2020 Annual General Meeting, the CPA was glad to announce the launch of its 2020 Strategic Plan.  The plan was developed in consultation with CPA members and prospective members, affiliates as well as its Board and staff. It defines the CPA’s mission, vision, guiding principles, operating principles, as well as six strategic goals which will guide the organization’s activity from 2020 through 2025.  I would like to invite you to review our new Strategic Plan and consider how you can help your association work for you.”
      Dr. Kim Corace, CPA President 2020/21


  • BMS Article: Parting Ways: The Right Way – Terminating the Client Relationship

  • PAA-CPA Letter to Alberta Minister of Education

    • CPA and the Psychologists Association of Alberta co-signed a letter that was sent to the Provincial Minister of Education outlining our mutual concerns about the Calgary Board of Education’s decision to lay-off psychologists (see letter).


  • Working with the Federal Government

    • CPA sent a letter to the House of Commons Standing Committee to offer our expertise in assisting in identifying sustainable solutions that keep Canadians mentally as well as physically healthy (see letter).

      CPA, along with other national health organizations, met with the Federal Minister of Health on May 21st to discuss the role of the federal government in the context of COVID-19.  The Minister did indicate that the government is discussing what additional investments could be made in the mental health space.


  • 32nd ICP2020 and IUPsyS Assembly Rescheduled to July 2021

    • Due to the public health risks and challenges presented by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the 32nd International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2020 and the Annual General Assembly of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), which was to be held from July 19-24, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic, has been re-scheduled to July 18-23, 2021 at the same Prague Congress Centre. 


  • BMS Article: Waivers of Liability – Considerations When Resuming Practice

    • BMS logoBMS is producing an ongoing series relating to COVID-19.

      As health professionals begin to resume practice across the country, many have been asking for direction on incorporating waivers of liability. This resource follows on from the Considerations When Resuming Practice article that was recently shared.
      This resource provides sample language for a Waiver of Liability, as well as considerations for implementation. Waivers of Liability 05/24/2020

      See all of the articles here.


  • New “Psychology Works” Fact Sheets responding to COVID-19

    • The CPA has produced a series of Fact Sheets in response to the coronavirus pandemic:

      • Grief, Bereavement and COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/12/2020

      • Research Funding Information as relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/08/2020
      • Guidance for Psychology Students as Relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/08/2020
      • Guidance for Psychology Faculty and Researchers as Relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/08/2020

      • Emotional and Psychological Challenges Faced by Frontline Health Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic – PDF | HTML NEW 04/07/2020
      • Psychological Practice and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – PDF | HTML NEW 03/18/2020

      • Student Wellness and COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 04/02/2020

      • Helping Teens Cope with the Impacts of and Restrictions Related to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 03/31/2020
      • Psychological Impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – PDF | HTML NEW 03/20/2020
      • Working from Home During COVID-19, With and Without Children – PDF | HTML NEW 03/17/2020
      • Coping With and Preventing COVID-19 – PDF | HTML Updated 04/04/2020

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


  • Psychology’s professional liability insurance program…

  • Message Regarding the CPA/CPAP BMS Liability Insurance Program

    • Dear Members,

      We hope that you are continuing to stay healthy during this challenging time.

      On or around May 1st, you will receive the 2020-2021 CPA/CPAP[1] Liability Insurance Program renewal from the program’s broker, BMS. You will see that Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) premium has increased this year. We regret that the increase comes at this challenging time of COVID-19, but please know that the increase is not related to the pandemic but to the increased cost of claims on the psychology program. There has been a steady increase in the cost of claims on the program year over year, with several years where the costs of claims paid by the Insurer have exceeded the premium they collected.

      More…


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