The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on travel, tourism, meeting and events industries. At present, the CPA continues to plan for its upcoming 81st annual national convention scheduled for May 28-30, 2020 in Montreal.
However, we will always treat the health and safety of CPA convention delegates as our number one priority and will respect the advice of government agencies and health authorities as concerns public safety when it comes to meetings and travel.
We are monitoring the situation closely and plan to take a decision about whether or not to proceed with the convention by the middle of April. If we make the difficult decision to cancel the convention, we will send out a communication to members and accepted delegates. In that circumstance, the CPA will refund the registration fee for all individuals who had already registered. While we will not be able to reimburse individuals for any hotel or travel cancellation fees they may incur, we will work with the hotel to mitigate these as much as possible.
If your institution has implemented a travel restriction, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org