CPA CEO, Dr. Karen Cohen and CMHA Interim National CEO, Fardous Hossein, Pen Op-Ed Piece

A recent Abacus survey found that 94% of Canadians believe our healthcare plans should cover mental health – they don’t – and it’s time to do something about that. Read WHY here, in the op-ed piece published by iPolitics.

https://ipolitics.ca/2019/10/10/election-2019-lets-really-talk-about-mental-health/

The CPA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Student Research Grants Competition

The CPA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Student Research Grants Competition. Deadline for applications is Oct. 25, 2019.

Click here for more information on the eligibility requirements, funding rules, and application process (PDF) and the Application Form (Word Doc).

Click here for the Full Rules and Requirements.

2019 Federal Election

The next federal election is around the corner. CPA has created a microsite, https://cpa.ca/psychologyvotes/, with election-related information, tools and links which include:

  • Links to information about the registered parties, their election platforms, how to find your riding, and how to check if you are registered to vote.
  • Tips and explanations about the role of campaign volunteers and about how interested members and affiliates can get involved in the political process.
  • How you can connect with your local riding Member of Parliament (MP) and candidates, with an option to send them a letter to express your concerns about the need for government to address and discuss issues relevant to psychological health and science.
  • Information about the advocacy positions CPA has taken in its recent 2020 pre-election federal budget consultation, and about what you might consider discussing with the candidates in your riding.
  • A link to a popular website among those with a passion for politics that tracks regional trends, poll numbers, seat projections, and available riding by riding analyses.

The CPA is using the microsite to launch a new Very Involved Psychologist (VIP) and Very Involved Psychology Researcher (VIPR) post-election advocacy initiative. The VIP/VIPR program will be a longer-term strategic initiative with the aim to enlist interested and engaged CPA members with a passion for policy and politics, to act as advocates on health and science issues with their local MPs.

Note, CPA as an organization is non-partisan and does not endorse any particular political parties or candidates. Through our initiatives, the CPA’s goal is to assist its members and affiliates who have an interest in being informed and engaged in the political process.

Priority Innovation Health Challenge

Are you, or anyone you know, looking to improve access to community mental health and addiction services or home and community care services?
Would a share of $400,000 help achieve your goal?

If so, then apply for the Priority Innovation Health Challenge.

One of two new innovation challenges launched by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and supported by a coalition of leading healthcare organizations (including the CPA), the challenge recognizes measurable impacts and rewards success for ideas that focus on delivering more improvement for more people – and making them last.

Essentially you may be able to take work you are already doing further or amplify your efforts to create solutions that deliver lasting results.

Registration is easy and participation is flexible – YOU choose your award challenge.

Enrollment is on an on-going basis until October 2020.

Join a community of innovators and help make (even more) change happen!