As one of its three pillars, the CPA supports and promotes excellence and innovation in the education and training of psychology in Canada. It does this through:

  • supporting and promoting education and training in psychology throughout all stages of university study
  • identifying issues impacting teachers and students of psychology and advocating for solutions
  • post-degree and post-licensure continuing education needs of researchers and practitioners in psychology
  • development of accreditation standards and guidelines for training in psychology, particularly procedures for doctoral and internship programmes in professional psychology
  • pre- and post-graduate skills and competencies that will equip psychologists to carry out their roles as evidence-informed scientists, educators, and/or practitioners
  • recognition of the contributions of teachers, trainers, and students of psychology
  • liaising with the Chairs of Departments of Psychology in Canada
  • education of the public and other stakeholders on psychological topics

Should you have any questions or comments about the CPA’s Education and Professional Development activities, please contact us at

Making the Transition to Online Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Instructors

August 2020

In response to requests from psychology educators, The CPA’s Education Directorate has developed a brief guide to taking university instruction in psychology online. The guide has a brief overview of the processes involved in student learning, as well as helpful tips to increase student engagement, and provides a framework for course planning and development along with templates for course and lesson planning. It contains extensive links to other sources of practical help in making the transition from in-person to online environments. The guide is intended to be a living document, and will be updated as new links and information become available.

Making the Transition to Online Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Instructors