Messages aux membres sur la COVID-19

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

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

This article provides practical considerations for determining and communicating the termination of a client relationship. Parting Ways – Terminating the Client Relationship_May 2020.pdf 05/27/2020

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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.

CPA Members Leading an International Study on Awareness, Attitudes, Impacts and Behaviors related to COVID-19: Please complete the Phase 2 survey!

The Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre (, along with international team of over 150 researchers from more than 40 countries around the world, are trying to assess the public perceptions, attitudes, concerns, and responses to the various measures put in place to prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19. The study, led by Dr. Kim Lavoie (UQAM, CIUSSS-NIM) and Simon Bacon (Concordia University, CIUSSS-NIM) in collaboration with several CPA members from across Canada, will link the survey to policy and case data from around the world to estimate the effectiveness and impacts of current strategies used to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19. 

Thanks to your help, we received over 35,000 responses for phase 1! (see preliminary result updates here:

To find out more information or to take the Phase 2 survey (which is available in multiple languages), please go to:

Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Section Survey: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting academic faculty in Canada?.

Tell us how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you and your research!

  • We are recruiting academic faculty to participate in a short survey about the experience and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian academics
  • Survey duration: 20 minutes
  • Participants can enter into a draw to win a $100 gift card for Skipthedishes or UberEats (odds of winning are approx. 1 in 20). 

Click here to complete the survey:

BMS Article: Considerations When Resuming Practice

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

This article includes an overview of considerations for health professionals who are able to re-open their businesses. There are also links to provincial resources and information relating to liability.
Considerations When Resuming Practice 05/07/2020

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Articles & Resources from BMS

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

Déclarations CPA-CCPPP-ACPRO concernant COVID-19

We, ACPRO, CCPPP, and the CPA Accreditation Panel recognize that this pandemic has had, and continues to have, a significant impact on the operation of professional psychology training programmes, and on their faculty, staff, and students…

CCPPP CPA ACPRO Statements COVID-19.pdf

April 2, 2020 Bulletin from CIHR

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April 2, 2020


Cancelling the Spring 2020 Project Grant competition

A message from CIHR President Dr. Michael Strong

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to you today to announce that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, CIHR has cancelled the Spring 2020 Project Grant competition.

CIHR made the decision to cancel the spring competition following consultations with Governing Council, Science Council, partners at the U-15, Universities Canada, HealthCareCAN, and the University Delegates Network, among others. While the decision to cancel the competition was a difficult one, our priority right now is to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of our staff and the research community.

  • Read the full message from Dr. Michael Strong
  • Consult the FAQs
  • More Information for the research community

    CIHR is funding three additional COVID-19 projects

    Thanks to partner contributions from Research Manitoba, Research Nova Scotia, and Alberta Innovates, CIHR is able to fund three additional COVID-19 projects for a total of 99 funded grants and an investment of $54.2M.

    We have updated the results page accordingly. The three new projects have also been added to the backgrounder related to the news release published on March 19.

    Impact of COVID-19 on scholarship and fellowship competitions

    Please note the latest updates to scholarship and fellowship competitions:

    Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
    The launch of the 2020 competition is postponed until June 1, 2020.

    Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program
    Opening of portal for students to access their results postponed from April 1 to April 15, 2020.

    Visit the relevant program webpages for the latest updates. CIHR’s COVID-19 webpage includes the latest information for the research community.
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    Impact of COVID-19 on Animal Care

    The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) now posts regular updates on their website concerning the impact of COVID-19 on animal care programs. Animal care is an essential service and safeguards must be in place to minimize any negative impacts on animal health and welfare.

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    Awareness resources from the Government of Canada

    The Government of Canada is creating factsheets and other resources to raise public awareness about steps we can all take to reduce the spread of illness and to take care of ourselves and loved ones during this difficult time. Please feel free to share these resources with your networks, including:

  • Physical distancing
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for newborns: advice for mothers (COVID-19)
  • How to care for a child with COVID-19 at home: Advice for caregivers

  • Help us share the results of your CIHR-funded research!

    Subventions Alliance du CRSNG relatives à la COVID-19

    L’organisme offre un soutien pouvant atteindre 15 millions de dollars pour stimuler les collaborations entre, d’une part, les chercheurs universitaires et, d’autre part, et les secteurs public et à but non lucratif et l’industrie afin de relever des défis techniques et de recherche liés à la pandémie. Il offre immédiatement un soutien pouvant atteindre 50 000 $ pour des projets d’un an.


    La psychologie peut aider à faire face à la COVID 19. Les psychologues redonnent aux fournisseurs de services de première ligne.

    COVID-19 Front Line Workers

    La COVID-19 a des répercussions importantes sur la santé mentale des Canadiens, surtout sur celle des personnes qui œuvrent en première ligne des soins de santé. Les Canadiens atteints de la COVID-19 dépendent de l’expertise des fournisseurs de soins de santé. Mais pour que le personnel de la santé soit en mesure de mettre son expertise au service des malades, il faut en prendre soin. Des centaines de psychologues ont accepté de participer à une initiative lancée par la SCP dans le but d’offrir des services psychologiques, via la télésanté, aux fournisseurs de soins de santé qui travaillent sur la ligne de front de la lutte contre la COVID-19. Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus sur cette initiative et pour trouver un psychologue de votre région qui s’est porté volontaire pour fournir des services psychologiques gratuitement.

    Si vous êtes un psychologue autorisé à exercer au Canada et souhaitez donner un peu de votre temps pour offrir des services psychologiques aux fournisseurs de soins de santé de première ligne, qui peuvent se sentir stressés, débordés ou bouleversés du fait de leur position sur la ligne de front de l’actuelle crise sanitaire liée à l’épidémie de coronavirus, veuillez cliquer ici pour vous inscrire :

    Foire Aux Questions

    Setting Up Your Practice for Online Therapy

    Dr. Christine Korol, Ph.D., R.Psych. YouTube videos on setting up your practice for Online Therapy

    Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

    The MHCC is here for you

    Resource hub dedicated to mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic


    CPA/CPAP: COVID-19 Telepsychology & Business Interruption Insurance

    Canadian Psychological Association / Council of Professional Associations of Psychologists co-hosted webinar on the current state of COVID-19 Telepsychology & Business Interruption Insurance. Dr. Karen Cohen of the CPA and Dr. Judi Malone of CPAP moderate this presentation by BMS and Gowling.

    Message aux membres sur COVID-19

    À mesure que l’impact de la COVID-19 se fait sentir dans le monde entier, nous reconnaissons la pression que met la crise actuelle, et en constante évolution, sur les éducateurs, les enseignants, les superviseurs et les praticiens du domaine de la psychologie de partout au Canada. Au nom de la SCP, nous exprimons notre gratitude au grand nombre d’entre vous, qui jouez un rôle de leadership dans leurs collectivités, et qui s’efforcent de répondre aux besoins de leurs collègues, leurs étudiants et leurs patients.

    Pour appuyer vos efforts et informer le public, nous avons compilé et créé diverses ressources. Nous travaillons aussi avec nos partenaires et d’autres associations pour appuyer, non seulement nos membres, mais aussi tous les membres de la population canadienne.

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