CPA Membership & Benefits


Membership in the CPA affords you the benefits of being part of a national association, one that offers you the services, products, activities, and tools that you need to stay informed and at the forefront of your discipline.

As a member-driven organization, we are dedicated to supporting and championing our more than 7,000 members, affiliates, and associates, promoting the advancement and application of psychology, and amplifying the voice of psychologists in the communities you serve.

Whether you are a student, work in practice, research, or education; are at the very start of your career, an experienced professional or enjoying your retirement…you will benefit from all a CPA membership has to offer.

CPA Members and Affiliates, depending on your category, have access to a wide range of personal and professional benefits. Below, is a list outlining some of these benefits. The full list is provided in the Membership Grid at the bottom of the page.



As committee, task force and coalition participants, and through our partner, stakeholder and decision-making meetings, the CPA is a front-line advocate for issues that matter to psychology as a discipline and to you, our members.


Our Continuing Professional Development course bank includes more than 180 web-based offerings on relevant topic areas like – families and couples counselling, research methodologies, addiction, race, culture, and identity – that meet your on-going learning needs…with new courses being added continuously. Our licensing agreement with the American Psychological Association provides us with hundreds of cutting edge professional and personal development opportunities priced for Canadian learners, and our CPA-Approved CPD Sponsors also offer a wide range of live online and in-person educational opportunities from across Canada and the United States.


Available through our member benefit partners that include savings on hotels, travel, phone plans, and computers.


Discounts on our industry leading liability insurance program where you get comprehensive coverage for your practice, education and research related psychological activities at a competitive cost. This program includes regulatory legal expense coverage, an important offering, as the majority of claims made against registered psychology practitioners are for complaints made to the regulatory colleges.


Our over 20 grants and awards including – student conference, research and knowledge mobilization grants, and service member and humanitarian awards.


Available to you through the CPA Annual Convention – the premier psychology conference in Canada with over 900 presentations and 1,200 of the nation’s best and brightest psychology practitioners, researchers, scientist-practitioners, educators and students.


A wide variety of resources and publications including – a monthly newsletter, over 80 topical fact sheets, 14 fact sheet videos, our 3 peer-reviewed journals – (Canadian Psychology, the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology and the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science), and our quarterly magazine, Psynopsis. Your membership also includes access to a reduced subscription fee for APA PsycNET® Gold, which includes 5 research databases.


The ability to develop and strengthen your leadership skills, by running for a seat on the CPA’s Board or joining a CPA Section, Committee or Task Force. If you are a Student Affiliate, you can serve as an Executive of the Student’s Section or as a Student Representative or Mentor.

And know that your membership matters. Your support ensures that the Canadian Psychological Association remains strong and steadfast in its role as psychology’s national voice in Canada and allows us to support and promote the profession and our members.

To access the various discount codes and information, CPA Members need only log in to the Membership Benefits page in the Members Only Area.

See membership dollars in action here, on our 2022 INFOGRAPHIC.

Gain access to trend and research information, resources, professional development, learning and networking opportunities and so much more.

Stay Informed. Stay Connected. Be a CPA Member.

CPA Membership Grid

CPA Member
Includes Member, Fellows, ECY1, ECY2, Parental Leave, Retired and Honorary Member and Fellow, and CPA/APA Joint Member and Fellow
Student Affiliate Section Associate Special Affiliate and Bachelor Gap Year Affiliate International Affiliate
Includes International Affiliate and International Student Affiliate
Access to Liability Insurance
Discounted Convention Rate
Discounted Satellite Events
Discounted Pre-Conference Workshop
Discounted CPD Courses
Ability to Join More Than 1 CPA Section
CPA Communications Monthly Newsletter
Affinity Benefits
Journals (Print)
Journals (Online)
Psynopsis (Print)
Psynopsis (Online)
Eligible for Student Research Funding
Featured in Members Spotlights
Eligible for CPA Award
Eligible for Academic Certificates of Excellence
Eligible to Serve as Campus Rep
Eligible to Serve as Faculty Rep
Run for CPA Board of Directors Student Seat
Chair a CPA Committee
Be a Committee Member
Be a Task Force Chair
Be a Task Force Member
Be a Section Chair Student Section Chair
Vote in Association (at Annual AGM)
Attend AGM
Access to Discounted APA PsychNET® Gold
Access to post in CPA’s Recruit Research Participants Portal