The CPA is proud to have partnerships with the following:

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH)

CPA’s Dr. Karen Cohen serves as vice-chair of the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). CAMIMH coordinates Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. Click on the following links to read more about CPA and CAMIMH:

Federal party responses to the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH):
Bloc Québécois
Conservative Party of Canada
Liberal Party of Canada
New Democratic Party
Green Party of Canada

The Health Action Lobby (HEAL)

HEAL is a coalition of national health, health care and consumer organizations dedicated to protecting and strengthening Canada’s health care system. Seven organizations came together to form HEAL in 1991 to respond to cuts in federal funding for health care. Since then, 22 other organizations have joined with HEAL to support the principles and objectives espoused by the coalition. Half a million Canadians are represented by these organizations.

Mental Health Table

The Mental Health Table (MHT) is comprised of 12 of Canada’s national associations representing regulated health care professionals who provide health care in Canada. Some of these are health professionals who provide specialized mental health care services and others provide health services to patient groups that include persons with mental health disorders and problems. CPA is a founding member and co-Chair of the MHT. For more information contact

Canadian Primary Health Care Research & Innovation Network (CPHCRIN)

The new Canadian Primary Health Care Research and Innovation Network (CPHCRIN) was launched at the Accelerating Primary Care Conference in Edmonton, Alberta on October 3, 2011. CPHCRIN has been formed with support from the Canadian Nurses Association, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, the Canadian Working Group for Primary Healthcare Improvement, the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

The CPHCRIN is a newly established pan-Canadian research Network that is open to researchers from all Primary Health Care (PHC) research disciplines and to experts from all stakeholder groups interested in PHC. The Network views PHC as a multidisciplinary field that involves physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, public health officials, and many others, and thus calls for a broad research agenda implemented by clinician researchers, health services researchers, epidemiologists, and social scientists.

CPHCRIN is intended to help Canada’s PHC research community to better coordinate research efforts and to develop new research capacity, in order to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of the Canadian health care system. CPHCRIN is determined that its actions will be strongly grounded in partnerships with existing Canadian health care research networks, decision-makers, industry, research funding agencies, health charities, patients and their families, and international PHC researchers. The CPA is a member of the network’s stakeholder advisory committee. For more information, send an email to:

Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century (CCPH21)

The Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century (CCPH21) is a national network of non-profit organizations, professional associations, health charities and academic researchers who share the common goal to improve and sustain the health of Canadians. For more information contact

Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet)

The Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) is a national network of Canadian researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments committed to stop bullying. The primary goal of PREVNet is to translate and exchange knowledge about bullying to enhance awareness, to provide assessment and intervention tools, and to promote policy related to the problems of bullying. The mission of PREVNet is to develop a national strategy to reduce problems of bullying and victimization throughout Canada. For more information,

Canadian Association for School Health Communities of Practice

The Canadian Association for School Health (CASH) is a national association composed of provincial/territorial coalitions whose members promote the health of children and youth through school-related health promotion (Comprehensive School Health). CPA participates in Community of Practice Teleconferences and provides input on issues related to child and youth mental health.

Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC)

The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) is a network of organizations who share a common vision for an integrated system of research, surveillance, policies, and programs for maintaining health and prevention of chronic disease in Canada. CDPAC consists of national, provincial and territorial organizations and alliances representing hundreds of groups across Canada. For more information,


CPA is a member of this group of national health care associations outside of medicine and nursing organized to advocate for the needs of this important health human resource that operates both within and outside of the public health sector. The G7 recently met to establish an advocacy agenda for the group around access to service and is working collaboratively to develop common datasets among provider groups to collect information about Canada’s health human resource.

Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR)

The Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR) was established in 1976. It consists of the 22 organizations that represent researchers in all disciplines across Canada. While the majority of these researchers are based in universities, the constituent organizations have numerous members in government laboratories and in private sector research centres. With an estimated 50,000 researchers and 400,000 students represented in these member groups, the CCR is the largest organization in Canada whose primary concerns are the funding of research in all sectors and support for post-secondary education.

  • CCR Website
  • CCR Response to 2012 Federal Budget (April 2, 2012)
  • CCR Response to 2011 Federal Budget (March 22, 2011)
  • Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (August 2013)
  • Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (October 2011)
  • Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (October 2010)
  • Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (October 2009)
  • Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (September 2006)
  • The Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR) recognizes that the Federal Government’s election platform priorities were the focus of the 2006 budget. CCR Reaction to 2006 Budget. CCR Press Release (May 3, 2006)
  • CCR – Open Letter to Parliamentarians

(March 2012): The CPA has long since been a member of the Steering Committee of the CCR. Most recently, Dr. Lisa Votta-Bleeker held this position.  With Dr. Votta-Bleeker’s maternity leave from April 1, 2011 – April 30, 2012 (inclusive), CPA’s CEO, Dr. Karen Cohen, oversaw this position. During this time, Dr. Cohen was elected Chairperson of the CCR. In this capacity, Dr. Cohen took a lead role in the CCR 2012 federal budget response. She also participated in a CCR meeting with the President of SSHRC at which time topics related to student support, research funding, and SSHRC restructuring were discussed. Current topics under discussion for the CCR are NSERC and CIHR funding for equipment.   Dr. Votta-Bleeker resumed her participation in the CCR upon return from her maternity leave.

Science Media Centre of Canada

In November 2011, the CPA became a Charter Member of the Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC). With this Charter Membership, CPA has an opportunity to let SMCC know about developments in psychological science with which to inform media and, ultimately, the public. SMCC has the capacity to issue press releases as well as press conferences. We will be working with SMCC to facilitate this knowledge transfer and translation. We will be reaching out to members in the coming weeks. One of our first steps will be developing a list of key topics and media representatives from our psychology membership.

The SMCC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that exists to raise the level of public discourse on science in Canada by helping journalists access the experts and evidence-based research they need to cover science in the news. The SMCC is supported by over 100 Charter Members and ongoing support from our patron organizations.

For more information on the Science Media Centre of Canada, visit its website at:

Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS)

Representing more than 50,000 scholars, students and practitioners, the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is a membership-based organization that is made up of 69 scholarly associations, 75 universities and colleges and 7 affiliate organizations. With its long history as a representative of Canadian academic excellence, the Federation strives to support and advance Canada’s research in the humanities and social science through its various activities.

  • CFHSS Website
  • Bulletin on the 2006 Budget from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. CFHSS Bulletin (May 3, 2006)