Practice, research, and education directs the CPA’s mandate. In support of this, the CPA focuses on such issues as access to service, health human resources, culturally competent care for diverse groups, evidence-based practice, collaborative practice, surveillance; engages in various advocacy activities and partnerships; and chairs or is a member of mental health alliance focussed alliances.
For information about the CPA’s activities on behalf of practice at the federal level, please contact Dr. Karen Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, CPA, via email (email@example.com) or by phone (613-237-2144, ext. 323 or toll-free: 1-888-472-0675 ext. 323) or visit the Professional Affairs Committee page
Any CPA member, or any member of a provincial/territorial association of psychology, who purchased the Clinic/Business insurance package through BMS, in the year ending June 2020, and wishes information or advice about practice disruption coverage as the result of COVID-19, please contact Chris Blom at Miller Thomson firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find attached a letter relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada sent on behalf of Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Tina Namiesniowski, President of the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister of Health Canada. Thank you for your assistance.
Office of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
The following interim guidelines were developed by the CPA Committee on Ethics. They were approved in principle by the CPA Board in June 2006, and distributed for consultation in draft form. The interim guidelines were provided in March of 2020.
COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the mental health of Canadians, none more so than those who are working on the front lines of health care. Canadians with COVID-19 depend on the expertise of health care providers. The health and well-being of those providers are critical to them being able to deliver this expertise. Hundreds of registered psychologists have signed on to an initiative of the CPA to provide psychological services, via tele-health, to health care providers working at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read more about this initiative and to find a psychologist in your area who has volunteered to provide psychological services at no charge.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us get to this “go live” day! The Violence Evidence Guidance Action (VEGA) educational resources can now be accessed publicly. Here is how you can get access:
For new users
Visit https://vegaproject.mcmaster.ca/. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Register now” under ‘Registration for Individuals”. You will be taken to a simple form to fill out. The form will be in the same language as you see on the website. Once submitted you will be sent a welcome email with your username, password, and login instructions.
For returning users
Visit https://vegaproject.mcmaster.ca/ Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Click here to login to the VEGA Education Resources Website” under ‘Already Registered’. You will be taken directly to the login form of the VEGA Education Resources website. If you have forgotten your password or username, click on “Forgotten your username or password’ to recover your login details.
We hope that you will use these resources and encourage your colleagues to access them as well. All comments including suggestions for improvements are welcome!
CPA is glad to announce the launch of a guide intended to support health providers whose services are covered or reimbursed through private extended health insurance plans. The guide, initiated by the CPA, was the result of a collaboration among several regulated health provider associations and the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). It is intended to help healthcare providers understand the private health insurance environment so they can in turn help their patients and clients understand the services they receive through their insurance plans.