The Canadian Psychological Association is a national professional association whose mandate is to meet the needs of Canadian psychologists and to advocate for the science and practice of psychology in Canada.
Each province and territory also has a psychological association with similar mandates within their own jurisdictions. In addition, the provincial and territorial associations often maintain referral services and can help members of the public access psychological services.
All associations are members of CPAP (Council of Professional Associations of Psychologists).
In addition, all provincial and territorial associations are members of the Canadian Psychological Association’s Practice Directorate; a council that functions as an autonomous body that is accountable to the CPA Board for matters relating to policy and finance. Click here to learn more about the Practice Directorate.