Science and Research Partnerships

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)