Recruit Research Participants Portal (R2P2)

Welcome to the CPA’s Recruit Research Participants Portal!

This CPA-member-only portal has been developed to allow CPA members to post requests for other CPA members to serve as participants in their research studies.

Posting requires you to provide a brief description of your project, stating who you are looking to recruit, participant obligation, and duration of data collection.
For more information, see the Submission Process to the R2P2 page.



Current Research Studies

Participant Recruitment for Online Survey – What Do Mental Healthcare Providers Think of Psychedelic-assisted Therapy?

Description: As you may know, the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy is rapidly growing, with increased research, media coverage, popular interest, and proposed legislative changes. Despite these changes, little is known about how Canadian mental healthcare providers feel about this type of therapy. We are conducting this anonymous online survey to better understand Canadian mental healthcare providers’ and students’ attitudes about psychedelic-assisted therapy and psychedelics more generally. We would appreciate it if you could complete our 15–20 minute online survey, which is being conducted on REDCap. We hope to recruit approximately 400 participants. In thanks for participating, you can enter a draw to win 1 of 8 $100 gift cards to a retailer of your choosing (1 in 50 chance to win).

Study Population:
1. Registered mental healthcare provider or student training to be a registered mental healthcare provider in Canada
2. Providing mental health services to clients (directly or via supervision)
3. 18 years of age or older
4. Able to read English

Participant Obligation:
15–20 minute online survey

Location: Online - Toronto, Ontario

Project lead: Anne Wagner

Study Dates: March 1, 2022 to March 1, 2023

Study Website:

Psychological Science and Human Rights

Description: This 11-question survey will inquire about respondents’ knowledge of human rights in psychological science. Respondents will be asked questions about human rights in psychological sciences and their area of expertise. Specifically, the questions are divided into three parts: 1) Background, 2) Knowledge (of human rights in psychological sciences), and 3) Application (of human rights in psychological sciences). Questions will include select-an-answer type questions, Likert-style questions, and some open-ended questions for text responses. The survey is expected to take most respondents around 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Study Population:
Persons who hold a Ph.D or master’s degree in psychology or related field and have actively conducted research in the last five years (i.e., data collection, data analysis, grant writing, manuscript writing to publication in peer-reviewed journals).

Participant Obligation:
Up to 20 minutes to complete the study survey.

Location: Online - Montreal and Toronto

Project lead: Dr. Ada Sinacore, Dr. Adam Sandford

Study Dates: January 17, 2022 to September 30, 2022

Study Website:

Development and Evaluation of an Educational Resource for Adults with High Needle Fear

Description: Did you know that about 1 in 10 adults will delay or refuse vaccination due to needle fear? Researchers at the University of Guelph and University of Toronto developed an evidence-based electronic educational resource (e-resource) for needle fear to provide adults with the tools to self-manage their fear (sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada Immunization Partnership Fund). Currently, there are no existing widely accessible, brief evidence-based detailed resources for adults to self-manage their needle fear. We hope that this research can help create a freely available resource. The PIs are Dr. Meghan McMurtry (University of Guelph) and Dr. Anna Taddio (University of Toronto). There are two phases to this research: 1) to develop and modify the e-resource based on stakeholder feedback; and 2) an evaluation of the e-resource. We are currently recruiting participants for Phase 1 to provide feedback on the electronic resource. Specifically, we are looking to recruit: 1) adults with a moderate to high level of needle fear, 2) mental health professionals (with expertise in anxiety/fear related to needles); and 3) clinician immunizers. All participants will receive honoraria for participating. Interested participants can view further details by visiting:

Specifics: Study Population:
1) adults with a moderate to high level of needle fear,
2) mental health professionals (with expertise in anxiety/fear related to needles); and
3) clinician immunizers. All participants must be 18 years or older, Canadian, and proficient in English.

Participant Obligation:
Participants will be asked to complete a screening measure, a brief demographic form, review the e-resource, participate in a focus group or an interview, and complete an e-survey

Location: Online - Guelph

Project lead: C. Meghan McMurtry

Study Dates: January 28, 2022 to August 31, 2022

Study Website:

Investigating Neuropsychological Consequences of COVID-19 on Adults, and Examination of Associated Risk and Resilience Factors

Description: Our research team is investigating the impacts of COVID-19 on the brain and thinking abilities, and whether there are potential risk or protective factors that may influence cognitive outcomes. In this study, we are recruiting participants who have tested positive for COVID-19 at least 3 months prior, OR who have not been diagnosed with COVID-19. We will be collecting demographic information, health information, and conducting a cognitive assessment remotely through Zoom. This research is being conducted through York University and the University of Victoria.

Specifics: Study Population:
We are recruiting adults (19+) from BC and Ontario. Participants need to fall into one of the following categories:
a) has tested positive for COVID-19 at least 3 months prior
b) has not tested positive for COVID-19

Participant Obligation:
There will be a set of online surveys (45 mins in length) and a cognitive assessment via Zoom (1 hour in length). Participants must have access to a computer OR device with a large screen in order to conduct the Zoom assessment remotely.

Location: Online - Ontario or British Columbia

Project lead: This study has 2 primary researchers:
Dr. Kristina Gicas from York University
Dr. Theone Paterson from the University of Victoria

Study Dates: January 4, 2022 to January 4, 2023

Study Website:

Mental Health Therapists’ Provision of Sexual Health Care Services with Individuals who have a Traumatic Brain Injury

Description: The purpose of the study is to understand mental health therapists’ provision of psychosexual health care with individuals who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study will examine mental health therapists’ attitudes and knowledge about, and comfort with, sexuality-related concerns in individuals with TBI. The study will also explore personal factors that may influence engagement with this population Implications of this research could include future training programs that could help increase therapists’ knowledge, and comfort levels working with individuals with TBI and their sexual concerns. I hope that the impact of this research will also raise awareness about sexual concerns experienced by individuals with TBIs.

Specifics: Study Population:
The targeted study population are practicing mental health therapists from any part of Canada.

Participant Obligation:
Participants will be asked to complete a 20 to a 30-minute survey about their experiences with sexual health care services to individuals who have experienced a TBI. They will have the option to enter a draw to win one of four $50.00 Amazon e-cards.

Location: Online- Vancouver, BC

Project lead: Veronica Li, Supervisor: Jordan Maile

Study Dates: November 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022

Study Website:

The Rewards of Caring: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Experiences of Compassion Satisfaction in Psychologists Working with Justice-Involved Youth

Description: The phenomenon of compassion satisfaction (CS) may help to explain how some helping professionals are protected from work-related harm and may even feel rewarded by their work. Simply put, CS is defined as the pleasure gained from helping others in the course of one’s work. Although evidence of the positive effects of CS is growing, there are still major gaps in the CS literature. More specifically, many studies on CS are quantitative and not representative of all areas of helping. There are currently no qualitative studies exploring CS from the perspective of psychologists who work with justice-involved youth (JIY). Given the specific challenges of working within the justice system, psychologists who work with JIY represent a unique perspective within the helping professions. Thus, the purpose of this Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis study is to build an understanding of CS from the novel perspective of psychologists who work with JIY. My specific research questions are: (a) What are psychologists’ experiences of CS when working with JIY?; and (b) What does CS mean for psychologists in this context? The results of this study may help inform a more contextualized understanding of CS as well as strategies for promoting CS across diverse areas of helping.

Specifics: Study Population
I am recruiting registered psychologists from across Canada. To be eligible to participate, they must: (a) work with youth who are accused of crime, and (b) conduct counselling of some kind with these youth.

Participant Obligation
Participants will be asked to complete a semi-structured interview (~60-90 minutes); review their transcript (~20 minutes); and a follow-up interview (~30 minutes). Interviews can occur through video software or telephone.

To participate contact

Location: Online - Edmonton, Alberta.

Project lead: Chayse Haldane. Supervisor: Jessica K. Van Vliet

Study Dates: August 30, 2021 to August 30, 2022

Love in the Time of Gluten

Description: The main goal of the present study is to extend our understanding of celiac disease’s possible effects on romantic relationships. Research questions and hypotheses include: Do those who have never been in a romantic relationship identify their disease as a barrier to finding/developing such relationships? Do those with relationship experience but who are not currently involved in a relationship identify their disease as having been a barrier to the success of their most recent relationship? We predict that perceptions of the disease’s negative relationship impact will be lower and their perceptions of its positive impact will be greater the more participants perceive their current partners to be caring, understanding, and supportive.

Specifics: Study Population
Participants must have medically-diagnosed celiac disease and eat a gluten free diet. You do not need to be in a relationship to participate.

Participant Obligation
Participants are asked to complete a fully anonymous online survey. We estimate that most participants should be able to complete the survey in 15 to 30 minutes. Participants can enter a lottery to win a $50 Indigo gift card for their time.

Location: online - Calgary.

Project lead: Susan Boon, student researcher: Emmery Poppleton

Study Dates: January 7, 2022 to January 6, 2023

Study Website: