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

Study on Child Eating Habits and Physical Symptoms (Eating behaviours, physical symptoms, and quality of life)

Description: This study will help us understand more about eating behaviours and physical symptoms that children experience, and how this impacts children and their families. We are interested in comparing the experience of children who are generally healthy, with those who have a diagnosis of avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, or a diagnosis of a somatic symptom or related disorder. We are currently focusing on recruitment of children/families who are generally healthy. What's Involved: You will be asked to complete 5 questionnaires online. For parents of youth aged 8+ : both you and your child will be asked for permission to participate. You and your child will decide who (parent only, youth only, or both) will fill out questionnaires. For parents of children aged 4-7: only the parent will complete questionnaires.

Specifics: Study Population:
You are invited if you have a child between the ages of 4-18 years who: -is generally healthy
-does not have a diagnosis of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder or somatic symptom or related disorder.

Participant Obligation:
Participation in the study is voluntary, anonymous and will take approx. 30 mins to complete a survey online.

To participate in this study please access the following website:
Please select group C

Location: Online - Montreal

Project lead: Jennifer Coelho

Study Dates: November 14, 2022 to February 15, 2023

Study Website:

Adult ADHD: A Survey of Current Practices in Psychology

Description: This study will be exploring the provision of psychological care for adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) across Canada. It will aim at understanding psychologists' beliefs and knowledge about adult ADHD and practices in the assessment and treatment of these individuals. It will also explore the potential for future training in this area.

Specifics: Study Population
Registered psychologists in Canada. Individuals must meet the following criteria to participate: They are a registered psychologist in Canada; They are currently practicing and living in Canada;They are fluent in English (reading and writing)

Participant Obligation
Participants will be asked to complete a 15–30-minute survey about their current practices in assessing and treating adult ADHD, as well as their interest in future training.

Location: Online – Vancouver

Project lead: Alessia Lista, Supervisor: Dr. Manal Guirguis-Younger

Study Dates: November 9, 2022 to April 9, 2023

Study Website:

Development of Gendered Strengths Assessment Tools for Emerging-Adult (EA) Offenders: Perspectives from Forensic Professionals

Description: This study strives to answer the following research questions: What strengths do forensic professionals believe have predictive utility (i.e., ability to mitigate risk of negative outcomes like recidivism, or conversely, predict desistance or other positive outcomes in correctional and/or psychiatric offenders) in young men and women offenders? This study will consist of a survey of forensic professionals (both Canadian and internationally-based) to solicit their feedback on their perceived predictive utility of a series of strengths-based items pulled from the literature. Professionals recruited will consist of both researchers (public or private sectors, academics, etc.) and practitioners (e.g., clinicians, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses). In the context of the survey, participants will also be asked to identify additional strength of potential interest and suggest, as applicable, improved operationalizations of strengths proposed in my survey. This primary data collection effort will benefit this series of studies by allowing insight that cannot necessarily be gained from strictly quantitative studies in this area, which is notoriously fraught with definitional and methodological inconsistencies.

Specifics: Study Population:
Participants consist of forensic professionals who either assess or study assessment of offenders (correctional and/or psychiatric). These may be Canadian or international, and who may or may not have some experience with assessment of strengths.

Participant Obligation:
The online survey to be completed by participants will provide a list of strengths, organized by domain (e.g., social, skills, environment); participants will be asked how much utility each strength/domain has in mitigating risk of negative outcomes.

Location: online - Ottawa

Project lead: Sebastian Baglole, Supervisor: Natalie Jones

Study Dates: October 21, 2022 to December 30, 2022

Study Website:

Attitudes Toward Different Groups

Description: In this study, we are examining attitudes toward two groups: 1) individuals who are sexually attracted to minors (i.e. under the age of 18) and 2) individuals who drink large amounts of alcohol almost daily. All participants will complete a demographics questionnaire, a questionnaire about attitudes toward individuals who are attracted to minors but have never committed a sexual offence, and a questionnaire about attitudes toward individuals with alcohol use problems. Mental healthcare providers will complete a questionnaire about their clinical experiences, a questionnaire about willingness to treat individuals who are attracted to minors and have never offended and a questionnaire about willingness to receive training to provide treatment to these individuals. Furthermore, open response questions will be asked to inquire about the reasons for mental healthcare providers’ motivation, or lack thereof, to work with individuals who are attracted to minors.

Specifics: Study Population:
Participants will include 225 registered mental healthcare providers or students on track to become registered mental healthcare providers and 75 members of the general public from Canada or the United States, N = 300.

Participant Obligation:
Participants will complete online questionnaires consisting of closed and open response questions which are anticipated to take 15 minutes.

Location: Online - Toronto

Project lead: Sofija Lavrinsek, Suprvisor: Dr. David Day

Study Dates: October 18, 2022 to January 31, 2023

Study Website:


Description: The Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a significant crisis for the educational system and its students throughout the world. Canada remained closed for a total of 51 weeks, causing significant changes in the practice of professionals working in education. School psychologists were among the many professionals who adapted their work to meet the school and students' needs during the pandemic. An examination of school psychologists' practices during Covid-19 is necessary to gain a better insight into their role in the crisis and to learn lessons that can improve the field of school psychology in the future. This study aims to understand school psychologists' experiences regarding the changes and adaptations in their practices during Covid-19. It will also evaluate school psychologists' perceptions of the challenges and benefits associated with providing services during school closures and reopenings. One final objective is to investigate what they think should be preserved, modified, or improved in the field. This study will use a qualitative approach to understand the phenomenon, generate data, and provide additional insight into the topic. Participants will include 10 to 12 school psychologists working in Canadian schools. A modified version of the semi-instructed interview developed by Reupert et al. (2022) will be conducted online via Zoom. Interviews

Specifics: Study Population
Registered or provisional psychologists with, at minimum, one Canadian provincial or territorial regulatory body, working full-time or part-time in schools in Canada, who experienced some sort of COVID-19-related restriction, and English speakers.

Participant Obligation
Complete a short online questionnaire (3-5 minutes) and take part in a one-on-one interview (40-60 minutes).

Location: Online - Calgary, Alberta

Project lead: Natasha Cabrera Pineiro Portela, Supervisor: Dr. Michele Drefs

Study Dates: October 7, 2022 to February 28, 2023

Gay-Straight Alliances On University Campuses: Impact and Implications for the LGBTQ+ Community

Description: The current study looks to investigate the presence of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) on Canadian University campuses to compare how awareness of GSAs impact mental health in LGBTQ+ university students. The impact of GSAs in similar literature has contributed to higher rates of academic achievement, better mental health, increased support from peers and teachers, reduced LGBTQ+ discrimination, and reduced suicidality in LGBTQ+ youth (Russell et al., 2011; Davis et al., 2016; Baams & Russell, 2020; Fetner & Elafros, 2015; Saewyc et al., 2014; Poteat et al., 2013). However, literature that examines the impact of GSAs in universities is sparse, and even more limited in regard to their effect in Canadian universities. Understanding how GSAs contribute to the psychological profiles of LGBTQ+ university students will provide universities with a better understanding of how to assist these individuals. The purpose of this study is to investigate and expand the current body of literature regarding the positive influence of GSAs on the LGBTQ+ community, and to determine if their influence is pervasive in LGBTQ+ university students. Further, the study also seeks to examine anti-bullying and discrimination policies implemented by universities and at the participant’s previous high schools to better understand their impact.

Specifics: Study Population
Must be 19+, enrolled in a Canadian university, identify as LGBTQ+, and live in Canada.

Participant Obligation
Participation in this research entails electronically completing several questionnaires through the platform "SurveyMonkey", which will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

Location: Online - Nanaimo, B.C.

Project lead: Danielle Shinbine, Suprvisor: Melanie O'Neill

Study Dates: April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Study Website:

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:

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:

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: