SWAP Section: Links

Feminist Listservs

SWAP-NET / CanFemPsyc

This is SWAP’s listserv and provides a forum for announcements and discussion related to feminist psychology in Canada. Only group members may post messages to the group.

PAR-L (Policy, Action, Research)

This is a bilingual Internet discussion space for individuals and organizations interested in women-centred policy issues in Canada.


The purpose of this list is to facilitate discussion of current topics, research, teaching strategies, and practice issues among people interested in the discipline of psychology of women. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Women and Psychology and by Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) of the American Psychological Association.


This list is intended for feminist psychologists interested in international issues and research.


This list is intended for people involved in Women’s Studies as teachers, researchers, librarians, and/or program administrators to discuss current research, teaching strategies, useful texts and films, innovative courses, funding sources, graduate programs, and other academic issues.

Other Organizations

Canadian Psychological Association

The Canadian Psychological Association’s purpose is to lead, advance and promote psychology as a science and as a profession for the benefit of humanity; to provide leadership in Canada; to promote a sense of identity among psychologists; to promote the advancement, dissemination, and practical application of psychological knowledge; to develop standards and ethical principles for education, training, science and practice in psychology.

Division 35 of the American Psychological Association

The Society for the Psychology of Women was established in 1973 as Division 35 of the American Psychological Association. The Society is devoted to providing an organizational base for all feminists, women and men of all national origins who are interested in teaching, research, or practice in the psychology of women. The Society’s purpose is to promote feminist scholarship and practice, and to advocate action toward public policies that advance equality and social justice.

Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)

The Association for Women in Psychology is a not-for-profit scientific and educational organization committed to encouraging feminist psychological research, theory and activism, with an awareness of and a responsibility to incorporate cultural diversity as well as a strong anti-racism position.

Status of Women Canada

Status of Women Canada is the federal government agency which promotes gender equality, and the full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural and political life of Canada. SWC focuses its work in three areas: improving women’s economic autonomy and well-being, eliminating systemic violence against women and children, and advancing women’s human rights.

Psychology of Women Section (POWS) of the British Psychological Society

POWS was set up as a subsection of the British Psychological Society in 1988 and aims to draw together all those working in different areas of psychology who share an interest in the psychology of women.

Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW-ICREF)

CRIAW is a research institute which provides tools to facilitate organizations taking action to advance social justice and equality for all women. CRIAW recognizes women’s diverse experiences and perspectives; creates spaces for developing women’s knowledge; bridges regional isolation; and provides communication links between/among researchers and organizations actively working to promote social justice and equality for all women.

Other Links

Psychology’s Feminist Voices

From the website: “Psychology has undergone a profound shift over the last 50 years. In 1960, women received only a small minority of doctorates in the field. Today, in many parts of the world, women receive the majority. To understand this shift and the role feminists have played in it, we need to collect the first-hand accounts of feminist psychologists who were instrumental in bringing about these changes and of the men and women who continue to enrich psychology with feminism. We also need to be aware of our history. Who were the women who came before us? How did their work lay the foundation for feminist psychology?  This site highlights important women in psychology’s past and amplifies the diverse voices of contemporary feminist psychologists.”


Psychology’s Feminist Voices’ blog meant to “serve as a platform for the varied views of those at the intersections of feminism, psychology, history, and science studies”.