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CPA and its activity rest on three pillars: research, practice and education. Science areas of focus include liaison’s and advocacy with Canada’s granting councils, the development of tools to support research networks and collaboration among the membership, as well as other activity and representation of psychology as key to the scientific fabric of Canada.

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CPA and its activity rest on three pillars: research, practice and education. Practice areas of focus include access to service, health human resources, surveillance and collaborative practice and engaging in various advocacy activities and partnerships.


Education, practice, and research directs CPA’s mandate. CPA promotes excellence and innovation in psychological education through its accreditation standards and procedures for doctoral and internship programmes in professional psychology.


Students play an active role in CPA’s infrastructure. The Section for Students in Psychology crosses all section boundaries and provides a forum in which students may learn from each other and begin to prepare for their careers in psychology.


In an effort to advance and promote psychology for the benefit of all, one of CPA’s four objectives is to improving the health and welfare of all Canadians.

CPA Convention

The CPA Head Office staff are pleased to welcome you to their home in Ottawa for the 76th Annual CPA Convention. Join us at the Westin Ottawa from June 4-6, 2015!

Join CPA

As a member of the CPA you will get all the benefits and services that the largest organization of psychologists in Canada can provide, including CPA Journals and Publications, Psynopsis, Convention, Advocacy and National Professional Liability Insurance, to name a few.


Psynopsis is Canada’s Psychology Magazine. It accepts articles on a wide range of topics of interest to scientists, educators and practitioners in psychology. It is a vehicle by which CPA, CPA members, psychologists and those outside of psychology communicate with the diverse psychology community in Canada.

Professional Development

Ongoing professional development is important for psychologists in all fields of the discipline. CPA actively supports knowledge exchange and life-long learning through our continuing education approval programme and by offering educational opportunities tailored to the needs of psychologists across the country.

The latest news of relevance to and or from the Canadian Psychological Association:

  • NEW August 4, 2017 CPA’s 2018 Pre-Budget Submission: Click here to read the submission.
  • NEW Psychology Works Fact Sheet on Concussions .
  • NEW PSYence Update (Vol. 4, Issue 2) August 2017. Update on CPA’s Science Activities. Click here for the PDF .
  • BMS has drafted a review of Ontario’s Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, 2016 and its proposed amendments relative to Ontario psychologists. Click here to read .
  • The Spring 2017 issue of Psynopsis on Advocacy is now available online. Find all our issues of Psynopsis here .
  • Finished at the CPA Convention? Please take a few minutes to fill out a post-convention survey .
  • The Canadian Psychological Association is pleased to announce the release of the Fourth Edition of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists. You can find more information about the newest revision of the Code and download an electronic version here: Code of Ethics (Fourth Edition) (English).

The latest news of relevance to the science, practice, and education of psychology:

  • NEW Ken Pope – Resources for telepsychology and internet-based therapy.
  • March 23, 2017 – CPA Press Release Canada’s psychologists encouraged by the federal budget 2017 focus on mental health. Read the release .
  • CPA Press Release – Canada’s Psychologists Call for Better Access to Mental Health Services – Any New Health Accord Must Make Mental Health a Priority. Read the release. .
  • BMS, CPA’s professional liability insurance broker, worked with us in producing a new information sheet on employer versus individual professional liablity insurance coverage. Click here to access the information .

    In 2015, the CPA launched the first ever discipline-led, nation-wide survey of all Canadians holding a terminal master’s or doctoral degree in psychology. Click here to read the final report summarizing the results obtained from 4,441 respondents. More

    CPA is committed to bringing attention to access to mental health services and the health care professionals who provide them.

  • NEW CPA position paper entitled Psychologists Practicing to Scope: The Role of Psychologists in Canada’s Public Institutions . Click here to access the paper .
  • CPA report on the effectiveness of psychological treatments. Click here to read The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments .
  • CPA-Commissioned Report on Access to Psychological Services: An Imperative for Change: Access to Psychological Services for Canada. The Mental Health Commission of Canada applauds the work of the Canadian Psychological Association. Click here to read the letter of support .


    BMS is the official Liability Insurance Provider for members of the CPA.

    Professional Liability Insurance for Canadian Psychological Association members. More

    Culturally Competent Care for Diverse Groups

    View a compilation of various resources specific to the delivery of culturally-sensitive psychological services. More

    Now in CPA’s Journals

    Click “more” to see the most recent release of Canadian Psychology, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, and Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology and to keep up-to-date on news relevant to each journal. More

    CPA Membership / Affiliation

    Join or renew your membership with the largest national association of psychologists in Canada. More

    Career Ads

    Current listing of careers available across Canada and abroad. More


    Events of importance to all aspects of psychology. More

    Psychology Fact Sheets

    Designed to give you psychology and mental-health related information that you can trust. More

    ICAP 2018

    CPA is pleased to be the host of the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology in Montreal in 2018. More

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