CPA - Host Organization

About CPA

The CPA is Canada’s national professional association and learned society with 7,000 members and student affiliates. Founded in 1939, the CPA has a wide field of activity which includes the publication of three peer-reviewed journals, accreditation of doctoral training in professional psychology, an annual convention, 33 Sections addressing different areas of psychology, and an active advocacy program on behalf of the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada.

The CPA was organized in 1939 and incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act, Part II, in May 1950. Its objectives are to:

  1. Improve the health and welfare of all Canadians;
  2. Promote excellence and innovation in psychological research, education, and practice;
  3. Promote the advancement, development, dissemination, and application of psychological knowledge; and
  4. Provide high-quality services to members.

The CPA is very pleased to be the host of the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Congress will also serve as the venue for the CPA’s 79th Annual General Meeting and Convention; CPA members will be encouraged and welcome to submit as usual according to their section and program area of interest.

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