decembre 2014

Un message des trois organismes de recherche fédéraux : le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH), le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG), et les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC), ou « les Organismes »

Les présidents des organismes sont heureux d’annoncer la publication de l’EPTC 2 (2014) – version révisée de la 2e édition de l’Énoncé de politique des trois Conseils : Éthique de la recherche avec des êtres humains (ETPC 2). L’EPTC 2 (2014) remplace l’EPTC 2 (2010) en tant que politique officielle des Organismes en matière d’éthique de la recherche avec des êtres humains.

Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvement

This award will honour a hospital, health authority, community based mental health and addictions program/service, or a leader in the field that demonstrates evidence-informed and sustained quality improvements (QI) in the area of mental health and addictions. Learn more at:



novembre 2014

International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) call for 2016 award nominations

The IUPsyS has great pleasure in announcing the call for the 2016 awards nominations. The awards are as follows:

  • Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize
  • Young Investigator Awards
  • Achievement Against the Odds Award
  • Lifetime Career Award

Further information and nomination forms can be accessed at:

Nominations should be received by March 31, 2015.

CPA Members may contact Dr. Jennifer Veitch for more information, by emailing

Psychological Methods of Relieving Pain

Psychological Interventions for Pain: 44 Studies Published in 2013 & 2014. Click here to access these resources



octobre 2014

IMPACT, from Brain Injury Canada

Brain Injury Canada releases its October 2014 e-newsletter, IMPACT. Click here to read the newsletter.

Bullying Awareness Week 2014 (November 16-22)

The vision behind Bullying Awareness Week:

  • Bullying Awareness Week is about working at preventing bullying through education and awareness
  • Bullying Awareness Week is NOT about what others could or should be doing, but rather what WE can do!
  • Bullying is a community issue. Schools are a critically important part of the solution, but bullying should not be defined solely as a "school problem".
  • Addressing bullying is best done with a holistic, community approach because bullying is a community health and wellness issue.
  • Everyone can play a role in addressing bullying in their community.
  • Bullying also needs to be understood as a health issue. The impact of bullying on personal health and wellness can last a lifetime. This also financial implications for our society with lessened productivity, lost man-hours due to illness or personal days off work.
  • Bullying is a serious issue, at it's worst, bullying can kill.

For more information, please visit

For resources on bullying, please visit PrevNet (Promoting Relationships & Eliminating Violence Network), at

New resources for veterans, troops, their families, and those providing clinical and forensic services to them

Below you will find a link to a webpage of resources for veterans, people currently in the military, their families & friends, and those who are providing clinical, forensic, or related services to them. The resources fall into 3 groups; articles, programs, & organizations. Click here to access the resources.

The National Associations Active in Criminal Justice (NAACJ) turns 39 this year!

Thirty-nine years ago today, leaders in Canadian criminal and social justice gathered in Ottawa for the first regular meeting of the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice.

Affectionately referred to as an experiment when it began, NAACJ continues to be valuable forum for members to come together, share information and discuss emerging & persistent issues, almost 40 years later.

The Canadian Psychological Association, represented by Dr. C. R. Myers, was an original participating agency in 1975. For more information on the NAACJ, visit

Canadian Inventory of Recovery-Oriented Resources

In order to facilitate better knowledge sharing and help accelerate the adoption of recovery-oriented practices, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has just launched a new tool on its website. Access more than 1,000 recovery-oriented policies, programs, practices, and research articles - visit the Canadian Recovery Inventory.Click here for details.

Workplace Mental Health Half-day Institute at the Canadian Mental Health Association Nation-Wide Conference, October 22, 2014.

For more information, please visit our Events webpage, at



septembre 2014

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH)

CAMIMH is a non-profit organization comprised of health care providers as well as organizations which represent individuals with lived experience of mental illness. The Canadian Psychological Association is a proud member of CAMIMH.

Established in 1998, CAMIMH is a volunteer run organization that provides mental health education to the public. A fundamental objective of CAMIMH is to engage Canadians in a national conversation about mental illness. By starting this conversation, CAMIMH hopes to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and provide insight into the services and support available to those living with mental illness. Click here for more information.

Light Up Purple – October 10, 2014

Amanda Todd Legacy with support from the World Federation of Mental Health invites you to: ‘Light Up Purple’ for World Mental Health Day. Click here for details.

Empathy Resources for Therapists & Counselors

50 Articles Published in 2013-2014. Click here to access the articles.

Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place October 5 – 11, 2014.

For more information, click here.

Mapping Connections: An Understanding of Neurological Conditions in Canada

The Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention is pleased to announce the release of the report Mapping Connections: An Understanding of Neurological Conditions in Canada. This report is a synthesis of information resulting from the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions (NPHSNC), which was the most comprehensive study of neurological conditions ever to be conducted in Canada.

2nd Annual National Correctional Services Healthcare Conference

November 27 – 28, 2014

Addressing the gaps, promoting multidisciplinary care and improving the continuum of care into the community.

Location: Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa, ON

International Indigenous Health Conference 2014

The International Network in Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) in partnership with Manitoba Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) are proud to host the upcoming International Indigenous Health Conference in 2014. For more information, visit



août 2014

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day September 10th, 2014. For more information, please visit Be part of the connectedness of World Suicide Prevention Day this year. On September 10th, join with others around the globe who are working towards the common goal of preventing suicide. Together, we can shine a spotlight on this major public health problem and ensure that it receives the policy attention that it warrants.



juillet 2014

Antipsychotic Medications:

39 Meta-Analytic Studies Published in 2013-14.

The TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology

The TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology honours a living internationally-recognized scholar in Psychology or a closely-related field who has made an exceptional contribution to the field anywhere in the world. The Prize will be bestowed with a frequency announced by the TANG Foundation. The final decision will be made by a panel of faculty members of the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto in consultation with the founder of the TANG Foundation, Dr. Fay Tang. Call For Nominations: The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto is now accepting applications for the inaugural TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology. The deadline for nominations is August 15, 2014. Applications are to be submitted electronically to Please see below for more details. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Further information is available at:



juin 2014

Substance Use Disorder and Suicide Prevention Resource Toolkit

The latest resource toolkit from the Centre for Suicide Prevention is now available. Download the Substance Use Disorder and Suicide Prevention Resource Toolkit by clicking here..

Call for Abstracts: Canadian Health Human Resources Network (CHHRN)

Canadian Health Human Resources Network (CHHRN) is now accepting abstract submissions for the Canadian Health Workforce Conference. Click here for details.

Nominations for the Faces of Mental Illness Campaign are now open!

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is seeking nominations from the public for the Faces of Mental Illness campaign. The campaign selects five individuals and provides avenues for them to share their experiences of living with mental illnesses, and finding recovery. These stories are shared through the dissemination of hundreds of thousands of pieces of promotional materials, in profile videos and through media and political engagement. Self-nominations are welcome!

To nominate a Face of Mental Illness, please visit for details. Submissions will be accepted until May 29th, 2014 (5:00 pm EST)

48 recent studies on assessing violence risk; citations and excerpts.

Click here to view the citations and excerpts.

Defeat Depression Campaign

On May 10th, 2014 the Defeat Depression Campaign will take place in Ottawa. Friends, family, neighbours and communities will join together to support mental health awareness, reduce stigma, and promote discussion around depression and other mood disorders. Click here for more information.

Opportunités de financement: Surveillance Accrue des Maladies Chroniques

L'Agence de la sant publique du Canada (l'Agence) invite les organismes admissibles à présenter une << lettre d'intention >> dans le cadre de l'initiative sur les modes de vie sains et la surveillance des blessures pour la prévention des maladies chroniques. L'objectif global de l'initiative est d'examiner les nouveaux outils et moyens de recueillir, d'analyser et de diffuser des données de surveillance opportunes, ce qui comprend l'exploration des possibilités de nouveaux partenariats.

Les entreprises et les organismes bénévoles sans but lucratif canadiens, les organismes à but lucratif, les groupes, les sociétés et les coalitions de fait, les gouvernements et les organismes provinciaux et territoriaux, ainsi que les administrations régionales et municipales, les organismes et les établissements appuyés par les gouvernements provinciaux et territoriaux (les autorités sanitaires régionales, les écoles, les établissements postsecondaires, etc.), les personnes jugées aptes à mener des activités liées à la santé de la population sont invité à soumettre les lettre d'intention à

L'information ci-dessous est juste un apercu de l'opportunité de financement et ne contient pas toute dans l'annonce.

Vous pouvez visiter le site web de l'Agence au pour obtenir plus d'information sur cette opportunité.

Veuillez partager cette invitation avec d'autres organisme qui seraient interessés à cette opportunité de financement.



avril 2014

Right Honourable Herb

Passes Away

The CPA was saddened to hear of the recent passing of the Right Honourable Herb

. We extend our condolences to his family and friends.

Chasing Jane: Women's pursuit of mental health care in Canada.

Imagine that you are a woman with a history of complex trauma, like so many others. You find yourself sobbing and unable to function. You have panic attacks. You are hyper-vigilant and easily startled. You are triggered more and more. You realize that you need help, although until now you have been resilient. You are a feminist and want to talk to someone who will show empathy and compassion and treat you with respect. You are searching for someone to talk to, who will listen. You don't want to be dismissed. You have spent your career critiquing medicine and over-uses of psychopharmacology. You aren't comfortable with the insanity of past psychiatric practices. You know what you don't want for your care. But what help is there? Where do you go?

Fast-forward a few years. Maybe you found a team of mental health care providers who listened and advocated. You were able to find a psychiatrist, Jane, who is a feminist psychotherapist. She gets it. She teaches you to breathe and refers you to a private clinic to learn mindfulness meditation. She is attuned to you. She encourages you to practice yoga to keep your emotions from running the show. You are resilient, you have the financial resources. You are fortunate. You wish that all women had their own equivalent of a "Jane."

But what if you weren't so fortunate? What if you didn't have that team or the resources - for most women don't - and your psychiatrist sees you for twenty minutes every six months to adjust your medication? Or maybe you had Jane and then lost her, for whatever reason. Nobody is talking to you about trauma. You have deteriorated. You are now feeling hopeless and your current doctor has panicked, phoned the police who handcuffed you and brought you to a locked psychiatric ward. A danger to yourself, they say. You are powerless, re-traumatized. You talk to the social workers on the ward and they admit that the hospital isn't therapeutic. What is the state of the art care for women with mental health issues? What do you do if you are searching for an elusive feminist caregiver, a Jane who doesn't exist?

Women who work in the mental health field are invited to submit chapters for this collaborative book (narrative essays/prose; feminist critiques of psychiatry and medicine; social science, clinical psychology and medical research studies; literature reviews; etc).

What have we done in the past two decades to uniquely address women's mental health care issues? Do the issues or approaches in psychiatry and psychology/other allied health fields differ? What is our current approach to of psychopharmacology and how are women affected? How/where do we address complex trauma and sexual abuse in our health care system? Do changes in the DSM V bear any specific significance for women? Where in psychiatry or medical training do we offer an understanding of mental illness through a feminist lens? How does our public/private divide of mental health services affect the quality of care available to the average Canadian woman?

This is a sequel, of sorts, to Women Who Care, co-edited by Dr Nili Kaplan-Myrth.

Please send submissions and enquiries to

Former Finance Minister James Flaherty has Passed Away

The CPA was saddened to hear of the recent passing of former Finance Minister James Flaherty. We extend our condolences to his family and friends.

Annonçant les commanditaires d'éducation permanente approuvés par la SCP pour 2014

Veuillez cliquer ici pour plus de détails.

Frontline Psychology - Issue 2

Psychologists in Family Health Teams present their second issue, Frontline Psychology. Click here to read the issue.

L’Alliance canadienne pour la maladie mentale et la santé mentale annonce les lauréats des Prix des Champions de la santé mentale 2014

(le 1er avril 2014). L’Alliance canadienne pour la maladie mentale et la santé mentale (ACMMSM) a dévoilé officiellement les lauréats des Prix des Champions de la santé mentale 2014. L’événement annuel des Prix des Champions rend hommage aux personnes et aux organismes dont les contributions exceptionnelles ont fait avancer la cause de la santé mentale au Canada au cours de la dernière année. Cette année, de nouvelles catégories ont été ajoutées pour reconnaître les jeunes et les initiatives prises en matière de santé mentale en milieu de travail afin d’offrir un plus grand éventail de possibilités de reconnaissance.

Chaque année, un gala est tenu à Ottawa pour rendre hommage aux lauréats. Le gala aura lieu le 5 mai 2014 au Château Laurier. Les gagnants des prix des champions de la santé mentale de 2014 sont les suivants :

Domaine communautaire, organisme :   Artbeat Studio Inc.
Domaine communautaire, individuel :   M. Brett Batten
Médias :   Mme. Mary Walsh
Parlementaires :   M. Harold Albrecht est député fédéral de Kitchener-Conestoga
Santé mentale en milieu de travail :   Mme. Barbara Campbell - le programme Men at Risk (Hommes à risque)
Jeunes :   Mesdames Samantha-Maria Figueroa, Simarjeet Gill, Jennifer Pazdor and Stephanie Zabar (étudiantes de Winnipeg au Manitoba et participantes au projet Save Our Minds / Libérer notre esprit)

Les Prix des champions de la santé mentale sont rendus possibles grâce au support de nos généreux commanditaires : Bell Cause pour la cause, Lundbeck Canada, la Commission de la santé mentale du Canada et Rx&D – Les compagnies de recherche pharmaceutique du Canada. Pour acheter vos billets, visitez le site

Lancement du concours 2014 des prix Impacts du CRSH

La présente est pour vous rappeler que le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) a maintenant lancé le concours 2014 des prix Impacts. Annoncés l’an dernier, les prix Impacts du CRSH ont été conçus afin de mettre à profit et d’appuyer la culture canadienne du savoir axé sur la recherche. Ils visent à reconnaître et à souligner les réalisations de chercheurs et d’étudiants exceptionnels en matière de recherche, de formation en recherche, de mobilisation des connaissances et d’activités de sensibilisation que le CRSH finance en tout ou en partie.

Le CRSH invite les établissements ayant le droit d'administrer les fonds qu’il accorde à présenter des candidatures dans les catégories suivantes :

  • Médaille d’or (100 000 $)
  • Prix Talent (50 000 $)
  • Prix Savoir (50 000 $)
  • Prix Connexion (50 000 $)
  • Prix Partenariat (50 000 $)

La date limite pour soumettre les candidatures est le 9 mai 2014. L’annonce des finalistes et des gagnants est prévue pour l’automne 2014.

Pour de plus amples renseignements :



mars 2014

Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk gets ready to roll in support of Canadian mental health

March 4, 2014 - Bell today announced the countdown to the start of Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk on March 14. In 10 days, Clara will set out on her epic journey around Canada in support of mental health from Maple Leaf Square in Toronto, ultimately riding 12,000 kilometres through every province and territory before concluding her ride on Canada Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Click here to read the entire press release.



fevrier 2014

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Réadaptation Psychosociale (RPS) Canada: Call for abstracts for upcoming conference and Call for proposals

Call for Abstracts: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Réadaptation Psychosociale (RPS) Canada is hosting a conference September 23-24, 2014 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. The theme for this year’s conference is Partners in Recovery: Uncovering Potential. Call for abstracts is now open (submission deadline is April 1, 2014). Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals: In addition, Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Réadaptation Psychosociale (RPS) Canada has a call out for proposals. The RFP is a Phase I request for proposals to prepare a Phase II plan/request for grant funding to develop a PSR Recovery practitioner registry as well as the education program required to meet registry competency requirements and maintain membership.

The total estimated value of this contract shall not exceed $10,000, will run from March 8, 2014 to April 30, 2014, (term negotiable) and must include all professional costs and expenses, including travel.

All proposals must be submitted by email to no later than 5PM EST on March 7, 2014. Click here for more information

Nominate a Champion for Mental Health.

The Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is accepting nominations for its annual Champions Awards. These are awards to recognize the work of individuals and communities who have advanced the cause of mental health. There are number of award categories at the individual and community levels, inclusive of research. Psychologist Dr. Marty Antony was awarded Champion in the research category in 2011. Click here to make a nomination or for more information. Deadline for nominations is February 28, 2014.

CCR Responds to Industry Canada Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation Agenda.

Industry Canada recently sought input from Canada’s scientific community on its Science, Technology and Innovation Agenda. In response, the CCR, of which the CPA’s Deputy CEO, Dr. Lisa Votta-Bleeker is the Chair, made a submission. Click here to view the submission.[CCR_STConsultation_7Feb2014]



janvier 2014

Fire at Seniors Residence in Quebec: Coping Resources.


New Alzheimer’s resources for Clinicians, Patients and Families

The resources are in 4 sets:

  1. Full citations for 121 recent (published in 2009-2014) journal articles on psychological interventions for people with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia;
  2. Full citations for 55 journal articles on the effects of exercise on Alzheimer's and other dementias;
  3. 18 helpful books; and
  4. Links to 20 websites that provide information and support.

This collection of resources is at:


On January 28, let's talk.


One of the key pillars of Bell’s Mental Health Initiative is anti-stigma. As part of Bell’s efforts to reduce the stigma of mental illness, the Bell Let’s Talk awareness campaign has already begun to engage Canadians in the dialogue around mental health.

Once again, with Olympian Clara Hughes front and centre, the fourth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign will feature a national multi-media campaign that culminates on January 28, 2014. Joining Clara as spokespeople for Bell Let’s Talk Day and to help grow the dialogue on mental health this year are composer and performer Stefie Shock, actor-comedian Michel Mpambara and award-winning journalist Seamus O’Regan.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will contribute $.05 for every text message and long distance call sent by Bell and Bell Aliant customers to mental health related initiatives. In addition to phone and text, people will be encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health through social media and access information about the Bell Let’s Talk at

Recognizing that simply talking makes a significant impact in breaking down the barriers to mental health, the campaign encourages people to “start the conversation” about mental health and engage in dialogue with friends, family and co-workers.

Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every:

  • Text message sent
  • Long-distance call made
  • Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
  • Facebook share of our Bell Let’s Talk image

Visit for campaign details.


Telepsychology & Internet-Based Therapy: Links to State Laws & Professional Guidelines; Citations for 177 Recent Articles

The most recent issue of American Psychologist includes the American Psychological Association's "Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology."

On January 4, 2014,, Ken Pope updated and expanded a web page of resources for telepsychology and internet-based therapy, which includes links to the APA's and other professional guidelines.

This collection of resources is intended to help therapists, counselors, and other clinicians to keep abreast of the rapidly evolving professional guidelines, research, treatments, legal standards, innovations, and practices in the areas of telepsychology, telehealth, and internet-based therapy.

The resources are divided into 3 sections:

  1. Links to 18 sets of professional guidelines that focus on telepsychology, online counseling, internet-based therapy, etc.
  2. Citations for 177 recent (i.e., published in 2011, 2012, or 2013) articles
  3. State Psychology Board Telepsychology Laws, Regulations, Policies, & Opinions (compiled with the assistance of Dr. Kenneth R. Drude).

Click here to view the resources.