Canadian Positive Psychology Association

About the CPPA

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization.  We represent scholars and academics who are engaged in rigorous academic research in the field of positive psychology, and we work with practitioners to ensure a higher standard in the application of positive psychology. We welcome researchers, practitioners, teachers, clinicians, coaches, professionals, students, and members of the general public to join us as members. We are proudly supported by the International Positive Psychology Association.

Our Vision

To have a psychologically healthy Canadian society through the research and application of positive psychology across Canada.

Our Mission
The mission of the CPPA is to promote the science and practice of positive psychology and its research-based applications, and to facilitate collaboration and communication among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students in Canada and around the world, across disciplines, who are interested in positive psychology. The CPPA contributes to enhancing individual and community well-being, and quality of life by disseminating positive psychology knowledge and applications in Canada.


  • To enhance individual and collective well-being; 
  • To introduce and promote information about positive psychology research, knowledge and applications to Canada;
  • To establish a network of academic institutions, positive psychology practitioners, public organizations, private companies, non-profit organizations, health organizations and government with an interest in promoting the psychological well-being of Canadians; 
  • To produce a platform for Canadian scientists to advance the knowledge of the science of well-being and explore novel ways to apply their knowledge;
  • To provide reliable, evidence-based information about the nature of well-being and the application of positive psychology across all disciplines, through the Internet, seminars, publications, workshops and online media


Positive psychology is a topic area within the field of psychology that seeks to provide scientific answers to the question "What is the good life?" Positive psychology is not a modality for treating psychological disorders. The Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) offers learning opportunities about positive psychology through educational events such as workshops and conferences. CPPA does not offer psychological services of any kind. Anyone seeking counseling, therapy or other forms of (mental) health services is advised to consult a licensed (mental) health services professional. Membership in CPPA does not provide members with any credentials or certification to practice, does not qualify someone as a psychologist, or allow them to offer psychological services.

Please view our DISCLAIMER about the uses and application of positive psychology. 

Copyright © 2011-2017 Canadian Positive Psychology Association. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software