Canadian Positive Psychology Association

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Membership in the Canadian Positive Psychology Association is an excellent way to learn about how the science of psychological well-being can improve the lives of individuals, communities, and organizations in Canada.


Our membership includes researchers, clinicians, educators, students, business owners, coaches, consultants, medical experts – in short, anyone committed to the science and practice of positive psychology.  We also welcome anyone from the general public interested in learning more about psychological well-being to join.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Free registration to our Speaker Series Webinars featuring the research and practical application of positive psychology
  • Discounted registration to all CPPA conferences, events and workshops
  • Exclusive access to our online Positive Psychology Database of Professors and Courses
  • Exclusive access to our online detailed reading lists
  • Exclusive access to our extensive online collection of other information sources on Positive Psychology
  • Exclusive online access to Past Events, including past episodes of the Speaker Series, and speaker presentations from CPPA Conferences
  • Proud Member of CPPA logo use on website and email communications
  • Exclusive access to other parts of our members-only section, including Recent Publications and Opportunities Around the World
  • The opportunity to influence the direction of CPPA and the field of positive psychology through participation in member-only events for the association
  • 50% membership discount with the Greater Good Science Center, University of California Berkeley
  • Save 15% off of next year’s membership fees when a friend joins CPPA through our invite-a-friend program
  • Save 10% off your first year’s membership when joining as a group of 5+
  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) is a registered nonprofit organization that was federally incorporated in 2012. We are not a regulatory body and we do not certify, monitor or endorse any member services. Membership in the CPPA does not give practitioners authority to practice psychology in Canada. To practice psychology in Canada, like other health care professionals, psychologists must be licensed. Licensure to practice is granted by regulatory bodies in each Canadian jurisdiction. A summary of what is legally required to practice in Canada can be found here:

Thus, only registered psychologists are legally allowed to use the words 'psychology', ‘psychologist’ or 'psychological' in their official title. The use of the word psychology is a restricted title in the province of Ontario for example (see: ) please refer to the psychology act in your province for proper and legal use of terms in your official title and description of service. 

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. 

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