The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, with over 133,000 members, including scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students.
The Canadian Mental Health Association was founded on April 22, 1918, by Dr. Clarence M. Hincks and Clifford W. Beers. Originally named the Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene, it is one of the largest and oldest voluntary health organizations operating in Canada.
The CPA was organized in 1939 and incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act, Part II, in May 1950. The CPA received its Certificate of Continuance under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) in August 2013.
The College’s role is to regulate the profession of psychology in the public interest in accordance with the Health Professions Act by setting the standard for competent and ethical practice, promoting excellence, and taking action when standards are not met.