Welcome to the Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology

About Us

Our objectives

Formed in 1999, we represent and promote psychology as a scientific discipline inside and outside university settings.  


We serve an advocacy and informational role with regional and national agencies that provide research and scholarship funds, and we provide leadership and perspective in the areas of undergraduate and graduate education, program accreditation, and research that takes place within departments of psychology. 


What we do

We have an active listserv, website and database to ensure that our members are informed and connected.   We have over 60 members from across the country, from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland.

Our partners

WE work closely with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) as well as the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS).  We are also active members of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and the Canadian Consortium on Research.  


Working together, we and our partners lobby national agencies to advocate for continued support for research and teaching in psychology.  Many of our members are also active in the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology. 

Contact Us

Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology

Dr. Valerie Thompson, Executive Director

valerie.thompson@usask.ca