Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology


Formed in 1999, our primary objectives are to 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 which 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.  We maintain an active listserv, website, and database to ensure that our members are informed and connected.  We have over 60 members from institutions across the country, from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland. 

We work closely with the Canadian Psychological Association 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 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.

For more information about CCDP, please contact:

Dr. Valerie Thompson

Executive Director


Welcome to the CCDP