Since 2015, we have become the new home of the Canadian Psychological Association Foundation and we are responsible for administering the awards and grants program.
Dr. Harvey Brooker Award
Dr. Harvey Brooker passed away in October, 2017 leaving behind a legacy teaching, mentoring and the development of psychology as a leading profession in Canada. To honour his memory and passion to help students, Dr. Brooker’s family have established an Education Fund to support travel expenses for students at Canadian universities.
Jean and Dick Pettifor Award
Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada received a bequest from the Estate of Dr. Jean Pettifor to establish a scholarship fund for graduate student research. Applications are sought to support graduate student research projects in the area of professional ethics with respect to the practice of psychology, international ethics for psychologists, or general ethics within psychology, with special focus on diversity, such as ethnicity, gender and disability.
Dr. Bea Wickett Award
Dr. Bea Wickett would be pleased to know that her work to advance education by developing and providing programs to enhance self-esteem, address emotional needs and stresses and provide confidence-building skills can be made possible and is her gift to promoting mental health in elementary and secondary school systems.
Dr. Mary J. Wright Award
Each year the History and Philosophy Section of the Canadian Psychological Association reviews the papers presented by students at the annual CPA convention. The adjudicators attend the talks then review and evaluate them based on a set of criteria.