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. 

NEW: The Judy Hills Internship Award

An internship award for third-year undergraduate students, majoring in psychology. Judy Hills led The Psychology Foundation of Canada (now also known as Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada) for over 12 years and retired in 2018.  She started her career as a teacher and then moved to the charitable sector where her expertise in education met with her passion for community driven opportunities.  Throughout her leadership with The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC), Judy was instrumental in leveraging the benefits of psychology to better Canadians and in particular children and youth through the development and delivery of many evidence-based programs and resources that are still around today.  Programs such as Parenting for Life, Kids Have Stress Too! and Stress Lessons are a result of Judy’s work with PFC expert volunteers.  During her tenure, she also experienced first-hand the desire and dedication of many leading Psychologists throughout Canada to support and promote mental health.  It is with this in mind that Judy wants to support future Psychologists and ensure that this devotion and commitment to the promotion of mental well-being remains at the forefront. Read more here.


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.  NEW: program evaluations are applicable. Read more here.


Jean and Dick Pettifor Award

Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada received a bequest from the Estate of Dr. Jean Pettifor to establish a fund for student research.  Applications are sought to support student research projects in the area of professional ethics with respect to the practice of psychology, or general ethics within psychology. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be a student in a psychology program at a Canadian University, and an affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association or a provincial psychological association.

Funding of up to $10,000 is available annually. The excellence of the proposal will be the primary criterion in making awards. Documentation of submission to the applicant's institutional research ethics board (REB) must accompany every submission.  Applicants may submit only one application per year. 
Read more here.


Dr. Mary J. Wright Award

Congratulations Alexis Fabricius - the recipient of the Mary J. Wright Award. Alexis has been awarded with a $150 grant for Best Student Presentation at the Canadian Psychological Association's conference this past June.

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. Read more here.


Dr. Harvey Brooker Award

 Congratulations Menahal the 2021 recipient of Dr. Harvey and Grace Brooker Fund.