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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. 

Congratulations to Angel Leung and Cahleigh Kalbfleisch, recipients of the Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor Grant 2023. Your submission entitled Raising Kinder, Happier Kids: Nurturing Moral Pride and Prosocial Behavior Through Parent-Child Conversations will be awarded to support your study that will investigate how parents nurture children’s experiences of moral pride within conversations, and how moral pride influences prosocial action and child wellbeing.

Dr. Bea Wicket Award: Opportunity for Psychologists (Elementary, Secondary, Post Secondary), Agency or Post Secondary Institution. One award available and up to $9,000 can be awarded

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: up to $9,000 to be awarded and program evaluations are applicable. Read more here.


Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada received a donation 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.