OAPA Speaks Out

Changes in legislation often take time to be fully implemented and to enter accepted practice. OAPA has had a number of opportunities to contribute to the public discourse relating to improved access to health services, psychological services in particular. Sometimes members or clients have encountered inappropriate roadblocks to service, and OAPA has intervened to try to correct misinformation and facilitate procedures for clients. This section offers some examples of issues on which OAPA has taken a stand, and consultations to which it has contributed. Some postings are restricted to our membership. If you are a member, please login to see additional postings.

Join OAPA in Ottawa for a reception on June 4th, 2015

On behalf of the OAPA Board, I would like to invite all members and non-member Master’s-prepared members of the College of Psychologists of Ontario to a reception held concurrently with the Canadian Psychological Association’s Annual Convention on June 4th, 2015 between 5pm and 7pm. We are looking forward to an opportunity to reconnect with our Eastern Ontario peers, many […]

College of Psychologists of Ontario – Bylaw 18: Fees (Stakeholder Consultation, October 2014)

The submission below was provided in response to the College of Psychologists of Ontario stakeholder consultation regarding proposed changes to Bylaw 18. The consultation was initiated on October 7, 2014 and formally submitted electronically on October 13, 2014.

College of Psychologists of Ontario – Registration Regulation & Quality Assurance (Stakeholder Consultation, September 2013)

The College of Psychologists of Ontario was required by government to complete a second round of consultation due to wording changes within the proposed revisions to the Registration Regulation and Quality Assurance standards. OAPA deemed these changes to be relatively trivial in nature and thus included a letter on September 2013 in support of our […]

Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Consultation – Mandatory Revocation Provisions and Treatment of Spouses by Health Care Professionals (Stakeholder Consultation, January 2012)

The submission below was provided in response to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) stakeholder consultation regarding potential revision to the Mandatory Revocation Provisions in relation to Treatment of Spouses by Health Care Professionals. It was submitted to HPRAC on January 18, 2012.

College of Psychologists of Ontario – Continuing Education (Stakeholder Consultation, October 2011)

The College of Psychologists of Ontario proposed a significant revision to the continuing education process completed by members of the College. This consultation was completed in the fall of 2013 and the submission below was submitted for their and governmental review.