CPAC

President’s Message

Our mission statement clearly outlines that CPAC exists to serve the Church in Canada, through her mcpac-logo-finalembers. Drawing from a phrase found in a devotional, this might be thought of as our ‘inflexibility of purpose.’ Without this commitment reasonably seen in our regular actions, the Association does not have a claim on anyone’s time or energies. But in this statement we see great potential for growth and service.

It has become clear over the last number of years that in order to rise to the challenges and opportunities before us, we need more resources, with the most important of these not being monetary. We are a volunteer organization, drawing from members the fuel to keep travelling. We are thankful for those who have served in the past and those who are serving now. They have brought us to where we are today. This is a good place, but it is not our destination.

The board has plans for how to move us forward yet further. We are eager to work with what has been entrusted to us. Like our members, directors on the board have family and professional responsibilities (check their biographies to learn a bit more about them). Because we believe in the mission of CPAC, directors offer their own time and energies for this work. Your membership already supports us, but are you called to more?


Mission Statement

The mission of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association of Canada shall be to support Catholic mental health professionals in Canada by promoting the development of psychological theory, research, and mental health practice that encompasses an understanding of the human person, family, and society which respects Catholic anthropology and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.


Announcements & Opportunities

  1. Facebook user? Join one or more of our groups – open to the public (link); CPAC members only (link); and conference updates (link).
  2. The board has simplified the process for Clinical members being placed on our referral list. Contact the office if you have questions.
  3. Our website has a page listing resources developed by our members – whether free or for sale. If you have something that respects a Catholic anthropology, we could include it so let us know.
  4. The monthly Rosary in common is scheduled for the last Monday of the month at 8:00 pm Eastern. Let us know if you need the Google Hangouts link to join (it can also be found in the ‘Members Only’ section of the website).
  5. Your board of directors has two open positions. Clinical and Academic members are invited to consider whether their time and energies could be given to this service. We could especially benefit from someone willing to take on the responsibilities of treasurer.