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The
Community
Psychologist

Volume 54, Number 3 Summer 2021

Regional Network News

Submitted by Regional Coordinators

News from Canada

Written by Natalie Kivell, Wilfrid Laurier University

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As the new Canada regional chair, I am ready and excited to support and grow our longstanding Community Psychology community in Canada! In this new role I will be re-launching our TCP regional updates and directing energy towards amplifying and reconnecting our vibrant network of Canadian practitioners, faculty, students, and alumni! 

Since taking on this position in 2020 I have been in conversation with faculty at our three long standing CP programs in Canada (Wilfrid Laurier University, Université du Québec à Montréal, and the University of Ottawa) and have been able to connect into work that is already happening and co-imagine what it will look like going forward. In the coming year we have plans to: 

  • Identify graduate and undergraduate student representatives from each program to develop and sustain a Canadian CP student network. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student in a CP program and are interested in getting involved please connect with at nkivell@wlu.ca  

  • Host a regional gathering in summer 2021 (Date TBD). This gathering will bring together students, practitioners, and faculty in a digtial social hour, with networking and relationship building opportunities along with space for planning and skill sharing. More information will be shared on the SCRA listserve and through Canadian networks.  

  • Share quarterly updates and news from the Canadian region. If you, your CP program, research institute, community-based organization, or other community network has news, updates, awards, or knowledge and projects to be mobilized please connect at nkivell@wlu.ca 

It is with pleasure that we look to grow our Canadian network, along with our connections and relationships with the global CP community.