Participate in the CPA’s Future of Licensure Project: Upcoming Focus Group Sessions 

As part of our Future of Licensure Project, the CPA is hosting a series of virtual focus group sessions. These sessions seek to engage various perspectives and experiences from across the profession on key themes surrounding the future of physiotherapy licensure in Canada, including the rationale for innovation, the barriers to innovation, and a vision for a new system. Each 90-minute session will focus on one theme and will be facilitated by an independent consulting firm.

The goal of the CPA’s Future of Licensure Project is the development of a critical report and recommendations that are informed by the profession. This report will be shared with decision makers to inform and guide on a long-term, national approach to addressing licensure and competency assessment in the profession for the future.

Hearing the insights and feedback of our members is critical to ensuring that the recommendations that come out of the project accurately reflect the needs of the profession, and so we hope you will consider joining us for one or more of the focus group sessions.

All comments and input shared remain confidential and participant input will not be identified or attributed to specific individuals in any reports or releases related to this project.

Session Details

  • Focus Group Session 1: 14 July 2022 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM TIME ET
  • Focus Group Session 2: 21 July 2022 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM TIME ET
  • Focus Group Session 3: 22 July 2022 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM TIME ET

You may indicate your interest to join one, two or all three of the sessions. Please note that the focus groups will include a maximum of 12 participants.

The CPA will strive to ensure that a representative cross-section of profession perspectives and geographic locations are included in each of these sessions. All sessions will be recorded.


We want to ensure that the various perspectives of the profession are represented during each of the focus group sessions. If you represent one of the following segments of the profession, we invite you to express your interest to attend.

  • Physiotherapy students and residents, recent graduates
  • Internationally educated physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapists holding interim licenses/provisional practice licenses
  • Recently licensed physiotherapists (those who have received independent licenses in the last 24 months)
  • Members of the physiotherapy academic community
  • Clinicians/physiotherapists in practice
  • Physiotherapy leaders and volunteers representing provincial or territorial Branches, Divisions, or interest groups

How to Participate

Please contact  to indicate your interest in attending a focus group session. Please provide your name, email, the profession perspective you represent (e.g., student, new grad, clinician) and the session date(s) you wish to attend

Thank you!

Can’t attend a session?

If you would like to participate in a Focus Group session but are unavailable during one of the scheduled times, please reach out to

CAPR’s Innovation Agenda

In parallel to the work of the CPA, CAPR’s work to re-envision the future of CAPR’s evaluation services is also underway. This summer, stakeholders, including CPA members, will have the opportunity to contribute to focus groups and surveys. Participation in these activities will help to ensure the work of CAPR’s Expert Advisory Panel incorporates a broad and inclusive scope of stakeholder perspectives.   

You can learn more about this opportunity and how you can contribute through regulators and on CAPR’s website. For Updates on CAPR’s Innovation Agenda and more information on how to get involved, click here.