Quebec City, QC (September 3, 2019) – Together, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and the Association québécoise de la physiothérapie (AQP) proudly announce a new partnership which will strengthen both associations and increase the benefits to their members. The CPA and its provincial counterparts are stronger together and the integration of Quebec’s physiotherapy association enhances the ability to advocate and support the growth of the profession in Quebec and at the national level.
Representing 8,316 professionals of physical therapy, 5,555 physiotherapists, and 2,761 P.R.T.s, the Quebec market is the second largest in the country and this alliance presents an opportunity to ensure the voice of all Canadian physiotherapists are reflected on the national stage. The CPA and AQP’s joint members will have access to both national member benefits, such as access to the BMS insurance products, national advocacy initiatives, the specialty divisions, professional development, and practice resources – in addition to those membership benefits offered by the AQP.
“Heading into the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, having the Association québécoise de la physiothérapie back as a collaborator and contributor with the CPA presents such a great opportunity for everyone involved,” said Viivi Riis, President of the CPA. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the CPA and myself, we recognize the importance of the Quebec membership and we look forward to providing them the additional benefits that the CPA offers to the rest of the nation.”
“As a young and growing association, the AQP is thrilled to work hand-in-hand with a strong and mature organization like the CPA. This new partnership will help us fulfill our mission in our province and it will allow us to join our voice with the other provinces at the national level. The AQP, CPA, and the members will all benefit greatly from this new partnership.” - Simon Dalle-Vedove, PT, Physiothérapie Boisbriand, AQP President
Effective immediately, physiotherapists and P.R.T.s from across Quebec can sign up for, or renew an existing, CPA or AQP membership through CPA’s Account Centre. Please note: if Quebec members attempt to renew through the AQP site, they will be rerouted to the CPA Account Centre.