CPA’s membership is a national community of 15,000 physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants representing clinicians, students, academia, business owners and researchers from all areas of practice.
Membership in CPA grants you access to a network of resources, information, thought leadership, best practices and business guidance to help you throughout your career, wherever it takes you. Membership provides you with a voice in discussions with legislators, regulators, and policy-makers across the country.
Advocacy, awareness and community development
By becoming a member of CPA, you are helping to raise the awareness of Canadian physiotherapists both nationally and internationally. Programs are run each year to government, consumers and other health practitioners to strengthen physiotherapy’s standing as a profession.
CPA is determined to continually build an active, engaged and passionate physiotherapy community. Additionally, the Association creates channels for physiotherapists within specific fields and geographic locations to network, share ideas, ask questions and communicate with one another.
Members can add an insurance policy to their CPA membership.
CPA, in partnership with BMS Group Inc., offers you the best, most comprehensive liability coverage out there, with top-notch legal defence and no hidden exclusions.
We are, quite simply, the largest, most secure professional liability program available for physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants in Canada.
News, publications and research
As a CPA member, you will have access to a wide range of news, publications and research data bases. These resources enable you to stay current with the latest findings, campaigns and research.
The magazine by physiotherapists, for physiotherapists. Published 6x a year, Physiotherapy Practice is available for free to all CPA members and reaches our national audience of more than 15,000 physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants, and students.
The peer-reviewed scientific journal for physiotherapy in Canada. Published by the University of Toronto Press, Physiotherapy Canada is available online for free to all CPA members, and in print for a small annual fee. Founded in 1923, the journal gives direction to clinical science and reasoning, knowledge translation, therapeutic skills and patient-centred care in physiotherapy.
CPA's physiotherapy blog. ShoPTalk provides a forum for members and non-members to add their voices to conversations about the future of practice, issues confronting the rehabilitation community in Canada, and all other topics related to the profession.
OrthoEvidence is the fastest growing orthopaedic-centered knowledge dissemination tool with over 10,000 orthopaedic health care professionals and associations using the product around the globe. OrthoEvidence provides you with the highest quality Evidence That Matters™. OrthoEvidence ACE reports save you valuable time and keep you up to date on the best research in our field.
PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 33,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice.
Ongoing learning is key to advancing any profession. The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) provides a number of in-person and distance education opportunities that draw on the latest clinically relevant research and focus on topics of interest to physiotherapists.
Options include clinical teleconferences, hands-on workshops and webinars tailored to meet professional needs. New courses are developed continuously to support and enhance career development.
CPA partners with best-in-breed organizations to bring you exclusive savings at work, home and play. Taking advantage of these offers can easily offset the price of your membership.