Branches, Divisions & Assemblies
Membership with CPA includes membership in our national assemblies and in your provincial professional organization, and offers you the opportunity to join one or more of our Divisions.
Membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association provides for simultaneous membership with both the national association and provincial Branch or territorial council. The National Office and Branches work together on issues that affect our members collectively. Branches also offer unique services to their members that vary province-by-province, providing additional value to members, especially in the area of advocacy and lobbying, since responsibility for the regulation of physiotherapy resides with the provinces.
CPA’s special interest and clinical practice Divisions offer significant value-added benefits to members. Each Division promotes networking and is actively engaged in knowledge translation. Professional development opportunities are also immediately available through Divisions.
National Physiotherapist Assistant Assembly (NPAA)
The National Physiotherapist Assistant Assembly (NPAA) represents the unique interests and needs of practising and student physiotherapist assistants in Canada, and is actively engaged in the growth and advancement of their roles in the physiotherapy profession.
National Student Assembly (NSA)
The National Student Assembly (NSA) is the unified voice of student members across Canada. Founded in 1996, the NSA:
- Enhances communication amongst physiotherapy students
- Develops programs and initiatives for student members
- Provides a forum where students can talk about issues
- Encourages student involvement and leadership opportunities within the CPA and your profession.