As students, you get free membership to CPA. Alongside our Branches and Divisions, CPA provides you student-tailored benefits, including: Free Division Membership, Awards and Research
Free Division Membership
One of the biggest decisions of your career in physiotherapy is just ahead: What practice area will you join? To ensure you have adequate information and can build-up connections to smooth your way into the workforce, CPA provides student members with free Division memberships.
Student members can access news, professional resources, and information about upcoming events. Explore all of the divisions at no cost while you’re a student, but pace yourself; your mailbox will overflow if you sign up for all divisions all at once!
Awards and Research
CPA recognizes top student achievement at each University with the CPA Student Award. One student from each of the 14 recognized university programs, with the highest aggregate percentage in academic and clinical physiotherapy, will receive this award of recognition and a complimentary first year of membership. Recipients are determined by each university. CPA also grants several other awards.
Ann Collins Whitmore Research Competition: The objective of the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada’s Ann Collins Whitmore Student Research Competition is to recognize the top Canadian physiotherapy student(s) or student groups whose research papers demonstrate the highest standard of achievement.
Our partner Divisions and Branches also offer numerous awards and scholarships. Please visit the Divisions pages and Branches to learn more.
Sometimes, the best physiotherapy research comes from students working with their teachers. See for yourself, and plan to submit your own original work to peer review with Physiotherapy Canada.
Good to know
As a student member, you have access to all of our publications. We have magazines, journals and websites that we encourage you to peruse. You can submit papers to Physiotherapy Canada and
, articles to Physiotherapy Practice.
Professional Liability Insurance
New Graduates will require individual professional liability insurance in order to enter physiotherapy practice. CPA offers the best product for the best price –new grads get 50% off insurance for the first year they graduate. CPA’s insurance program is the longest standing, and the most secure and comprehensive coverage available to physiotherapists in Canada. You won’t find a better product at a lower cost.
CPA Career Centre
CPA and our Branches provide an always up-to-date list of job postings. Be sure to visit Branch websites for more opportunities.