2017 Bea Wickett Award for Contributions to Education and Mental Health

The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) seeks nominations for its 2017 Dr. Bea Wickett Award supporting work to promote mental health and well- being within the context of education in Canada. The award recognizes a program that will be offered within elementary or secondary school settings to promote well-being, foster resilience, and identify the early indicators of mental health problems and prevent the onset of mental illness. PFC will disburse up to $5,000 to  support the project. The terms of eligibility for the award are detailed below.   

The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) is a registered Canadian charity established to advance psychology in the public interest. The PFC funds activities that improve the lives and communities of Canadians by applying the best psychological knowledge to create practical programs to support parents, teachers and caregivers helping children to become confident and productive adults. 

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Bea Wickett 2017 Award
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Jean Petiffor and Dick Petiffor Scholarship Fund 

The Psychology Foundation of Canada received a bequest from the Estate of Dr. Jean Pettifor to establish a scholarship fund for graduate student research.  Applications are sought to support graduate student research projects in the area of professional ethics, or international ethics for psychologists, with special focus on diversity, such as ethnicity, gender and disability. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be a graduate student in a psychology program at a Canadian University, and an affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association or a provincial psychological association.Funding of $3500 is available annually. The excellence of the proposal will be the primary criterion in making awards. Documentation of submission to the applicant's institutional research ethics board (REB) must accompany every submission.  Applicants may submit only one application per year.  

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Mary J Wright Best Student Award


Each year the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section of Canadian Psychological Association (working with The Psychology Foundation of Canada) provides a Mary J Wright Best Student Paper Award to recognize the best paper presented by a student at the annual convention.

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Innovative Access to Psychological Services  

The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) seeks nominations for its 2017 awards supporting the innovation and excellence of programs and services that deliver psychological services. The awards recognize the dramatic shortfall between the needs of Canadians and access to psychological services. In 2017, PFC will disburse up to $5,000 for the award.

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