As President of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), ECP's Dr. Ada Sincacore was interviewed by CBC about the need for better EDI practices to encourage more diversity among psychology professionals.
"The CPA recognizes that there is a problem of representation within the profession and that we need to increase representation, as well as literacy about diversity," said Sinacore.
The CPA said it is addressing the issues through advocacy and outreach, including the formation of a human rights and social justice committee and advocacy work. Since 2018, the association says it has also worked to revise accreditation standards.
"While that seems like a long time, for the kinds of robust consultation that we're doing, you need to be able to take that time to do it well," Sinacore said. "We are committed to this work … and members of the organization have been doing quite a bit of this work for some time. And even though we've been doing the work, it doesn't mean there's not a lot more work to be done," said Sinacore.
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