National Physiotherapist Assistant Assembly (NPAA)

Our Mission

We advocate for physiotherapist assistants & students through initiatives to promote our profession.  For example, we network with our respective branches & divisions in CPA, schools offering PTA programs, raise the profile of PTAs within our own communities, and are passionate to source out continuing education.  We also promote the role of CPA in the development and advancement of Physiotherapist Assistants and Physiotherapist Assistants students.


Our Vision

For you and your colleagues to:

  • Teach Canadians how physiotherapy can help them.
  • To learn about your profession by becoming involved with the CPA, its Divisions and Branches to learn about your profession.

Want to know the benefits of NPAA membership? Click here to find out!


What is the 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.

  • We elect our own volunteer leaders to showcase our position in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and to the physiotherapy profession community.
  • Enhances communication amongst Physiotherapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant students.
  • Members benefit from the networking, professional development and ability to have a direct voice in shaping the future of physiotherapist assistants in Canada.
  • Encourages student involvement and leadership opportunities within the CPA and our profession.
  • We communicate with schools offering physiotherapist assistant programs, and to enhance our skills by sourcing continuing education for our colleagues from coast to coast.
  • Regularly update our members through e-blasts and social media to keep them abreast with developments and highlights.
  • Endeavor to be the "go-to" place for news about our career!

CPA membership is held in high regard within the profession.  We listen to our members while we work together to enhance the health of Canadians.


PTA Student Membership

Did you know PTA Students receive free membership? 

You are eligible for FREE PTA student membership if you are enrolled in a recognized formal education program (programs with accreditation or candidacy status).


If you are interested in becoming a Council Representative please contact the current NPAA President Aurelie Dimandja, or Marsha Bisson (Components Coordinator, Division and Assemblies) at the CPA National Office: