Strategic Partners

We’re stronger when we work together

CPA’s strategic partnerships range from simply believing in what an organization stands for, to collaborating on projects like:  

  • Promoting the role of physiotherapy in key health issues
  • Supporting initiatives of partner organizations
  • Developing content to inform the public about healthy, active lifestyles

At CPA, we’re always on the lookout for organizations that share our vision of promoting healthy, active lifestyles for Canadians. To learn more, please contact us.


Physiotherapy Partners

CPA is a member of several physiotherapy partnerships, through which we provide input and collaborate on a range of issues affecting physiotherapy.

These three groups, along with CPA, form the National Physiotherapy Advisory Group. The NPAG promotes the provision of quality physiotherapy services and positive health outcomes for Canadians through collaboration and communication on matters of mutual interest affecting physiotherapists and physiotherapy in Canada.


World Confederation of Physical Therapists

CPA is proud to have been a founding member of the WCPT. CPA members are eligible to participate in all WCPT programming and access services at favorable rates.


American Physical Therapy Association

CPA often collaborates with our American colleagues, including co-hosting special policy symposia, such as the 2013 Labour Force Summit. Senior elected officials and staff meet regularly and exchange complimentary registrations at our respective annual meetings.


Physical Therapy Education Database (PEDro)

CPA provides an annual grant to PEDro, which is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health in Australia.


Other Health Care Partners

CPA works with a number of other health care organizations to enhance understanding of the importance of rehabilitation and mobility, and to improve Canada’s health systems.

The Health Action Lobby (HEAL)

As part of the ‘G8’ health associations group, including:


Canadian Concussion Collaborative

The CCC is a group of national health-related organizations, chaired by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, whose mission is to create synergy among organizations concerned with concussions.


Cochrane Canada

Cochrane Canada supports the activities of over 3000 members of the Cochrane Collaboration in Canada to promote the Collaboration, The Cochrane Library and evidence-based health care. 


Exercise is Medicine Canada

Exercise is Medicine® Canada (EIMC) is a movement to encourage a healthy lifestyle among Canadians. 


GLA:D Canada

GLA:D® is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for individuals with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark has shown a reduction in progression of symptoms by 32%. Other outcomes include a reduction in pain intensity, reduced use of joint relatedpain killers, and fewer individuals on sick leave.