Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Workshops & Events

Positive psychology is a topic area within the field of psychology that seeks to provide scientific answers to the question "What is the good life?" Positive psychology is not a modality for treating psychological disorders. The Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) offers learning opportunities about positive psychology through educational events such as workshops and conferences. CPPA does not offer psychological services of any kind. Anyone seeking counseling, therapy or other forms of (mental) health services is advised to consult a licensed (mental) health services professional. Membership in CPPA does not provide members with any credentials or certification to practice, does not qualify someone as a psychologist, or allow them to offer psychological services.

Upcoming events

    • 10 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Online

    Wednesday March 10, 2021 @ 7PM-8:30PM EST

    We are happy to announce that our December Book will be:

    Think Again:

    The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

    by Adam Grant

    You can find the book on amazon Here

    Join us for The CPPA Unconventional Bookclub with Andrea Seydel, avid reader, book doula, positive psychology practitioner, and certified life coach, for an unconventional approach to reading books as a community! Take a deep dive into the world of positive psychology coaching as Andrea teaches, highlights, and offers in-depth opportunity for application of the key concepts in each book. 

    What you should expect at the Book Club:

    • Andrea Seydel will host the Bookclub online through Zoom

    • Present the Voted Book relating to self-health/well-being/positive psychology

    • A discussion of the key concepts and learning opportunities

    • You will be provided with a mind-map PDF summary of the book

    • Creative fun interactive lively discussion to encourage positive change

    • Exercises and breakout group discussion so we can turn the knowledge into action!

    • Whether you read the book or simply show up for the discussion, everyone is welcome... no need to read!! No pressure!!

    What should you do?

    1st- VOTE For a book (COMPLETE)

    2nd- READ The winning book (or not)

    3rd- JOIN The live Bookclub

    REGISTRATION is free for CPPA Members, and $19.99+GST for non-members!

    Register Today!

    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Register Here


    Date: Thursday March 18th, 2021 
    Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST)
    Host: Catherine Cimon-Paquet 
    Presenter: Jérémie Verner-Filion
    Topic: Goal pursuit, performance, and well-being in educational contexts: A motivational analysis of optimal functioning.

    Why do some students succeed, while others fail, in their attempt to reach their personal goals? What are the factors that allow them to balance their simultaneous quest for success and happiness? In this webinar, I will discuss some of my recent studies showing how student’s motivation for activities in which they engage outside the purview of their academic endeavors (i.e., passionate activities in university students and extracurricular activities in high-school students) can help or hinder the attainment of their personal goals, their functioning at school and their psychological well-being. 


    Jérémie Verner-Filion is a professor at the Educational Sciences Department of the Université du Québec en Outaouais. His research focuses on the psychological and environmental factors that facilitate or hinder the development of children, adolescents, and young adults in school and in other significant spheres, such as extracurricular activities. Specifically, his research focuses on the motivational and self-regulatory processes that allow for the simultaneous attainment of high levels of performance and psychological well-being in educational contexts. 

    • 24 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)




    Karina Lapointe


    Selon divers auteurs, la compétence émotionnelle permettrait de prendre conscience des émotions vécues, de faire preuve d’auto-efficacité dans la gestion des émotions et de porter plus d'attention aux relations interpersonnelles (Lafranchise, Lafortune et Rousseau, 2011; Saarni, 1999b). Le webinaire consistera à permettre aux personnes participantes de découvrir et de comprendre la compétence émotionnelle selon le modèle de Saarni (1999a, 1999b).

    Celui-ci se divise en huit composantes :

    1) être conscient de ses émotions,

    2) percevoir et comprendre les émotions des autres,

    3) verbaliser ses émotions,

    4) être capable d’empathie,

    5) différencier l’état émotionnel interne de l’expression observable,

    6) gérer des émotions désagréables ou des situations stressantes,

    7) être conscient de la communication émotionnelle dans les interactions et

    8) avoir une capacité d’auto-efficacité émotionnelle (Saarni, 1999a).

    Cette communication présentera également les résultats d'une recherche menée auprès d'une stagiaire finissante en éducation préscolaire par rapport au développement des composantes de sa compétence émotionnelle. De plus, le webinaire tentera de favoriser les réflexions des personnes participantes en lien avec leur propre compétence émotionnelle, peu importe leur rôle professionnel et leur réalité personnelle.


    Je réalise présentement un doctorat réseau en éducation à l'UQAM. J'ai enseigné plusieurs années au niveau primaire avant d’être engagée à titre de conseillère pédagogique au Cégep de l’Outaouais. Je suis également chargée de cours à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais pour la formation pratique des maitres. Mes travaux s’intéressent tout particulièrement au développement de la compétence émotionnelle chez les personnes enseignantes durant leur formation initiale et leur insertion professionnelle.    

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