Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people fearing for their lives and the sovereignty of their country.
And Canadians fearing for the lives of their loved ones.
PAA works to collect resources for global crises. Visit the page for Ukrainian-Canadian Support page
“The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is the national home for Canada’s researchers, educators and practitioners in psychology. It is an organization and profession that respects the dignity of persons and peoples among its core principles. The military invasion of Ukraine contravenes the values of all people of conscience. Military aggression, and its threats to human life and well being, have no place in a civilized society. The CPA’s Code of Ethics for psychologists prohibits psychologists from any research or activity that contravenes international humanitarian law, such as the development of methods intended for use in the torture, punishment or degrading treatment of persons, destruction of the environment, or activities that violate human rights. The CPA joins its international partners on the Global Psychology Alliance in supporting the National Psychological Association of Ukraine, and the people of Ukraine, in decrying this act of aggression. Military aggression brings no benefit to humanity but exacts tremendous human costs. These costs are immediate in the loss of life, and long term in the psychological, social, economic, and environmental impacts on people, families and societies. This is an action in which nobody wins. The CPA stands in solidarity with Ukraine, and all people of conscience, who are committed to living in peace, with respect for the dignity of all the world’s peoples.” (CPA, 2022)
PAA stands with American Psychological Associaton’s (APA) statement
“APA motion on Ukraine conflict
Adopted by APA Council of Representatives in February 2022
The American Psychological Association is an organization that stands for human rights and the psychological and physical health and well-being of all people worldwide. The recent military invasion of Ukraine threatens the life, liberty, physical, and psychological well-being of people in Ukraine and surrounding nations.
The American Psychological Association stands in solidarity with the National Psychological Association of Ukraine, the Ukrainian people, and colleagues in the Eastern European region, as the Ukrainian nation defends itself against military invasion. We are gravely concerned about the immediate and long-term trauma and psychological impacts on people of all ages, families, communities, and the environment. We deplore the human cost of such aggression, including violations of human rights, adverse humanitarian consequences, deep psychological distress, and the loss of dignity and freedom. We stand in solidarity with all who are raising their voices and working tirelessly to protect and safeguard human life.” (APA, 2022)