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Who We Are

The Canadian Police Chaplain Association (CPCA) is a national organization that supports police chaplains and law enforcement services throughout Canada. It provides educational opportunities through our website online credentialed courses and in-person through our annual training seminars. Members offer support and training to new chaplains through personal contact and mentoring. CPCA helps share information on law enforcement chaplaincy.

Experienced assistance is given to law enforcement services seeking information on chaplaincy, or starting a chaplaincy program. It offers experience to police services in helping their chaplain program to grow.

Our Purpose Statement

“Serving those who serve with excellence.”

Our Mission

What We Do

  • Advise police officers, police families, civilian police service employees

  • Spiritual guidance

  • Provide or assist in services appropriate to different faith traditions

  • Educate in ethics, family life, stress management, addictions, etc.

  • Provide sacramental services

  • Visit sick and injured police officers and family members

  • Crisis response and debriefing

  • Assist in suicide incidents

  • Death notification

  • Victim assistance

  • Hostage negotiations

  • Liaison with other faiths and clergy

  • Advise police services leadership on morale and personnel spiritual well being

  • Offer prayers at ceremonial functions

  • To serve police chaplains across Canada while embracing inclusion and diversity

  • To establish and maintain standards for Canadian police chaplains

  • To equip police chaplains through providing high quality police chaplain training

  • To promote chaplaincy programs in Canadian police services across Canada

  • To maintain a strong partner relationship with the International Conference of Police Chaplains for the purpose of promoting international police chaplaincy

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