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About us

CAPS/ACPP is a volunteer-run, non-profit professional association that advocates on behalf of Canadian postdoctoral scholars for a wide range of career paths. CAPS/ACPP strongly believes in the value of advocacy work for Canadian postdocs.
The mandate of CAPS/ACPP is to improve the lives, career development, and work experience of all Canadian postdocs. The vision that guides this mandate is one of a strong community in which all Canadian postdocs are provided fair compensation, benefits, rights, privileges, and protections, as well as a supportive social network and effective support and career development opportunities.

Latest News / Nouvelles Courantes

Budget 2024 promises new investments in Canada’s postdoctoral scholars!

April 16th, Ottawa – Budget 2024 was released with exciting new investments in Canadian Research including increased funding for postdocs: $825M to support future research talent. $1.8B to support grants. Federal postdoctoral fellowships will be increasing from $40k to $70k! An amazing investment in our research talent.

Read our full statement HERE

Read the Support our Science Press Release HERE


Nouveau soutien pour les postdoctorantes et postdoctorants dans le Budget 2024 du Canada!

16 avril – ACPP est ravi de voir nouveau soutien pour les postdocs dans le Budget 2024 ! 825 millions e dollars pour soutenir les futurs talents en recherche. 1,8 milliard pour soutenir les subventions. Les bourses postdoctorales fédérales passeront de 40 000 $ à 70 000 $ ! Un investissement extraordinaire!

Lisez notre déclaration complète ici

Lire le communiqué de presse de Soutiens Notre Science ici 



Statement of Solidarity with Postdoc Unions advocating for improved working conditions
CAPS/ACPP encourages all Unionized Postdocs to learn about their Collective Agreements, to join postdoc associations nationally and locally, to understand and negotiate their work contracts, and to be proactive about their needs. Where Postdoc Unions do not exist, CAPS/ACPP recommends that Postdocs organize and develop a Collective Agreement.
February 22 – We wrote to the Postdoctoral Researchers at Queen’s University to express our support for their bargaining process and share our recommendations.
March 1 – We wrote to the Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of Toronto to express our support for their bargaining process and share our recommendations.
Introducing CAPS/ACPP First Fridays
CAPS/ACPP First Fridays are an open invitation for CAPS/ACPP members to meet with the CAPS/ACPP Executive Council on Zoom. This will be a recurring event on the first Friday of each month.

The next First Friday will be held on May 3rd, 3pm Eastern.

Hosted by CAPS/ACPP Chair, Henny Bennett.

Please Register here

The 2020 National Postdoc Survey is now published
Learn about the postdoc experience across Canada and recommendations for improvement here 
Learn more about CAPS/ACPP governance and working groups, current initiatives, the press conference in Ottawa, and our data on experiences of harassment during postdoc accompanied by first-hand account. 
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Become a CAPS/ACPP Member

Postdocs can join the CAPS/ACPP community for FREE! 

Benefits: you will receive regular updates on postdoc affairs and will have access to various professional development and informative events run by CAPS/ACPP

Do you represent a Postdoc Association?

CAPS/ACPP is looking to connect with postdoc associations across Canada
 Add your name to our national directory, meet with our advocacy team, and to join our Slack channel where we can share and learn about postdoc experiences. Email chair[at]capsacpp.ca

Contact Us

Email us at communications[at]capsacpp.ca