Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery


Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Réadaptation Psychosociale (RPS) Canada (PSR/RPS Canada)is a leader in transforming the mental health sector to be an inclusive society where people achieve full social inclusion.







The Registry shall consist of several rosters.   


  1. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Practitioners
  2. Organizations -  that offer recovery-oriented practices
  3. Educators  - who teach and/or provide training in recovery-oriented practices and are proficient in the understanding of the Canadian  Competencies of Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Recovery-Oriented Practitioners.


Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Réadaptation Psychosociale Canada (PSR /RPS Canada) is a professional non-profit charitable organization.  Members representing a wide range of roles within the mental health care system are committed to the values of recovery-oriented practices for people who have mental illnesses and/or addiction issues.  Members can be family members, people with lived experience, service providers, leaders within the service system, researchers and organizations dedicated to using the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.


The vision of PSR /RPS Canada is that people with a mental illness achieve full social inclusion.


The mission of PSR/ RPS Canada is that PSR/RPS Canada is a leader in transforming the mental health sector through education, research and knowledge exchange.  We are committed to the promotion of social inclusion, recovery and well-being of all individuals and communities. 


PSR /RPS Canada believes that education is key to the implementation of recovery-oriented practices.  Through the implementation of a system of education opportunities, including an annual conference and regional Chapter activities, PSR/ RPS Canada has been promoting excellence in the use of psychosocial rehabilitation tools to support recovery-orientated practices since 2002.


Prior to this time, practitioners of psychosocial rehabilitation in Canada were part of an organization based in the United States, ‘International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation’.  As the movement grew in Canada, it was clear that a national group was required and a friendly separation took place with two new groups emerging, United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) and PSR /RPS Canada.


PSR/ RPS Canada is committed to creating and sustaining a learning environment for its members by offering a designation of Certified Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Practitioner - CPRRP.

PSR/ RPS Canada established its CPRPP Program in 2016 to provide a Canadian credential that recognizes competencies in the practice of recovery-oriented services.

The CPRRP program is a capabilities-based certification program developed collaboratively with members of PSR /RPS Canada and the PSR/RPS Board of Directors. In 2013, the Competencies of Practice for Canadian Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioners were completed.  The establishment of the Competencies strengthens the capacity of practitioners to provide competent recovery services. Given the constant changes within the research and each individual’s unique recovery journey experience, all elements of the CPRPP Program are regularly reviewed and revised by the Certification Committee.

Every applicant to the CPRRP will be given individual consideration regarding any accommodations that may be required.