About Us

About Us – The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators

The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) is a pan-Canadian federation of provincial and territorial organizations (usually called Colleges) that regulate the practice of physiotherapy in Canada. Our core business is the administration of Evaluation Services on behalf of our Members.

CAPR’s Evaluation Services include credentialling and competency assessment: we review the education and qualifications of internationally-educated applicants to determine whether or not they are substantially different from those of Canadian-educated physiotherapists. For both Canadian- and internationally-educated physiotherapists, we administer the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) to determine a candidate’s readiness for safe, effective and independent physiotherapy practice.

In addition, CAPR supports its member organizations through the provision of knowledge brokering and policy services for the advancement of regulatory standards of physiotherapy practice. CAPR develops regulatory policy positions on issues of importance to Members that are best addressed at a pan-Canadian level, as well as serves as a collective regulatory voice with governments and other external stakeholders. On behalf of the Members, CAPR collaborates with other organizations on projects with national and international scope related to the regulation of physiotherapy. We do this work in support of the public interest.


Our Vision

Competent physiotherapists contributing to a healthy and productive society by optimizing the function and mobility of Canadians.

Our Mission

CAPR supports Members, applicants and partner organizations through the provision of evaluation, knowledge brokering and policy services contributing to a sufficient supply of competent physiotherapists in Canada.

Our Values

  • Public interest
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Good governance
  • Collaboration
  • Engagement

Our Values in Action

Our Board of Directors, management, staff and volunteers will demonstrate these values by:

Public Interest – ensuring that the regulatory role of public protection is paramount in all of our decisions.

Excellence – setting high standards, providing high-quality and timely customer service, using best practices and being seen as a desirable place to work and volunteer.

Integrity – interacting with others respectfully, communicating honestly, maintaining confidentiality, making impartial, fair and sound decisions, fulfilling our corporate social responsibility and pursuing fair practices.

Good Governance – excellent financial stewardship including establishing responsible budgets and fees and planning for the long-term, publicly reporting on performance and taking ownership for decisions made.

Collaboration – working together with partners and each other to accomplish our vision and mission.

Engagement – promoting an engaging work environment that includes humour and fun and fosters loyalty and commitment among staff and volunteers.