Mission Statement

The Canadian Association of Pathologists (Association canadienne des pathologistes), a voluntary professional organization, advances the interests of our profession and promotes high quality standards for patient care by providing national leadership and promoting excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine practice, education and research.


The CAP-ACP was founded in 1949 and has in the years since then played a role in promoting pathology to the national and international health care communities and to Canadian society.

Notes on the History of the Canadian Association of Pathologists Association canadienne des pathologistes 
- Read more about the history of the CAP-ACP in this Canadian Journal of Pathology article by members of the CAP-ACP Medical Humanities in Pathology SIG


The CAP-ACP accomplishes its work through its Sections, Committees, and Special Interest Groups.

The CAP-ACP publishes a peer-reviewed Journal, grants Awards and organizes an Annual Meeting, an annual certification examination review course and other Continuing Professional Development opportunities for its members.

The CAP-ACP officially represents the Canadian pathologist community to these organizations:

The CAP-ACP works closely with other groups related to laboratory medicine:

- last updated January 2013 -