The objective of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA) is to advance the development and communication of scientific knowledge and practical means for protecting people and their environment from the harmful effects of radiation consistent with the optimal use of radiation for the benefit of society. To this end, CRPA will:

1. Further the exchange of scientific and technical information relating to the science and practice of radiation protection,

2. Encourage research and scientific publications dedicated to the science and practice of radiation protection,

3. Promote educational opportunities in those disciplines that support the science and practice of radiation protection,

4. Assist in the development of professional standards in the discipline of radiation protection, and

5. Support the activities of other societies, associations, and organizations, both national and international, having any  activities relevant to the forgoing.

Members of the association are drawn from all areas of radiation protection, including hospitals, universities, the nuclear power industry, and all levels of government. Membership is divided into five categories: full members (includes retired members), with all privileges; associate and student members, with all privileges except voting rights; honorary members, with all privileges; and corporate members. Corporate membership is open to organizations with interests in radiation protection.