Canadian Medical Association

2019 CMA Annual General Meeting and General Council


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a forum for CMA members to learn about the activities of the CMA, consider association business, such as bylaw amendments, and ask questions of the CMA’s leaders. It’s where the new CMA president is installed, and General Council (GC) delegates have the opportunity to vote on elected positions.

CMA members are invited to attend this year’s AGM and GC elections on Aug. 11, 2019, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. 

To participate in this year’s AGM, non-members must join the CMA by 5 pm EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Please click here or call 1-888-855-2555 for more information on becoming a CMA member.

Members are also encouraged to join our GC policy discussion on the current state of virtual care in Canada and the challenges it creates. This discussion takes place on Aug. 13, 2019, during the CMA Health Summit.

152nd AGM and GC elections — Aug. 11, 2019

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Room 718


The 2019 Report to Members (including bylaw amendments) is available under “Reference documents”.
The agenda is subject to change. Schedule is in Eastern Daylight Time.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Light lunch in the lobby
Business meeting
1:15 pm - 1:25 pm Opening (Dr. Ernst Schuster, Chair)
1:25 pm - 1:35 pm Presentation of Annual Report (Member login required) 
(Dr. Brian Brodie)
1:35 pm - 1:45 pm President’s Listening Tour report (Dr. Gigi Osler)
1:45 pm - 1:50 pm Appointment of auditors (Member login required) (Dr. Guruswamy Sridhar)
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Governance Committee Report (Dr. Shelley Ross)
Approval of bylaw amendments
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Member discussion forum 
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Installation of CMA president and inaugural address
(Dr. Sandy Buchman)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Adjournment of AGM and break
General Council elections
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Elections (Dr. Laurent Marcoux, Chair)
4:30 pm Adjournment

GC policy discussion — Aug. 13, 2019

Dialogue on virtual care in Canada
10:00 am - 12:00 pm A discussion on the current state of virtual care in Canada and the challenges it creates will be held at the Health Summit (Plenary stage, Hall G)


Reference documents

Please check back frequently for new information and materials.

The CMA’s audited financial statements for 2018 are included in the 2019 Report to Members  (see Appendix B, login required). These non-consolidated statements have been prepared specifically for the purposes of assessing the financial operations of CMA as a stand-alone entity as described in Note 2 to the financial statements. The audited financial statements for each of the subsidiaries are available upon request.

Learn more about the AGM, GC, governance and engagement at the CMA.

2019 CMA Health Summit

2019 CMA Health Summit

The second annual CMA Health Summit was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Aug. 12‑13. This year, our theme was Connected in Care. We heard  from you on how to integrate services into a high-functioning system of care, foster effective information exchanges, scale up virtual care, identify which policy issues should be debated during the 2019 federal election and more.