A license to cure
The Ontario government’s plan to facilitate health worker mobility is a welcome first step to improve access to care and provide urgently needed support for an exhausted sector. Find out why the CMA continues to advocate for even broader, pan-Canadian licensure for a better future of health everywhere.
What will it take to train, retain and attract health care workers to a field in crisis?
In the third Health Summit Series: Bold Choices in Health Care event, we’ll be focusing on the priorities of young physicians, nurses and other health workers. Join us on Feb 22 from 7 to 8:30 pm for a panel discussion hosted by CMA President Dr. Alika Lafontaine featuring: Indigenous health advocate Dr. Marcia Anderson, registered nurse and podcaster Sara Fung, resident physician Dr. Sarah Hanafi, and University Health Network President and CEO Dr. Kevin Smith.
Spotlight on labour shortages in health care
- The problem: As we know, Canada is experiencing an all-time shortage in health labour. As a result, providers are experiencing unprecedented exhaustion, burnout and job dissatisfaction. Patients are not getting the care they need.
- Our vision: A health workforce coordinated across health disciplines and specialties, geography, funding models, population health needs – and rooted in core principles of equity and Reconciliation.
- How the CMA can make a difference: The integration of health human resources planning requires integrated advocacy. We’re bringing together different players to discuss and develop a national planning framework.
- What has CMA done so far: Together with partners, we offered solutions to fix primary care and policy recommendations on health human resources. We continue advocating for pan-Canadian licensure and better integration of internationally educated health professionals.
- Learn more about how we’re getting from now to next: Integrated health workforce planning
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