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History, mission, vision and values

The Canadian Medical Association unites over 85,000 members physicians on national health and medical matters. Formed in Quebec City in 1867, the CMA’s rich history of advocacy led to some of Canada’s most important health policy changes. As we look to the future, the CMA will focus on advocating for a healthy population and a vibrant profession.


Empowering and caring for patients


A vibrant profession and a healthy population


We are known for...

Uniting physicians on fundamental tenets important to the medical profession.

Honesty in representing our members and conducting our business.

Caring for physicians, patients and each other.

Community building
Bringing diverse communities together to pursue common goals.