The CMA unites the medical profession in Canada to improve the health of Canadians and strengthen the health care system. Our strategic plan outlines how we support our members in achieving these goals.
We focus on advocacy, seeking to inform and shape public policy with the perspective of Canada’s physicians. Insights from our members and CMA policy specialists help us advance initiatives and policies to address some of the most pressing health issues in Canada.
What we stand 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
Bringing diverse communities together to pursue common goals
Our strategic objectives
- Unite and inspire physicians on health issues and causes that matter
- Engage in courageous, influential and collaborative dialogue and advocacy
- Consistently bring a patient perspective to the work of the CMA
CMA Board of Directors
How we’re governed
The CMA is governed by a board of directors made up of members from each province and territory, a medical student representative and a resident representative. The board meets regularly to provide direction to the senior management team and ensure the CMA’s bylaws are upheld. We identify priorities for health care system improvements at our annual Health Summit and General Council meeting, as well as through member proposals, member forums and communities of interest.
Driving meaningful change in health care
Advocating on issues that matter to the profession and their patients
With cannabis use now legal in Canada, we continue to advocate for a science-based, public health approach to the substance — and actively support physicians with information and resources about cannabis use for medical purposes.
As Canada’s population ages, wait times and health care costs will continue to climb. We want a national seniors strategy, and investments into more effective and accessible seniors care.
about Seniors Care