The CMA unites the medical profession in Canada to improve the health of Canadians and strengthen the health care system. We are currently developing our new strategic plan, Impact 2040, which will outline how we will continue to 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.
CMA Board of Directors
The board is responsible for managing the CMA’s affairs, which includes overseeing for-profit subsidiaries, strategic planning and risk management. The board meets regularly to provide direction to the senior management team.about CMA Board of Directors
The CMA’s leadership teams set our strategic priorities — ensuring all policies, actions and activities advance our vision of a vibrant medical profession and a healthy population in Canada.about CMA Leadership
The CMA Governance structure includes CMA members, an Annual General Meeting, General Council, a Board of Directors and several committees.about CMA Governance
AGM and General Council
The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for members to connect on important and emerging association issues. General Council is an opportunity for members to weigh in on CMA policy.about AGM and General Council
CMA Nominations and Elections
The CMA follows fair and transparent processes to nominate and elect its president-elect, board members, and other CMA committee members.about CMA Nominations and Elections
Member Health Policy Proposals
Accepted year-round, members can submit health policy proposals to help establish a new CMA policy or clarify CMA’s ongoing health advocacy.about Member Health Policy Proposals
Corporate business proposals
Addressed yearly at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), members can submit corporate business proposals to enhance CMA governance, operations and bylaws up to 90 days before the AGM.about Corporate business proposals
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