The CMA president, elected by members, speaks on behalf of the medical profession to media, government officials and stakeholders. The role is currently held by Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an award-winning medical leader and anesthesiologist practising in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Our board of directors
Our work is driven by a board of directors made up of physicians, two medical learners and a non-physician member.
Our executive leadership team
Learn more about the team that oversees the CMA’s day-to-day operations and implements the strategic direction set out by our board.
A number of committees support our governance and overall activities, from recruiting and securing candidates for our leadership positions to overseeing our financial management.
See highlights from past CMA Board of Directors’ meetings:
Our group of companies
CMA Impact Inc.
CMA Impact Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the CMA. The CMA Impact board is responsible for overseeing its business and operations in alignment with the CMA’s strategy.
The CMA Foundation provides impactful charitable giving to registered Canadian charities that further excellence in health care and support Canadian physicians and medical learners.
The CMAJ Group issues a range of publications, including CMAJ, Canada’s leading peer-reviewed medical journal. Learn about our commitment to upholding the editorial independence of our publications.
Provincial/territorial medical associations
We work closely with the provincial/territorial medical associations, sharing key priorities and uniting with them at the national level to tackle common challenges and amplify one another’s work.
Affiliates, associated societies and observer organizations
Our collaborative relationships with national specialty and special-interest physician organizations help to strengthen our work by providing focused input on issues, policies and initiatives.