Canadian Medical Association

CMA president

Every year, the CMA holds fair and transparent nominations and elections processes for the position of CMA president-elect.

Dr. Katharine Smart is the current CMA president.
Dr. Alika Lafontaine is the CMA president-elect.
Dr. Ann Collins is the CMA past president.

Learn more about timelines, eligibility and how to run.

Other leadership positions

CMA Appointments Committee: one member-at-large position

The CMA is currently seeking applications to fill an immediate vacancy for a member-at-large position on the CMA Appointments Committee. We encourage nominations and applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Appointments Committee Overview

  • The role of the Appointments Committee is to bring recommendations to the CMA Board to fill certain vacancies on CMA committees, groups and nominees to several outside organizations/bodies. 
  • It comprises four CMA directors and one member-at-large, and typically meets virtually at least twice per year.
  • The Appointments Committee chooses its own Chair, who then also serves on the CMA Nominations Committee.

Member-At-Large Vacancy

Candidates will be considered by the CMA Appointments Committee, which will present its recommendation to the CMA Board of Directors in early December. All candidates will be advised thereafter.

2021 Nominations Committee Report

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