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. Ann Collins is the current CMA president.
Dr. Katherine Smart is the CMA president-elect.

Learn more about timelines, eligibility and how to run.


Board of Directors

The CMA elections process is organized through its Nominations Committee. Terms for provincial/territorial directors are three years (renewable once). Nominations will be solicited and may be put forward by provincial and territorial medical associations (PTMAs) and affiliates (RDoC and CFMS) or by a requisite number of members from a jurisdiction. Terms for student and resident directors are one year (renewable twice) and nominations may be put forward by their affiliate society or the requisite number of members of that affiliate society. For additional details please consult the CMA Bylaw 12.3.3. Nominees are ratified by the CMA’s AGM/General Council.

Equity and Diversity

As described in our Policy on Equity and Diversity in Medicine, the CMA is committed to equity and diversity and to reconciliation. The CMA aims to implement robust processes for inclusion as a vehicle to achieving equity and diversity. It is important that we have a Board of Directors that reflects the diversity of the medical profession and the communities we serveto ensure a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and skills to provide better solutions, drive innovation and creativity, and enhance decision making. The CMA encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences. To learn more about this process — including timelines, eligibility and how to join the board — read the full guidelines here:

To learn more about this process — including timelines, eligibility and how to join the board — read the full guidelines here:

Nomination Timeline and Eligibility Criteria for CMA Board Directors

CMA Director Job Description


Other elected positions

The CMA holds an annual nomination process to fill vacant committee positions. Nominations for these positions will be solicited and be put forward by PTMAs and affiliates (RDoC and CFMS) or by affiliates-members (a minimum of 50 member signatures is required). Nominees are ratified by the CMA’s AGM/General Council. All committee terms (with the exception of the student and resident positions) are three years (renewable once).

Learn more about these positions here:

CMA Appointments Committee

CMA Audit and Finance Committee

CMA Committee on Ethics

CMA Governance Committee

CMA Nominations Committee

CMA Chair of the AGM/Speaker and Vice Chair/Deputy Speaker of General Council

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