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. Sandy Buchman is the current CMA President.

Dr. Ann Collins is the CMA President-elect.

Learn more about timelines, eligibility and how to run.


Board of Directors

When there are vacancies, the CMA organizes elections for CMA Board of Director positions. Terms are generally three years, except for student and resident directors, which are one year. Nominations for positions on the CMA Board of Directors can be put forward through various means including nominations submitted by provincial and territorial medical associations (PTMAs), student and resident affiliates-members or delegates of CMA General Council. Nominees are voted on at the CMA’s General Council.

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 Director

CMA Director Job Description

Transition Plan for new CMA Board of Directors Structure


Other elected positions

The CMA holds an annual elections process to fill vacant committee positions. Nominations for these positions can be put forward by PTMAs, affiliates-members (a minimum of 50 member signatures is required) or delegates of CMA General Council. Nominees are voted on annually at the CMA’s General Council.

To learn more about these positions, read the full guidelines here:

CMA Audit and Finance Committee

CMA Committee on Ethics

CMA Committee on Nominations

CMA Governance Committee

CMA Speaker and Deputy Speaker of General Council