Canadian Medical Association

Every year, the CMA holds fair and transparent nominations and elections processes for the position of CMA President-Elect. The call for nominations issued before each election is open to all eligible members.

Dr. Ann Collins was selected in February 2019 as the next CMA President-Elect nominee by the members of the New Brunswick Medical Society (CMA members). This nomination must be ratified during the CMA General Council elections on August 11, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario.

Following ratification, Dr. Collins will serve as CMA President-Elect until the CMA’s Annual General Meeting in 2020, when she will then become CMA President.

Dr. Sandy Buchman is the current CMA President-Elect.

To learn more about the election — including timelines, eligibility and how to run — read the full guidelines here:

How to Become CMA President

The Canadian Medical Association Presidential Term

CMA Presidential Rotation

Best practices

We work with a third-party election services provider to ensure best practices are followed and that our election processes are equitable, effectively managed and transparent.

For more information, contact CMAElections@cma.ca.


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