Communities of interest bring people together to explore ideas, share experiences, solve problems and take action. Physicians, medical learners, health professionals and patients are creating these kinds of communities all across Canada. Our grants and online platform are designed to support the creation of communities of interest that address issues impacting the medical profession, or advance ideas to improve health and health care.
2018 Community of Interest grants
Bringing physicians and First Nations communities together to resolve Indigenous health inequities.
Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Medical Community
Empowering members to build an inclusive medical culture and realize gender equity.
Raising awareness of patient access issues and available resources for vulnerable populations.
Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (CAMAP)
Evolving an existing CAMAP listserve into a broad, national forum.
Building a national network to share knowledge and inform municipal, provincial and federal substance use policies.
Apply for a community of interest grant
Why should I apply?
Members have told us funding, time, resources and communication are all essential to the success of a community of interest. Our community of interest grants help in all these areas — providing funding, strategic advice, community management support, coaching, and access to CMA communications channels. Get everything you need to make a real and lasting impact.
How do I apply?
To apply for a community of interest grant, you must be a CMA member. Submit an application providing the details of your community, its leadership, objectives and proposed budget.
How are recipients selected?
Every submission is reviewed by a selection committee of physicians and medical learners. Proposals are scored on their objectives, strategic approach, leadership and project plans. You can find the full 2018 selection criteria here.
Driving meaningful change in health care
Advocating on issues that matter to the profession and their patients
Medical Assistance in Dying
From a position of neutrality — supporting members who provide services for medically assisted dying and those who choose not to — the CMA is driving dialogue about this complex end-of-life intervention.
about Medical Assistance in Dying
Physician Health and Wellness
Patient care can suffer when physicians don’t care for themselves. The CMA is highlighting the importance of physician health and wellness through our policies, advocacy, and research.
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