The CMA sparks action on issues that matter to the medical profession and Canadians. We unite physicians and physicians-in-training from across the country to amplify their perspective. We work with members and partners to build policies and programs to improve Canadians’ health, and we promote these policies directly to governments.
Our goal is to bring about positive change in Canadian health care with the interests of doctors and their patients front and centre.
As the collective voice of physicians in Canada, the CMA has a unique perspective on Canada’s health care landscape. This gives us a clear view of which issues demand the most urgent attention, whether they are long-standing or emerging. Today, our advocacy priorities include:
Access to Care
In many areas of the country, providing timely access to health care services is a growing challenge. Millions of Canadians …
With cannabis use now legal in Canada, we continue to advocate for a science-based, public health approach to the substance — and actively support physicians with information and resources about cannabis use for medical purposes.
Climate Change and Health
From warming temperatures in the north to wildfires, heat waves and flooding, many Canadians are experiencing the effects of…
The opioid crisis has claimed thousands of lives. We’re helping physicians get the information they need for appropriate prescribing and treating of opioid addiction.
As Canada’s population ages, wait times and health care costs will continue to climb. We want a national seniors strategy, and investments into more effective and accessible seniors care.
The CMA is leading the conversation about technology’s potential to transform Canadian health care — including looking at the barriers to the widespread adoption of virtual care.