At the CMA, we applaud today’s announcement by the CMA Foundation (CMAF) to contribute funds to address the urgent needs of vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in communities across Canada.
Equitable access to care and healthy outcomes shouldn’t be out of reach for anyone who calls Canada home; but regrettably we see too many fault lines in our system and the pandemic is only making it more evident and more acute. I’m so proud of the CMA Foundation for recognizing this need and making this important donation. We know that this period has been challenging for everyone, but it has been particularly hard on those who face food insecurity, homelessness, mental health and substance use challenges.
This announcement by the CMAF now brings their overall COVID-related contributions to a historic $30 million – supporting health care, the medical profession and our vulnerable communities. We know the need is great and the impact of these donations will ensure a strong legacy.
Dr. Sandy Buchman
President, Canadian Medical Association