Canada’s health care crisis isn’t a “pandemic problem.”
But urgent action is needed. We deserve better – now.
The CMA is committed to driving ambitious change to avoid system collapse and move the dial on longer-term health transformation.
Our goal is improving health, the health system and the health workforce at a national level – with a focus on areas where we can have the greatest impact:
We believe everyone should have the chance to be healthy.
Our work includes the establishment of a Guiding Circle, a group of First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders and knowledge-keepers, to shape our efforts on more equitable, relevant care for Indigenous peoples. We also continue to collaborate on both improved community support and national standards for long-term care to ensure everyone in Canada can age with dignity.
We believe in a sustainable, accessible health system.
Our work includes advocating for an integrated health workforce strategy and calling for pan-Canadian medical licensure to mobilize physicians across the country. We’re also leading the conversation on health system adaptations to climate change and net-zero health care.
We believe physicians should be treated with the same compassion as patients.
Our work includes a National Physician Health Survey to track stress on the profession and inform support initiatives. We successfully advocated for Bill C-3, a law that helps protect health care workers from intimidation. And we produce tools and resources for doctors and medical learners on our Physician Wellness Hub.
What can you do to help?
Collaboration with physicians and learners of all ages, stages and specialties, from rural and remote communities as well as big cities, is essential for a better way forward.
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