The CMA is the voice of Canada’s medical profession.
We work with physicians on issues that matter to the profession and the health of Canadians. Our focus is health advocacy — informed by policy and prioritized by our members.
Our purpose is to drive meaningful change.
We do that by launching conversations and debate on today’s most pressing and complex health challenges. By bringing doctors together to share their unique knowledge and insights into the health system. And by championing solutions that support the profession and improve health and health care.
Provoking influential dialogue
We drive change in health care by launching national conversations on issues that matter and facilitating knowledge sharing across the profession.
Supporting doctors in bringing their best
We help create the conditions for physicians to bring their full talent and best ideas to health care, contributing to a vibrant medical profession.
Uniting physicians to foster change
We bring together doctors from across Canada to share perspectives, build relationships and strike initiatives that lead to important change.
Amplifying the collective voice of physicians
We strengthen the voice of the profession by uniting doctors, medical students and residents across Canada in a single national association.
Leading the evolution of medical culture
We work collaboratively with physicians to ensure an outstanding medical culture in Canada, with high standards of professionalism and ethics.
Physicians empower and care for patients. It is their calling and their passion. This is reflected in our mission and integral to realizing our vision of a vibrant medical profession and a healthy population.
Empowering and caring for patients
A vibrant profession and a healthy population
Driving meaningful change in health care
Advocating on issues that matter to the profession and their patients
Prescribing medication is a key part of many physicians’ practice. Yet the high cost of prescription drugs can make them inaccessible to many Canadians. For more than three decades, the CMA has been a strong advocate for affordable prescription medications.
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.