Canadian Medical Association

Tools & Resources


Physician Health and Wellness in Canada: Connecting behaviours and occupational stressors to psychological outcomes

Building on the work of the National Physician Health Survey, which surveyed nearly 3,000 physicians and residents, this report provides an in-depth look at occupational and behavioral factors that may be linked to physician burnout, depression and other wellness factors.


CMA Policy on Physician Health

This policy provides a series of broad, aspirational recommendations to help guide stakeholders at all levels of the health system to promote a healthy, vibrant, and engaged profession.


CMA National Physician Health Survey: A National Snapshot

How many physicians report burnout or screen positive for depression? The 2018 report on the CMA National Physician Health Survey provides valuable baseline data on a range of wellness indicators for physicians and residents in Canada, providing breakdowns by gender, years of practice, and urban/rural.


CMA Statement on Physician Health and Wellness

What does physician wellness mean and why is it important? This statement on physician health and wellness outlines a set of principles and commitments to help you promote healthy training and practice environments.

Get Involved

Become a CMA Wellness Ambassador

Are you interested in improving physician health and wellness? Medical students, residents and early career physicians who join the CMA Ambassador Program can be selected to attend ICPH 2020.

Have your say

The CMA supports communities of interest to help physicians tackle issues that matter to the medical professions and health care in Canada. Join our community engagement platform and help inform our work.

Related Resources

Perspectives on physician health

Get fast facts about physician health and hear perspectives about the importance of supporting physician health and wellness in this two-minute video.