Canadian Medical Association

Virtual peer support

Wellness Connection sessions provide a virtual, safe space where physicians and medical learners can gather to discuss shared experiences, get support, seek advice and help each other. 

These virtual peer support sessions are available each week to all physicians and learners in Canada. Sessions are led by trained facilitators and cover a range of topics and themes to address critical needs and emerging strategies to support physicians and learners.

"The Wellness Connection provides useful and easy access to support, connecting me with peers who are going through similar challenges."

- Wellness Connection participant

Upcoming sessions

Compassions Rounds: Impact of climate change on well-being, June 15, 2023, 7 pm ET

Moderated by Dr. Daniela Isfan

With frequent news stories on extreme weather events and our own observations of environmental changes, climate change anxiety is an emerging problem. 

In this session, you’ll have an opportunity to talk about how you view the world and the future in light of these concerns and consider actions you can take to help lessen the impacts of climate change on both your physical surroundings and your mind.

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Are you and medicine on the rocks? June 22, 2023, 7 pm ET

Moderated by Dr. Sharman Robertson

Have you been thinking of leaving medicine? Have you considered changing how you practise or reducing your hours? What would that look like? 

This peer support session will offer a chance to share your thoughts, feelings, frustrations, hopes and plans while navigating a career in or outside of medicine. 

While this discussion will build on previous sessions, new participants are also welcome.

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Women in medical leadership, June 27, 2023, 7 pm ET

Moderated by Dr. Daniela Isfan

Making substantive and long-lasting change to the health care system will require skilled leadership from within, including from traditionally under-represented groups. 

In this session, participants will explore questions around women in leadership: What are the challenges and opportunities? What biases do we hold about gender and leadership, and how can we work together toward fairness and empowerment for women in positions of influence?

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Do you have questions about Wellness Connection? Read our frequently asked questions to learn more

Get support now

If you are feeling overwhelmed, or are looking for someone to speak to, we encourage you to visit the Physician Wellness Support page for a list of national crisis numbers and provincial physician health programs.

Learn about peer support

Resources to help physicians understand, provide and access peer support, and to create effective peer support programs.


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