Canadian Medical Association

Putting physicians first

Physicians and medical learners have struggled with burnout and depression, and the pandemic is making it worse.

Together, we’re addressing this issue with impact, immediacy and staying power. That’s why we’ve pledged $115 million over 10 years to support a vibrant medical profession and a healthy population with a focus on physician health and wellness.

The Canadian Medical Association, MD Financial Management and Scotiabank share a deep sense of appreciation and gratitude for physicians across the country.

We’re committed to putting physicians first.

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Our commitment to putting physicians first.

Here are some of the initiatives made possible by this collaboration: 

Physician Wellness+ Initiative

Addressing the urgent and ongoing health and wellness needs of physicians and medical learners.

Learn more about Physician Wellness+ Initiative

Canadian Conference on Physician Health

Gold sponsor for Physician Wellness Conference 2019–2021
 

Code Life Ventilator Challenge

Two-week global innovation challenge to design a simple, low-cost ventilator

Learn more about Code Life Ventilator Challenge

Doctors Manitoba

Three-year pilot to create Communities of Practice to help eliminate barriers to physician health and wellness

National Arts Centre

"On Call" speaker series with Dr. Jillian Horton, focused on physician wellness

National Specialty Societies

Physician health and wellness programs

Learn more about National Specialty Societies

National Specialty Societies and Representative Groups

Physician support during COVID-19

Learn more about National Specialty Societies and Representative Groups

National Physician Wellness Research Initiative

Helping develop a national strategy and framework for physician wellness

New Brunswick Medical Society

Two physician health and wellness initiatives for one-on-one counselling and peer counselling

Provincial and Territorial Medical Associations and Representative Groups

Physician support during COVID-19

Learn more about Provincial and Territorial Medical Associations and Representative Groups

Well Doc Alberta

Building a centralized portal for resources on physician wellness

Learn more about Well Doc Alberta

Wellness Support Line

Provides 24/7 mental health support and counselling to physicians, residents, medical students and their immediate families in SK, ON, NS, NL, YT and NU

Learn more about Wellness Support Line

Physician Wellness+ Initiative

Addressing the urgent and ongoing health and wellness needs of physicians and medical learners.

Learn more about Physician Wellness+ Initiative

National Specialty Societies and Representative Groups

Physician support during COVID-19 

Learn more about National Specialty Societies and Representative Groups

National Specialty Societies

Physician health and wellness programs

Learn more about National Specialty Societies

National Arts Centre

"On Call" speaker series with Dr. Jillian Horton, focused on physician wellness

Well Doc Alberta

Building a centralized portal for resources on physician wellness

Learn more about Well Doc Alberta

Wellness Support Line

Provides 24/7 mental health support and counselling to physicians, residents, medical students and their immediate families in SK, ON, NS, NL, YT and NU

Learn more about Wellness Support Line

Canadian Conference on Physician Health

Gold sponsor for Physician Wellness Conference 2019–2021

Code Life Ventilator Challenge

Two-week global innovation challenge to design a simple, low-cost ventilator

Learn more about Code Life Ventilator Challenge

National Physician Wellness Research Initiative

Helping develop a national strategy and framework for physician wellness

Doctors Manitoba

Three-year pilot to create Communities of Practice to help eliminate barriers to physician health and wellness

New Brunswick Medical Society

Two physician health and wellness initiatives for one-on-one counselling and peer counselling

Provincial and Territorial Medical Associations and Representative Groups

Physician support during COVID-19

Learn more about Provincial and Territorial Medical Associations and Representative Groups

This is just incredible for us because with this money we can not only give information (about physician wellness), we can change culture. Collectively, we can get done in the next three years what it would probably have taken our current team another 10 or 12 to do.

 - Dr. Jane Lemaire, Well Doc Alberta

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