Canadian Medical Association

As part of changes announced Mar. 1, 2023, starting in December 2023, the CMA no longer includes clinical tools and services as part of CMA membership. The following information is aimed to help physicians and medical learners locate alternate sources of clinical information. 

Subscription and discount options


Different subscription packages are available through the publisher, Elsevier. Please note that subscription discounts are available for institutional subscriptions only. To inquire about an institutional subscription to ClinicalKey Flex, please contact Shelley Singh ([email protected]).


Canadian drug and therapeutic information is available through the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Discounts are available for groups of five (5) physicians or more. Please contact CPhA at [email protected] or 800-917-9489.


Point-of-care summaries are available through EBSCO Health. Physicians who are interested in purchasing an annual subscription to DynaMed can do so at a special rate. To receive a 25% individual discount, please click here (offer is valid until Apr. 30, 2024). Additional discounts are available for physician group purchases and institutional subscriptions. Please contact:

  • Tracey Samson, Vice President of Medical Sales (Eastern Canada) – [email protected] 
  • Christian Patrick, Vice President of Medical Sales (Western Canada) – [email protected]

POEMs and Essential Evidence Plus

Daily emails and point-of-care information are available through Wiley publishing.


Point-of-care information is available through Wolters Kluwer. To save 10% on your annual or longer personal UpToDate subscription renewal, use the coupon code CMA10 applicable for practicing physicians, residents and students. The discount is valid until December 31, 2024. Discounts are also available from the Canadian Federation of Medical Students, the Quebec Medical Federation of Students and the Ontario Medical Association.

Alternative clinical information service providers

Physicians and medical learners may have access to clinical information tools and/or library services through alternative providers, including hospitals, health systems, medical school libraries or other organizations.

National & International


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia





Selected sources of clinical practice guidelines

Canadian guidelines

Alberta Health Services Cancer Screening Programs
Alberta Health Service Cancer Guidelines
BC guidelines
British Columbia Cancer Agency Cancer Management Manual
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control - Antimicrobial Stewardship for Healthcare Professionals
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society
Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver
Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
Canadian Association of Radiologists
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Canadian Chiropractic Association
Canadian Coalition for seniors' Mental Health
Canadian Health Network - key clinical guidelines and statements

Canadian College of Medical Geneticists
Canadian Immunization Guide
Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments
Canadian Paediatric Society
Canadian Psychiatric Association
Canadian Psychiatric Association - position statements
Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (click the Guidance tab to see a list of guidelines)

Canadian Rheumatology Association
Canadian Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
Canadian Thoracic Society
Canadian Urological Association
Cancer Care Ontario's Program in Evidence-based Care
CancerCare Manitoba
CMAJ Guidelines
Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT)
Diabetes Canada
Family Practice Oncology Network (BC)
Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee (BC) - partner guidelines
Health Quality Ontario - Quality Standards
Health Quality Ontario - Guidance
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (Canadian Stroke Best Practices)
Hypertension Canada - Canadian Hypertension Education Program
Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux
Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada
Lymphoma Canada
National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)
Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Standards and Guidelines
Obesity Canada
Parkinson Canada
Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER)
Pediatric Oncology Group Of Ontario
Perinatal Services BC
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Therapeutics Initiative (The University of British Columbia)
Thrombosis Canada
Toward Optimized Practice [Alberta]
Wounds Canada

International guidelines

Guideline Central (US)
ECRI Guidelines Trust
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
TRIP database – a medical database that includes international guidelines, including Canadian ones
Guidelines International Network (GIN) International Guidelines Library

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