Connecting with members on key issues affecting the medical profession

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is committed to putting its members at the centre of our work. And  we know the work many of our members do is making a big difference to health care. So, in 2019, we launched a redesign of cma.ca that allows us to showcase our members and their ground-breaking work as well as provide new ways for them to connect with the CMA  and each other.

As part of the redesign, we’ve created a new community engagement platform that allows our members and stakeholders – including provincial and territorial medical associations – to provide input on our work and join discussions on key issues affecting the medical profession.

The following discussions are taking place on the platform until Apr. 1:

  • Equity and diversity in medicine a members-only discussion hosted by CMA President Dr. Gigi Osler
  • Physician workforce and physician health and wellness held in conjunction with our CMA Regional Member Forums.

In addition to these two discussions, we’re also interested in hearing members’ big, bold and innovative ideas. Your ideas will be critical in shaping the CMA’s future actions, particularly as we enter a federal election year, and will help us deliver on our vision of a vibrant profession and a healthy population.

This new platform is also home to our communities  of interest — groups of physicians, medical students, patients and health care professionals who are connecting on an area of common interest.

As a CMA member you can use the platform to find out more about the communities we’ve sponsored through our grant program.

The Equity In Medicine community of interest, focused on addressing gender equity in the medical profession, is live and currently recruiting physician members. In the future, you’ll be able to start your own communities on issues you’re passionate about.

Many of your peers have already joined the conversation and shared their ideas. To access the platform, visit community.cma.ca

 If it’s your first time using the community engagement platform, you’ll be asked to log in using your cma.ca account. If you don’t have an account, select “Don’t have an account” for instructions on how to create one.

Please weigh in! Your perspective will help ensure our work reflects the needs of physicians, medical students and patients.