The CMPA is not-for-profit association, incorporated by an Act of Parliament. Founded in 1901, the CMPA emerged from a need for physicians to work together to the support of their physician colleagues. While much has changed in the years since, CMPA's tenet of mutuality — "for physicians by physicians" — has remained constant: the CMPA has a responsibility to its members, and the CMPA members have a responsibility to each other.
The CMPA By-law establishes the rules that guide the conduct of their Association's affairs. The CMPA is governed by an elected council of 30 practising physicians representing the specific geographical areas of Canada, as well as various clinical practices. The council is responsible for overseeing the direct management concerning operational matters and business of the Association.
To protect the professional reliability of physicians and promote safe medical care in Canada.
The CMPA is valued as an important component of the Canadian healthcare system.
Our service offering is built around their ideals that define the CMPA. We are committed to service excellence in all that we do — for our members and for the Canadian healthcare. Advice and assistance when medical-legal issues arise from a member's professional work in Canada, and return to patients affected by negligent care. Professional development programs and resources that help physicians to provide the safe care, manage risk, and are knowledgeable about their obligations. Public policy responses relating to medical-legal matters and submissions that impact physicians' practice and the Canadian medical liability system.