Committees

Much of the CMPA Council's work is delegated to the various committees. In addition, sub-committees or working groups are sometimes created to deal with issues of concern.

The Bylaw requires the following four committees:

  • Audit Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Case Review Committee
  • Nominating Committee

The Bylaw authorizes council to constitute and dissolve additional committees as required.

The current CMPA governance model is depicted below. Revisions to this model, primarily associated with the number and type of working groups, occur as required.

The model does not reflect working groups constituted by council for assignments of relatively short duration (e.g. less than 12 months).

Committee structure

Composition of committees

Council establishes the membership of committees annually. Each committee is governed by terms of reference that outline its mandate, composition, duties and responsibilities, accountability, procedures, meetings, and activities.

Members of council and external members both serve on the following committees: Audit Committee; Investment Committee; Nominating Committee; and Pension Committee. External members are selected for their expertise and knowledge relevant to the specific mandate of the committee on which they serve.

As part of its sound governance practices, the council conducts a committee structure and effectiveness review on a biennial basis.

Committees 2016 – 2017

The mandate and membership of each of the existing committees are described below.

Members may wish to contact the CMPA President to discuss governance issues. Inquiries regarding operational or case-specific matters should be directed to 1-800-267-6522.

 

Executive Committee

Mandate — Acts for council between its meetings. Council may delegate to the Executive Committee all or part of its powers, except the power to appoint councillors, committees, and the executive director. Considers and determines issues of strategy, policy, risk governance and other matters requiring action between Council meetings. The Executive Committee generally meets nine to eleven times per year.

Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (Chair)
Dr. Boyce, Debra
Dr. Brossard, Jean-Hugues
Dr. Chafe, Susan
Dr. Cohen, Michael
Dr. Crawford, Gordon
Dr. Farnan, Paul
Dr. Hayton, Susan
Dr. Sabbah, Robert
Dr. Wallace, Christopher
 

 

Audit Committee

Mandate — Assists council in fulfilling its oversight role with respect to financial management and controls across the CMPA. The committee’s financial oversight role extends to all financial matters (policies, procedures, and risks) across the organization, including those that might also be under the purview of other governance bodies. The Audit Committee generally meets at least four times each year.

Dr. Naysmith, David (Chair)
Dr. Boyce, Debra
Dr. Craigen, Gerard
Dr. Johnson, Darcy
Dr. Rinaldi, Fredrykka
Mrs. Hume, Doreen (external)
Prof. Moore, John (external)
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (ex officio)
 

 

Case Review Committee

Mandate — Considers the conduct or defence of matters or proceedings, by action or complaint, against active, former, and deceased members. This includes the authority to determine the nature and extent of assistance to a member. The committee also provides strategic guidance to, and governance oversight of, the CMPA’s medical-legal case management control system, including the provision of legal services.   The Case Review Committee generally meets at least twice a month.

Dr. Boyce, Debra (Chair)
Dr. Barron, Alexander
Dr. Bergin, Patrick
Dr. Craigen, Gerard
Dr. Crosby, Edward
Dr. Jorgensen, Sally
Dr. Mercier, Claude
Dr. Wallace Christopher
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (ex officio)
 

 

Extent of Assistance Committee

Mandate — Reviews the issues surrounding requests for assistance by CMPA members and develops the philosophy and principles to guide the CMPA’s discretion for consideration by council. Provides guidance on strategic initiatives impacting members, member service and CMPA programs related to the mutuality obligations of members. Identifies and considers organizational risks related to the protection of members. The Extent of Assistance Committee generally meets two to three times each year.

Dr. Brossard, Jean-Hugues (Chair)
Dr. Bergin, Patrick
Dr. Farnan, Paul
Dr. Gillis-Doyle, Jennifer
Dr. Halparin, Elliot
Dr. Lafrenière, Michel
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (ex officio)
 

 

Governance Committee

Mandate — Strengthens and enhances the Association’s governance performance by overseeing and advancing sound and effective corporate governance principles and practices designed to aid the long-term success and governance integrity of the Association and its council. Provides oversight of and directs specific governance projects and activities approved by council. The Governance Committee generally meets three to five times each year.

Dr. Cohen, Michael (Chair)
Dr. Cooper, Robert
Dr. Lafrenière, Michel
Dr. Rinaldi, Fredrykka
Dr. Singh, Birinder
Dr. Vroom, Robbert
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (ex officio)
 

 

Human Resources and Compensation Committee

Mandate — Provides strategic guidance to, and governance oversight of, the CMPA’s human resource functions. The Human Resources and Compensation Committee generally meets three to four times each year.

Dr. Singh, Birinder (Chair)
Dr. Cohen, Michael
Dr. Dorion, Dominique
Dr. Gillis-Doyle, Jennifer

Dr. Johnson, Darcy
Dr. Kane, Barbara
Dr. Leduc, Yolande
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (ex officio)
 

 

Investment Committee

Mandate — Establishes the CMPA’s investment policy, and reviews the results in comparison to the approved investment strategy. Establishes the strategic asset allocation strategy intended to deliver the required investment returns within the risk budget approved by council. Advises council as to the long-term expected return on the CMPA’s investment portfolio. The Investment Committee generally meets at least once in each calendar quarter.

Dr. Crosby, Edward (Chair)
Dr. Barron, Alexander
Dr. Boyce, Debra
Dr. Cohen, Michael
Dr. Crawford, Gordon
Dr. Naysmith, David
Ms. Brodkin, Wendy (external)
Mr. Cotsman, Stephen (external)
Mr. Murray, John (external)
Mr. Thiessen, Gordon (external)
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (ex officio)
 

 

Member and Stakeholder Relations Committee

Mandate — Provides strategic guidance to, and oversight of, the CMPA’s communications and stakeholder engagement activities, including the understanding and managing of relevant and emerging issues in the external environment. The Member and Stakeholder Relations Committee generally meets three to four times each year.

Dr. Kane, Barbara (Chair)
Dr. Boyce, Debra
Dr. Cohen, Michael
Dr. Edworthy, Steven
Dr. Sabbah, Robert
Dr. Sullivan, Michael
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (ex officio)
 

 

Nominating Committee

Mandate – Identifies and proposes to the membership council candidates who will ensure that the governance of the Association is of the highest caliber and reflective of the Association’s membership. The Nominating Committee generally meets three to four times each year.

Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (Chair)
Dr. Cooper, Robert
Dr. Halparin, Elliot
Dr. Hayton, Susan
Dr. Vroom, Robbert
Dr. Groves, Lawrence (external)
Dr. Lawrence, Michael (external)
 

 

Pension Committee

Mandate — Provides oversight on matters affecting the policy and administration of the CMPA Pension Plan for staff and the CMPA Pension Plan for senior staff, for consideration of policy and for monitoring and oversight of matters affecting the administration of the Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan (SERP). The committee safeguards the plan’s assets, monitors the investment of the pension funds, ensures the plans remain compliant with applicable legislation and regulation, and acts in accordance with the best interests of the plan beneficiaries. The Pension Committee generally meets quarterly.

Dr. Singh, Birinder (Chair)
Dr. Cohen, Michael
Dr. Dorion, Dominique
Dr. Gillis-Doyle, Jennifer
Dr. Johnson, Darcy
Dr. Kane, Barbara
Dr. Leduc, Yolande
Mr. Cotsman, Stephen (external)
Mrs. Hume, Doreen (external)
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (ex officio)
 

 

Safe Medical Care Committee

Mandate — Supports and provides strategic guidance to the CMPA’s efforts in safe medical care, including research and analytics, safe medical care stakeholder collaboration, and practice improvement and risk management. The Committee generally meets up to three times per year.

Dr. Dorion, Dominique (Chair)
Dr. Chafe, Susan
Dr. Edworthy, Steven
Dr. Jorgensen, Sally
Dr. Leduc, Yolande
Dr. Mercier, Claude
Dr. Sullivan, Michael
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph (ex officio)
 

 

Medical Professional Liability Committee

Dr. Wallace, Christopher
 

 

Comité sur la responsabilité professionnelle des médecins

Dr. Brossard, Jean-Hugues
 

 

Secrétaire délégué pour le Québec

Not required.
 

 

Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Voting representative
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph
 

 

Canadian Medical Association

Representative
Dr. Condé, Jean-Joseph