2021 Council elections

Election results will be announced on
August 16

Each year approximately one-third of CMPA Council positions are scheduled for nomination and election. Any CMPA member in an Area and Division with positions scheduled for nomination and election may seek nomination. Members engaged in a residency program in Canada are eligible to run for CMPA Council election.

Key dates and activities

October 15, 2020
Deadline for submissions for consideration by the Nominating Committee 


February 17, 2021
Deadline for receipt of nominations from the membership

January 13, 2021
Release of the Report of the Nominating Committee - slate of candidates proposed by Committee 


March 24, 2021
Online voting opens for members in areas where elections are required

April 28, 2021
Online voting ends  

August 16, 2021
Election results announced at the CMPA Annual Meeting

Election period: VOTING CLOSED

Thank you to all members who took the time to vote in the election. We know these are challenging times and we thank you for your continued efforts. Your contributions toward the care and safety of Canadians are invaluable. We also extend our thanks and appreciation to all members who expressed interest in seeking nomination to Council and to those who ran for election. These individuals deserve our collective gratitude for their willingness to serve the CMPA.

In 2021, voting occurred for 12 Council positions in the following Areas and Divisions:

Area 1 (British Columbia and Yukon)

1 position in Division A

1 position in Division B

Area 4 (Manitoba)

1 position in Division A or B

Area 5 (Ontario)

2 positions in Division A

3 positions in Division B

Area 6 (Québec)

3 positions in Division B

Areas 1-10 (National position for a member engaged in a residency program in Canada)

1 position in Division A

View all candidates on the 2021 CMPA Council election status page.

*Proposed through the Nominating Committee

Who we are looking for

The CMPA seeks and values diversity among Council members. A wide range of perspectives and opinions promotes effective governance and is vital to the CMPA’s ability to respond to the complex, multi-stakeholder environment in which it operates.

We aim for a strong Council committed to equity and diversity where the experience of each member combines to collectively meet the needs of the Association. Our Council aims to reflect diversity across characteristics such as gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, ethnicity and race, as well as within medical professionals and representation from the entire country.

The CMPA is therefore seeking a diverse pool of candidates for nomination to Council for 2021. We invite and encourage submissions from members from all backgrounds, who feel they can make a unique and valuable contribution to Council.

To become a CMPA Council member

  1. Read about who we are looking for and your role on Council.
  2. Learn about the nomination and election process, and the documents you need to submit.
  3. Complete and submit all required material by the posted deadlines.

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