President and CEO message

President Dr. Jean-Hugues Brossard and CEO Dr. Lisa Calder set the course for the CMPA’s next 3 years, as we support our members and employees, strengthen our foundation, and adapt to a changing healthcare environment.

Acknowledging the land

The CMPA offices, located in Ottawa, are on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation, whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial.

We honour and pay our respect to these lands, and to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples throughout Turtle Island.

Mission, vision & values


To protect the professional integrity of physicians and promote safe medical care in Canada.


The CMPA is valued as an essential component of the Canadian healthcare system.

Our core values

The CMPA is committed to upholding our values in all we do – for physicians and Canadian healthcare.

  • Mutuality
  • Discretionary assistance
  • Ethical defence
  • Safe medical care
  • Service excellence
  • Responsible stewardship

Learn more about our core values.


Strategic priorities

The COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare human resource crisis, the toxic drug crisis, and many more complex issues have created unprecedented challenges for the Canadian healthcare system. Increasingly, our physician members are facing new responsibilities and changes to their scopes of practice, potentially increasing their medico-legal risk. These changes have also placed new demands on our employees, who have been working to support members in a shifting healthcare landscape.

At CMPA, we are here for our members, our employees, and the healthcare system. Our 2023-2025 Strategy responds to many rapidly evolving needs by focusing on three priorities:

our members and employees


our foundation through collaboration


to the changing healthcare environment through modernization


How we’ll get there

In addition to our on-going work in providing medico-legal support, protecting the professional integrity of physicians, enhancing patient safety, and compensating patients on behalf of our members when its proven the patient has been injured as a result of negligent medical care (fault in Québec), we will focus on five Strategic Enablers: Member Experience, Talent, Learning, Data, and EDI. The Strategy will also allow us to modernize our governance practices.

Member Experience





Modernizing the member experience

Members are looking for advice and support in more tech-friendly and flexible ways. Modernizing the member experience will let us continue providing our trusted phone-based, peer-to-peer guidance while enhancing our online membership and learning services – so that members can access the information they need in ways they choose.

What success will look like

  • Member services are accessible, meaningful, and simple to use – whether it’s one-on-one peer support and/or online, self-directed services
  • Data are being used to improve member services and enhance business operations

“Modernizing the member experience is essential for streamlining our services during a time of unprecedented challenges to physicians in practice. As an organization that aims to be a partner in practice for our members, we are leveraging our data to improve both how we provide our medico-legal services and how we create and distribute impactful risk education products.”

Allan McDougall
Education & Knowledge Translation Specialist

Modernizing our governance practices

As an organization, we are always looking for ways to enhance and improve the way we support physicians – and this includes taking steps to modernize our governance.

To be there for members, we must ensure our governance model aligns with contemporary practices and that the size, composition, representation, scope, and structure of our Council meets the needs of both the Association and its members.

"Governance Review is so much more than asking questions to make improvements. It’s about putting in major effort to engage minds and souls, stretch intellect, and determine what model works best for our organization, keeping us member-focused."
—Dr. Clover Hemans, CMPA Councillor

Going forward

We know we can’t do this alone. As we launch the Strategy, we will actively seek to collaborate with healthcare organizations across Canada. We will also continue to be agile, and adapt the Strategy as needed. We are committed to being fiscally responsible, and we look forward to reporting on our progress.