Physician support and wellness

The CMPA fosters and champions physician well-being through various programs and initiatives. Our aims include assisting members to mitigate medico-legal risk, supporting the delivery of safe medical care, and promoting principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Provincial and territorial physician support services

A number of provincial and territorial organizations in Canada offer health programs to support physicians, residents and their families. Contact your local organization to get the help you need.

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CMPA articles on physician wellness

The following articles provide information, advice and guidance on coping with stress and managing medico-legal issues.

College complaint

Know you’re not alone. Learn what to do when notified of a College complaint and effective coping strategies.

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Hospital complaint

Helping you understand the hospital complaint process and how the CMPA can help.

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Medico-legal issue

Medico-legal difficulties can have an emotional impact. Learn where to get support and how to alleviate stress.

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Physician health

Wellness strategies and resources for physicians.

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CMA resources

  • CMA Physician Wellness Hub

    A large collection of physician health and wellness resources spanning 22 topics. Information is targeted to physicians, residents, and medical students seeking guidance and wellness self-help.

  • CMA Threats and harassment

    Resources, tools, and services which support physicians and medical learners experiencing online threats and harassment.

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Member Support Program

Practise safely and in a manner that contributes to your professional integrity, satisfaction and well-being.

Is this program right for you?

  • Are you struggling with recurrent medico-legal events?
  • Would you like to review your medico-legal history to identify potential risk factors?
  • Are you interested in addressing factors that may increase your medico-legal risk compared to your peers?

Learn more about the Member Support Program.

Medico-legal assistance

The CMPA understands the emotional toll of medico-legal events on physicians. We listen to members with an empathetic ear, provide sound advice, and offer meaningful support.

Help & advice

Advice, support, and assistance

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Offering sound advice and an empathetic ear

Hesitant about calling the CMPA? No question is too small. CMPA Physician Advisors are there to listen to you and provide solid advice.

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Offering sound advice and an empathetic ear

Hesitant about calling the CMPA? No question is too small. CMPA Physician Advisors are there to listen to you and provide solid advice.

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Physicians supporting physicians

You’re in a safe space when speaking with CMPA Physician Advisors – physicians with extensive training and experience who understand the challenges of practicing medicine.

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The emotional toll of medico-legal issues

We know that medico-legal events are anxiety-producing and can take an emotional toll on physicians. The CMPA is there to help mitigate some of these difficulties.

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Caring support from CMPA-appointed lawyers

Experienced CMPA-appointed legal counsel provide caring support as they work closely with members through the legal process.