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The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) is a 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 support their physician colleagues.

The CMPA’s tag line, Empowering Better Healthcare, underscores our enduring commitment to assist members in reducing their medical-legal risk and to contribute to improvements in the safety of care.

The CMPA By-law establishes the rules that guide the conduct of the Association's affairs. The CMPA is governed by an elected council of 30 practising physicians representing specific geographical areas of Canada, as well as various clinical practices. The council is responsible for overseeing the business of the Association and to direct management concerning operational matters.

The CMPA's long-held tenet of mutuality means the CMPA has a responsibility to its members, and members have a responsibility to each other and the CMPA to practise in a manner consistent with the values of the medical profession. Through this mutual commitment, the CMPA provides effective medical liability protection and offers real value to physicians. Learn more about what we do.