Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)

CMPA’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)

The CMPA is an essential component of the Canadian healthcare system. Our mission is to protect the professional integrity of physicians and promote safe medical care in Canada.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are vital to healthcare. We know members and patients experience racism and inequities and that this significantly affects physicians, threatens patient safety, and creates medico-legal risk.

We have a responsibility to address this risk and help mitigate bias and inequity in the services we provide and in our own workplace. Addressing EDI is directly tied to our mission, and is why we are prioritizing this important work.

Our commitment

We commit to recognizing and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the service(s) we provide to members and within our own workplace.

We strive to create an inclusive environment where:

  • all members can express their medico-legal concerns in a safe space and receive fair, equitable support
  • all CMPA employees are treated fairly and with respect and diverse ways of thinking and different lived experiences are encouraged, acknowledged, and appreciated.

Developing an EDI Strategy

We are developing a long-term EDI strategy which will focus on 5 elements:

  • Members
  • Governance
  • Employees
  • Learning
  • Advocacy

Our journey to enhance EDI will be a continuous one. The scope of this work, however, requires dedication and focus, so we’re beginning our strategy development by concentrating on the needs of our members, governance, and employees.

As we listen, learn, and grow, we will expand our strategy to encompass learning and advocacy activities.