Media room

The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) is an integral part of the Canadian healthcare system. Our roles are: to assist Canadian doctors with medico-legal matters related to their practice; on behalf of our members, to compensate patients injured as a result of negligent medical care (fault in Québec); and to advance patient safety.

Media contact

Noëlla LeBlanc
Manager, Media Relations and Communication Services
Email: [email protected]

We are available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to provide information and respond to interview requests. Please note that our offices are closed and our spokespeople are unavailable on weekends, after hours, and on statutory holidays.

6 Things you should know about the CMPA

This video highlights the top 6 ways CMPA assists doctors and patients.

1. Mutual medical defence – not an insurance company
2. Protection: today, tomorrow, into retirement and beyond
3. Compensation to patients
4. More than medico-legal protection – Accredited, data-informed, learning, and evidence-based research
5. Compassionate doctor-to-doctor support
6. Medico-legal assistance

Learn more about our

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan lays CMPA’s proactive approach to meet the changing needs of physicians and the Canadian healthcare system.

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Annual Report

CMPA's year in review includes a performance report, financial information, and messages from the president and CEO.

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EDI Strategy

Our commitment to supporting Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) for employees and members.

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Key issues

CMPA resources on key medico-legal issues in Canada


Scarcity of resources and delays in care

There is no perfect solution for resource dilemmas and staff shortages, but you can take steps to help ensure patient safety and minimize your medico-legal risk.

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COVID-19 Hub

Medico-legal aspects of COVID-19 for Canadian physicians.

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Medical assistance in dying (MAID)

MAID continues to be a complex and evolving medico-legal issue. CMPA is committed to keeping you up-to-date to support patient safety and help minimize medico-legal risk.

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