How CMPA supports Canadian doctors and patients

  • Supporting Canadian doctors with medico-legal matters
  • Improving patient safety and safe medical care through advice, support, research, and data-driven education
  • Compensating patients harmed by negligent care (fault in Québec)

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Canadian Medical Protective Association

The CMPA is a mutual medical defence organization for Canadian physicians.

We protect the professional integrity of physicians and promote safe medical care in Canada. We are not an insurance company.

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Member services

Medico-legal assistance
Request assistance and get advice from a physician advisor
Secure web mail
Correspond with the CMPA securely and confidentially
Proof of protection
Obtain confirmation of CMPA membership for your employer, hospital, or university
Change contact information
Keep your information up to date to get the full benefit of your CMPA membership
Change payment options
Update your banking information
Manage my membership
Review your membership fees, type of work, province of work, and banking information

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Strategic Plan

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

Physician wellness

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

EDI Strategy

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


Trusted provider of modern, accredited learning for physicians to improve patient safety and provide safe quality care.

Research & data

CMPA medico-legal data informs research which is crucial to advancing the safety of medical care in Canada.

Media room

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.

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