MB members—Facing the backlog

December 14, 2021

Dear members in Manitoba,

We know that you are currently facing an extremely tough situation with the pandemic and the mounting surgical and diagnostic backlog in your province.

At this critical time, we would like to share our advice on Deferred care during the pandemic, and Scarcity of resources and delays in care.

In addition, we encourage you to visit the CMPA COVID-19 Hub for the latest information and advice you can rely on.

Please know that we are here for you.

Our priority is to assist you as you navigate the medico-legal challenges of this crisis and the unprecedented strain placed on you, our members. Rest assured, as a CMPA member, you are eligible for assistance and liability protection for medico-legal difficulties arising as a result of care provided in Canada in the context of the COVID-19 efforts.

If you have questions or need support with medico-legal issues, please do not hesitate to:

  • Visit our Help and advice web content for answers to your most frequently asked questions.
  • Contact us anytime via CMPA’s secure member portal.
  • Call us at 1-800-267-6522 Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT. Conversations are confidential, empathetic, and non-judgmental.

We appreciate your ongoing commitment and dedication to the patients in your communities. We are here for you.


Lisa Calder, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Chief Executive Officer