Message from new CMPA President, Dr. Jean-Hugues Brossard

Jean-Hugues Brossard, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC

Dear colleagues,

My thoughts are with all those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which wreaked significant damage across parts of Canada’s east coast. I recognize that this is a challenging time for many. I wish to thank all members who delivered essential healthcare during the crisis and continue to do so as recovery efforts are underway.

I began my 2-year mandate as CMPA President last August at the 2022 Annual Meeting and Conference held in Vancouver. I am humbled by the confidence that CMPA members have put in me. It is truly an honour to lead such an exceptional team of fellow Councillors, and to work with the talented staff at the CMPA.

The profound changes in our healthcare system and the speed at which they are taking place has created significant challenges. It has never been more important for the CMPA to be nimble and adapt to change without losing sight of our mission and priorities. As President, my main objective is to continue to modernize the Association, including its governance. Council, management, and I will achieve this while holding fast to our core values, supporting the rapidly evolving needs of our members, and maintaining the sustainability of our organization.

Highlights from the 2022 Annual Meeting and Conference

At the in-person and virtual 2022 Annual Meeting and Conference, we shared with hundreds of attendees how we are here for you, our members, and how we are modernizing the Association in a collaborative way. This included the launch of our 2022-2025 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy, which I encourage you to review.

I also invite you to watch the following key moments from the 2022 Annual Meeting and Conference:

A year in review

Dr. Lisa Calder, CEO and Dr. Michael Cohen, outgoing President, described how the Association has delivered on our commitments to bring value to the Canadian healthcare system.

2022 CMPA election results

The CMPA welcomed three new members to Council and eight returning members. We appreciate your commitment to physicians across Canada.

CMPA’s 2021 finances explained

Learn about our financial model, investment returns, and compensation to patients in this brief, engaging video.

2023 membership fee reduction

We announced that for a third consecutive year, membership fees will be reduced across all four fee regions.

Remarks from the incoming President

Watch my full remarks from the 2022 Annual Meeting.

Looking to the future

Dr. Lisa Calder, CEO introduces one of the CMPA’s biggest steps in our EDI journey with the release of the 2022-2025 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy, and more.

With warm regards,

Jean-Hugues Brossard, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC
CMPA President