What are Communities of Interest?

Communities of Interest are groups of people with a shared passion who come together to explore ideas and experiences, solve problems and take action.

Across Canada, physicians, medical learners, health professionals, patients and the CMA are creating communities of interest on issues affecting the health system, the profession and patients.

We believe these communities are key to building a vibrant profession and a healthy population. We encourage you to learn more about the member-led and CMA-led communities currently hosted on the CMA's community engagement platform. 

Current Communities of Interest 

Virtual Care 

We’re pleased to welcome CMA members as well as key experts and other stakeholders to this discussion. Through this COI, the CMA invites participants to share their thoughts on the key issues associated with virtual care.

Indigenous Health

Indigenous Health

Bringing physicians and First Nations communities together to resolve Indigenous health inequities. 

Recipient of a 2018 CMA Community of Interest grant. This community is led by CMA members and takes place in English.

  • Community Leaders are currently working on this community. Please email yourvoice@cma.ca for updates.

Equity in Medicine

Empowering members to build an inclusive medical culture and realize gender equity.

Recipient of a 2018 CMA Community of Interest grant. This community is led by CMA members and takes place in English.

Student-Run Clinic Association

Creating links between student-run clinics to share experiences and support one another. 

Recipient of a 2018 CMA Community of Interest grant. This community is led by CMA members and takes place in English.

Substance Use

Building a national network to share knowledge and inform municipal, provincial and federal substance use policies.

Recipient of a 2018 CMA Community of Interest grant. This community is led by CMA members and takes place in English.

  • Community Leaders are currently working on this community. Please email yourvoice@cma.ca for updates.