Support Services for
Physicians and their Families
Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Wellness Connection
About: Provides free, weekly group support sessions for medical students, residents, fellows, and practising and/or retired physicians to gather and discuss shared experiences, receive support, and seek advice and help from their peers. All sessions are led by trained facilitators and are offered in various formats and approaches, including formal peer support sessions, group support drop-ins, compassion rounds, and psychological first aid.
The Wellness Connection is available to all physicians and learners through the CMA’s Community Engagement Platform. Participants are required to register for the sessions in advance if they would like to attend.
Contact Information: Registration is completed through the CMA’s website.
Availability: 24/7 to register for sessions. Support sessions are offered every week.
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
About: Provides support and advice to physician members regarding various stressors and medical-legal issues. No question is too big or small. CMPA’s physician advisors are available to listen and offer meaningful support.
Contact Information: 1-800-267-6522
Availability: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (ET)
Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC)
About: Supports leaners, residents, and practicing Indigenous physicians in their wellness and many capacities and disciplines. The Association also supports Indigenous health initiatives at community and university levels and wishes to promote health for all Indigenous peoples, mentally, physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
Contact Information: 1-604-719-7981 | email@example.com
Provincial Physician Health Programs
A list of contacts for provincial physician health programs is available on the Canadian Medical Association's website.
A list of support services by province/territory is being developed and will be expanded as our work continues. Available resource lists can be accessed by selecting the links below.
Resources Available in Alberta
Resources Available in British Columbia
Resources Available in Manitoba
Resources Available in New Brunswick
Resources Available in Newfoundland and Labrador
Resources Available in Nova Scotia
Resources Available in Northwest Territories
Resources Available in Nunavut
Resources Available in Ontario
Resources Available in Prince Edward Island
Resources Available in Saskatchewan