Related Links

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Canadian Medical Regulatory Authorities

Provincial and Territorial Medical Regulatory Authorities

Medical Regulatory Federation

Health Regulatory Colleges

Health Regulatory Colleges in Ontario

Regulatory Colleges Federation


Health Organizations and Associations

  • Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA) (now Touchstone Institute)
    The Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA) is a not-for-profit organization that was launched in April 2007. CEHPEA's mandate is to serve solely as an evaluation centre, and resident selection or placement functions are performed entirely by University programs. CEHPEA is not a successor organization to IMG-O; however, it will take over the next cycle of evaluation and will continue to assess international medical graduates with the goal of expanding its role to include other internationally educated health professionals. CEHPEA worked closely with IMG-O to ensure a smooth transition and seamless transfer of evaluation activities that were underway prior to its closure. 
  • Canadian Medical Association
    The CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing approximately 65,000 physicians across Canada. The CMA's mandate is to provide leadership in the development of coordinated national policies; to advocate responsibility and high standards in Canadian health care; and to provide comprehensive support to member physicians in the areas of professional development and physician advocacy.
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
    The CMPA is a medical mutual defence organization which provides services such as legal defence, indemnification, risk management, educational programs and general advice.
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada
    The College of Family Physicians of Canada is a national voluntary organization of family physicians that makes continuing medical education of its members mandatory.
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada
    The Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada (MDPAC), formerly known as the General Practice Psychotherapy Association (GPPA), is a non-profit professional association of physicians, organized to:
    • Develop and protect standards of practice of psychotherapy by physicians.
    • Provide opportunities for physicians to train in psychotherapy, to interact in various educational modalities, and to gain support and feedback in their practice of psychotherapy.
    • Protect the right of physicians to provide psychotherapeutic care to their patients.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is a national organization responsible for setting and maintaining the standards for postgraduate medical education, for the certification of specialist physicians and surgeons in Canada, and for promoting their continued education.
  • Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP)
    A provincial Chapter of the National Organization and is a voluntary, not-for-profit association which promotes the four principles of family medicine in the province of Ontario through leadership, education and advocacy. OCFP represents more than 5,800 family physicians providing care for remote, rural, suburban, urban and inner-city populations in Ontario.
  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
    Provincially run Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.
  • Health Canada
    Federally run Health Canada website.
  • Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
    The MCC is a national organization that administers the Qualifying Examination Part I (QE Part I) and the Qualifying Examination Part II (QE Part II).
  • Guidelines Advisory Committee (GAC)
    The GAC promotes evidence-based health care in Ontario by encouraging physicians to use the best available clinical practice guidelines. The GAC endorses each recommended guideline following an in-depth review and provides a link to all available guidelines.
  • The Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
    An agency of the Ontario Ministry of Health, providing advice to the Minister to ensure that health professions are regulated and managed in the public interest.
  • Ontario Hospital Association
    An organization of health care providers dedicated to the continuing improvement of health services in Ontario, through leadership, advocacy, education, communications, service, and research.
  • Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
    The OMA represents the political, clinical and economic interests of the province's medical profession. Practising physicians, residents, and students enrolled in any of the six Ontario faculties of medicine are eligible for membership in the OMA.

Faculties of Medicine

Health Services Research and Information Sites

  • Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)
    CADTH is a national body that provides Canada's federal, provincial and territorial health care decision makers with credible, impartial advice and evidence-based information about the effectiveness and efficiency of drugs and other health technologies. CADTH provides information through three programs: Health Technology Assessment, the Common Drug Review, and the Canadian Optimal Medication Prescribing and Utilization Service.
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
    CIHI is a federally chartered but independent, not-for-profit organization. It brings programs, functions and activities from The Hospital Medical Records Institute, The MIS Group, Health Canada (Health Information Division) and Statistics Canada (Health Statistics Division) together under one roof.
  • HealthForceOntario
    This collaborative initiative involves three ministries: Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC); Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU); and Citizenship and Immigration (MCI). HealthForceOntario is designed to help Ontario identify its health human resource needs; develop new provider roles to meet changing health needs; work closely with the education system to develop people with the right knowledge, skills and attitudes; and compete effectively for health care professionals.
  • Health Information Research Unit (HIRU)
    HIRU at McMaster University conducts research in the field of health information science and is dedicated to the generation of new knowledge about the nature of health and clinical information problems, the development of new information resources to support evidence-based health care, and the evaluation of various innovations in overcoming health care information problems.
  • Institute for Work and Health
    An independent, not-for-profit research organization, whose mission is to conduct and share research with workers, labour, employers, clinicians, and policy-makers to promote, protect and improve the health of working people.
  • Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
    ICES is an independent, non-profit organization that conducts research on a broad range of topical issues to enhance the effectiveness of health care for Ontarians.
  • National Library of Medicine
    National information centre on health services research and health care technology (US).
  • Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
    The Information and Privacy Commissioner is responsible for a number of privacy and access issues, including resolving appeals from refusals to provide access to information; investigating privacy complaints about information held by government organizations; and educating the public about Ontario's access and privacy laws.
  • Ontario Physician Human Resources Data Centre (OPHRDC)
    The Ontario Physician Human Resources Data Centre (OPHRDC) is the definitive source of information on physicians in practice and postgraduate medical training in Ontario. Located at McMaster University, OPHRDC is a collaborative project of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), and the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine (COFM).