The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) represents more than 42,000 physicians and medical students across the province. Ontario's doctors work closely with patients to encourage healthy living practices and illness prevention. In addition to delivering front-line services to patients, Ontario's doctors play a significant role in helping shape health care policy, as well as implementing initiatives that strengthen and enhance Ontario's health care system.



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17:57 ET CMA-Deloitte report reinforces the urgent need to reduce the backlog of medical services affecting millions of Ontario patients

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - With COVID-19 cases rising, the findings in the Deloitte report for the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) on the COVID-19-induced surgical backlog reinforce the...


Sep 30, 2020, 09:18 ET Mobile Rapid Response Teams Among Other Measures Recommended to Tackle Regional COVID-19 Flare-ups

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2020 /CNW/ - As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to spike, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is recommending the immediate creation of mobile rapid response teams to...


Sep 23, 2020, 13:41 ET Immediate Resources Needed to Clear Backlog of Patient Services and Surgeries

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Amid the rise in positive cases in Ontario, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is calling for an immediate and significant infusion of resources to address the...


Sep 17, 2020, 12:22 ET OMA: Urgent Improvements Needed to COVID Testing

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is deeply concerned about the long lineups at COVID-19 Assessment Centres in many regions of the province. As more people return...


Sep 14, 2020, 15:49 ET Ontario Needs to Stay Vigilant

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Amid a significant spike in cases today, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is urging Ontarians to follow public health measures including keeping their social...


Aug 31, 2020, 11:00 ET Vaccination Even More Important in COVID Times

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2020 /CNW/ - As the province prepares for the new school year, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is reminding parents to ensure their children's vaccinations are up to date....


Aug 26, 2020, 15:15 ET OMA: Make Ontario's Schools the Safest Possible

TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) encourages the Ontario government to use the funds announced today by the federal government to make Ontario's schools the safest...


Aug 18, 2020, 11:17 ET Gender Pay Gap Confirmed Among Physicians

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - In the largest study of its type in Canada, the Ontario Medical Association has identified a 15.6% unexplained pay gap between male and female doctors. The OMA examined ...


Aug 12, 2020, 17:10 ET STATEMENT - OMA Statement on the Death of Dr. Walter Reynolds

TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2020 /CNW/ - This is a sad and sobering time for doctors in Ontario and across Canada as we learn about the brutal killing of a fellow physician. Dr. Walter Reynolds, practising in...


Jul 17, 2020, 14:30 ET STATEMENT FROM OMA - Opening of Indoor Bars in Ontario Potential Risk

TORONTO, July 17, 2020 /CNW/ - As some areas of the province move towards Stage 3 of reopening this Friday, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is calling on government to rethink opening indoor...


Jun 11, 2020, 11:30 ET OMA's Prescription for the Province: Balance in Reopening

TORONTO, June 11, 2020 /CNW/ - As some areas of the province move towards Phase 2 of reopening this Friday, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) urges continued measures to lower the risk of...


Jun 07, 2020, 10:30 ET Experts Offer Insights Into the Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 at Virtual Conference

TORONTO, June 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Leading Canadian and U.S. experts in disaster psychiatry coached health-care providers and first responders on how to recognize and manage COVID-19-related mental health ...


May 15, 2020, 09:59 ET OMA urges increased public health measures to avert COVID-19 surge as province emerges from lockdown

TORONTO, May 15, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) released a paper – Reopening Ontario to a 'New Normal': Five Public Health Pillars for a Safe Return – that sets out a...


May 03, 2020, 17:31 ET Dr. Samantha Hill Begins Term as President of the Ontario Medical Association

TORONTO, May 3, 2020 /CNW/ - Dr. Samantha Hill became the 139th President of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) today, pledging to advocate for and support Ontario's doctors so they can continue...


Apr 23, 2020, 13:56 ET Statement - OMA and Sunnybrook Announce a Partnership to Improve and Expand MyChart, Canada's Largest Online Medical Records Portal for Patients

TORONTO, April 23, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre today announced their joint effort to expand and enhance MyChart, Canada's largest personal...


Apr 21, 2020, 15:27 ET Ontario Doctors Fight for Patients by Sustaining Community Health Care

TORONTO, April 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Last evening, the Ontario Medical Association's Board of Directors unanimously voted to reject the government's proposal to offer advance payments to Ontario's...


Apr 21, 2020, 09:57 ET Ontarians asked to "Shine a Light for All They Do" May 1 in a province-wide show of appreciation on Doctors' Day

TORONTO, April 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Ontarians can show their appreciation for doctors on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and all doctors who work to keep their patients healthy, by simply...


Apr 17, 2020, 12:30 ET Statement - Up to Half of Ontario's Doctors Responding to Practice Impact Survey May Have to Close Their Offices as no OHIP Payments Likely Until July; 900,000 Patients Could be Affected

TORONTO, April 17, 2020 /CNW/ - While doctors' offices quickly adapted to the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic, including delivering more care virtually, the system the province uses to compensate ...


Apr 03, 2020, 18:50 ET Statement - Working Together to Fight COVID-19

TORONTO, April 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is working closely with the Ministry of Health and other health care providers to contain the virus, protect patients, doctors and ...


Apr 02, 2020, 17:40 ET OMA Urges Governments to Distribute Personal Protective Equipment and Critical Care Supplies Now

TORONTO, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association is urging immediate government action to distribute personal protective equipment and critical supplies to community-based physicians...


Mar 25, 2020, 20:06 ET OMA Welcomes the Government's $3.3B Investment to Support Ontario's Health Care System and Fight COVID-19

TORONTO, March 25, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) welcomes the substantive investment of $3.3 billion in new health care funding, including $2.1 billion to help physicians and...


Mar 22, 2020, 12:24 ET RNAO & OMA Stress Personal Protective Equipment for Frontline Workers Is an Urgent Priority

TORONTO, March 22, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) need to ensure frontline health-care workers have the personal...


Mar 17, 2020, 12:44 ET OMA Supports Increased Social Distancing Measures and the Allocation of Additional Funds

TORONTO, March 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) strongly supports the government's actions to increase social distancing with the closure of bars and restaurants as well as...


Mar 16, 2020, 19:35 ET OCC and OMA Support Protecting Workers and Waiving Sick Notes during COVID-19

TORONTO, March 16, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) welcome and applaud the provincial government's announcement introducing legislation...


Mar 14, 2020, 12:56 ET STATEMENT - OMA Encourages Social Distancing to Slow COVID-19 and Protect Patients and Frontline Health Care Workers

TORONTO, March 14, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is working closely with the Ministry of Health and other health care providers to contain the virus, protect patients and protect ...