Ontario Medical Association 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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Jun 27, 2019, 09:34 ET STATEMENT - One More Patient Seen - One Less Patient Waiting

TORONTO, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Dr. Sohail Gandhi, President, Ontario Medical Association issued the following statement this morning. "I am proud to be the President of Ontario's 31,500 practising...


Jun 25, 2019, 16:00 ET STATEMENT - OMA Welcomes Premier's Council Recommendations to Improve Health Care and End Hallway Medicine

TORONTO, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is committed to addressing hallway medicine and is encouraged by the recommendations in today's report from the Premier's Council...


May 05, 2019, 14:00 ET Dr. Sohail Gandhi Begins Term as President of the Ontario Medical Association

TORONTO, May 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Dr. Sohail Gandhi has begun his one-year term as President of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), and will continue to serve as Director of the OMA's Section of...


May 01, 2019, 07:00 ET Doctors' Day celebrates the Ontario physicians who make a difference

TORONTO, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Every day, Ontario's 31,500 doctors provide high quality care to more than 300,000 patients. From operating rooms to patient's homes, and from busy clinics to emergency...


Apr 25, 2019, 15:42 ET Ontario Medical Association and its Section of Public Health Physicians Call on the Provincial Government to Maintain Core Programs in Public Health Units

TORONTO, April 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) believes that public health is a key component of Ontario's health system. The foundational purpose for public health is to...


Feb 19, 2019, 16:13 ET Kaplan Arbitration Panel Releases Decision on Compensation for Ontario Physicians

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - We welcome the arbitration panel's decision. This Binding Arbitration award brings a long and difficult period that began in 2015 under the Liberal government to an end ...


Jan 31, 2019, 12:00 ET Ontario's Doctors Welcome Premier's Council Report on Ending Hallway Health Care

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) welcomes Dr. Rueben Devlin's report. Experience across the world has shown that physician-led systems that focus on integrated...


Nov 16, 2018, 12:33 ET Ontario government's economic statement signals a positive step forward on healthcare - Dr. Nadia Alam, President, Ontario Medical Association

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Yesterday's economic statement by the Ontario government is a step in the right direction for healthcare reform in the province. To start, the statement outlined...


Oct 10, 2018, 16:09 ET Allan O'Dette named new Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Medical Association

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Ontario Medical Association is pleased to announce that Allan O'Dette has been named as its new Chief Executive Officer effective November ...


Oct 05, 2018, 20:11 ET Statement by the OMA regarding alleged details of its negotiations with the Ministry of Health regarding the Physician Services Agreement

TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Ontario and the OMA have had a communications protocol in place throughout the negotiation and mediation process of a Physician Services Agreement...


Oct 04, 2018, 23:00 ET Statement by the Ontario Medical Association regarding negotiations with the Ontario government of the Physician Services Agreement

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - The OMA Board's top priority is a reasonable and fair Physician Services Agreement (PSA). Physicians are now going into their fifth straight year of working without a...


Oct 04, 2018, 14:46 ET Statement by Ontario Medical Association's President, Dr. Nadia Alam, on the provincial government's announcement to fund new flu beds, move forward with 6,000 new long-term care beds

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) welcomes the Ontario government's new funding for flu beds to help reduce the strain on resources this season, as well as its...


Oct 02, 2018, 13:07 ET Poll commissioned by OMA shows Ontarians concerned but largely in the dark about the effects of recreational cannabis

Ontario's Doctors want patients to be educated on potential health risks TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - The legalization of cannabis in Canada is around the corner, but according to a Nanos Research...


Oct 01, 2018, 15:39 ET Poll commissioned by OMA shows Ontarians concerned but largely in the dark about the effects of recreational cannabis

Ontario's Doctors want patients to be educated on potential health risks TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - The legalization of cannabis in Canada is around the corner, but according to a Nanos Research...


Apr 29, 2018, 15:18 ET New OMA President: 'Healthcare Will Decide This Election'

Dr. Nadia Alam says Ontario's doctors will put health care front-and-centre this June. TORONTO, April 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Doctors in Ontario welcomed the new OMA President, and selected their...


Apr 18, 2018, 13:39 ET Media Advisory - Disaster Psychiatry Canada: Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters

Dr. Frank Sommers looks to establish a Canadian framework for crisis preparedness TORONTO, April 18, 2018 /CNW/ - The inaugural training course for Disaster Psychiatry Canada: Psychiatric Dimensions...


Mar 19, 2018, 13:50 ET OMA Brings Awareness to Wait Times Crisis in New Campaign

"Not a Second Longer" is a call to action to fight poor government decision-making. TORONTO, March 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors are launching an advertising campaign highlighting the crisis in...


Jun 18, 2017, 08:23 ET Members Ratify Binding Arbitration Framework Agreement

TORONTO, June 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors have voted in favour of the tentative 2017 OMA-Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Binding Arbitration Framework Agreement. The vote was 65% to 35%, ...


Jun 09, 2017, 10:46 ET Bravery of our young patients inspire $10,000 donation from Ontario's doctors to the Canadian Red Cross

TORONTO, June 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Nearly 2,000 pediatric patients and elementary students from across the province submitted drawings and personal messages to share what their 'MD means to me'. This...


May 18, 2017, 14:09 ET Tentative agreement reached with Ontario government on binding arbitration

TORONTO, May 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care have reached a tentative framework agreement providing for fair and independent...


May 07, 2017, 13:42 ET New Ontario Medical Association President to represent province's doctors

TORONTO, May 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Members of the Ontario Medical Association's Council elected Dr. Shawn Whatley as the new President, who brings a deep understanding of the concerns of the profession and ...


May 01, 2017, 09:00 ET Ontario children celebrate Doctors' Day by sharing what their MD means to them

TORONTO, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Every day, Ontario's 29,000 doctors put patients first. From operating rooms to patient's homes, and from busy clinics to emergency departments, Ontario's doctors make a...


Apr 27, 2017, 18:21 ET Ontario's Doctors: Increased health system funding comes at a critical time

TORONTO, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ - In the face of long wait times for tests and procedures and hospital overcrowding, the provincial government has pledged to increase the Ontario health-care budget by...


Apr 04, 2017, 14:48 ET Ontario government shuts down debate on short-sighted changes proposed in Bill 87

TORONTO, April 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors are concerned that the provincial government is limiting necessary discussion on Bill 87, an omnibus heath-care bill, which makes amendments to 10...


Mar 29, 2017, 16:15 ET Ontario's doctors deliver strong messages to MPPs about improving health care

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, doctors from across the province participated in an advocacy day at Queen's Park to voice their concerns about their ability to provide timely access to...