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New CMA Foundation to grant to causes physicians care about

Ottawa, [May 4, 2017] — The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in partnership with its subsidiaries, MD Financial Management and Joule, is pleased to announce the launch of the CMA Foundation, a new private foundation which will provide impactful charitable giving through grants to registered Canadian charities that further excellence in health care.

“Our goal is to engage directly with organizations and support the causes physicians care about,” explains Allison Seymour, CMA Foundation president. “We believe in being socially responsible and representing the interests of CMA members — and this includes a focus on direct charitable grants that align with their values.”

The Foundation is also trustee for a collection of Donor Advised Funds, offered exclusively by MD Financial Management, helping physicians create their lasting legacy.

Governed by a board of directors comprised of Canadian physicians and business leaders, the CMA Foundation will work with physicians, medical associations, affiliates and partners to provide support to registered Canadian charities that align with the mission of the CMA and its subsidiaries.

For more information on the CMA Foundation, please visit CMA Foundation.

For 150 years, only the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has united the broad expertise of the medical community for the benefit and well-being of all Canadians. The CMA currently represents over 85,000 physicians, comprises 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and is affiliated with over 60 national and international medical organizations.

Joule is a CMA company. Created in 2014 to provide CMA members with cutting-edge products and services and to be a catalyst in physician-led innovation, Joule makes it easier for physicians to be at their best. Joule’s aim is to be physicians’ first choice for resources and knowledge every day.

Please note that effective June 1, 2018 CMA membership is no longer a requirement to have access to and become a client of MD Financial. All physicians and physicians in-training can become clients of MD Financial, regardless of their CMA membership status.