Who We Are


Established in 1987, the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) is a registered charitable organization (BN 119219327RR0001) incorporated under the Canada Not For Profit Corporations Act, 2009.

CMF has supported a wide-variety of charitable programs over it’s thirty year history, such as financial aid for medical students, research and programming to address physician well-being such as the co-creation of the Canadian Physician Health Institute (CPHI), and medical outreach internationally. Having operated under the umbrella of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) until 2016, today CMF is an independent entity dedicated to encouraging volunteerism and promoting philanthropy among health professionals.

The CMF undertakes to support charitable programs and projects in Canada and the developing world, but also has a service side wherein physicians and their families can utilize the CMF as a conduit to achieve their own personal, charitable and philanthropic goals.


Encouraging volunteerism and promoting philanthropy among health professionals.


Helping Canadian health professionals help others.