Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Board of Directors

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Board of Directors

Doctors Nova Scotia’s Canadian Medical Association Board representative is chosen by a selection committee comprised of DNS and CMA representatives. Nominations are open until Feb. 21, 2020.

Nominations are open until Feb. 21, 2020 for the Nova Scotia representative on the CMA's Board of Directors.

The CMA Board is made up of members from each province and territory, as well as a medical student, a resident and a non-physician. The board is responsible for managing the CMA’s affairs, which includes overseeing for-profit subsidiaries, strategic planning and risk management. The board meets regularly to provide direction to the senior management team. The specific duties and powers of the CMA board are set out in Chapter 11 of the bylaws.

Doctors Nova Scotia has one representative on the CMA board, appointed for a term of up to three years, renewable once.


Physicians wishing to represent Doctors Nova Scotia on the CMA board of directors must:

  • Possess integrity, common sense and good judgment
  • Have an understanding of CMA, its vision and mission statements and business
  • Have a strategic vision of where the corporation should go and how to get there in practical terms
  • Understand accounting, financial, planning and strategic concepts
  • Embody leadership, civic-mindedness and the ability to participate on a team
  • Be available to attend meetings
  • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization and the profession
  • Be willing to get involved on other committees and/or working groups (approximately two to four meetings per year, including teleconferences)

Read the full job description

Time commitment

Serving on the CMA Board of Directors requires:

  • Attending at least five in-person meetings per year
  • Additional telephone conferences if required
  • Attending DNS Board of Directors meetings

Submit an application

All nominations must be submitted to DNS by Feb. 21, 2020. They must be accompanied by the following:

Submit completed nomination and form to Charmaine Smith (contact info below).

Current representative

The current Nova Scotia CMA Board representative is Dr. Celina White. She is currently serving her second term, which is set to end in August 2020.


Charmaine Smith
Director, corporate services
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4930