CMA AGM and General Council

CMA AGM and General Council

The 154th Annual General Meeting and General Council will be held virtually on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

Annual General Meeting

The Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) considers the business of the Association, such as bylaws, and includes stewardship reports from the CMA Board of Directors. The AGM is open to all members, and is an opportunity for CMA members to hear cross-cutting themes across the CMA enterprise. Member proposals on corporate matters received 90 days prior to the AGM may also be considered at the AGM. The ceremonial installation of officers and presentation of awards also takes place.

General Council

General Council is responsible for providing high-level policy guidance and direction to the organization in general, and the board of directors in particular. Also, General Council holds an electoral ratification function for various elected and committee positions.

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General Council delegates

CMA General Council delegates ratify elected positions within the CMA, including the President-elect, certain committee members and the CMA Board of Directors (except for the non-physician director).


Physicians interested in being conference delegates must:

  • Be a member of Doctors Nova Scotia and the CMA
  • Be informed on the current activities/initiatives of Doctors Nova Scotia and the CMA
  • Be able to commit the time required to attend the conference

Time commitment

The AGM and General Council will be held Sunday, Aug. 22. This session is open to all CMA members; however, only delegates are eligible to vote in the elections.

Financial commitment

Expenses incurred by delegates for attending the conference will be reimbursed in accordance with the Doctors Nova Scotia Honoraria and Expense Policy. The video/teleconference rate of $125/hour will be paid.

Selection process

The Executive Committee of the Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the list of Doctors Nova Scotia delegates. The Executive Committee will try to achieve the following complement of delegates to ensure a good cross-section of the membership is representing our interests at CMA General Council; however, this is only intended to be a guideline and may vary based on interest:

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • Four Board members
  • One medical student
  • One resident
  • One member of the Policy & Health Issues Committee
  • Three members of Doctors Nova Scotia who have submitted an expression of interest

Expression of interest

Applications for 2021 are now closed.


Sonia Abi Ajab
Executive assistant to the President and CEO; team lead, admin support
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4900