CMA AGM and General Council

CMA AGM and General Council

The CMA Board of Directors, after careful consideration, have decided to cancel the Health Summit. Our physician-members, PTMAs and the CMA are understandingly focused on responding to the pandemic, and this effort will likely extend into the summer months.  The CMA AGM will proceed with a virtual meeting to ensure compliance with the CMA’s bylaws and legal requirements. 

The CMA Health Summit, which was planned to take place in Halifax this August, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The association will hold a virtual annual general meeting on Sunday, Aug. 23 to ensure compliance with its bylaws and legal requirements.

Annual General Meeting

The CMA's 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.

What members need to know

A recap (login required) of the 2019 CMA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and General Council (GC).

Member proposals (corporate and policy)

Doctors Nova Scotia is eligible to send the President and 11 delegates to represent the association at the CMA General Council.


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. 23, from 1:30 - 4 p.m. (AST). 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. An honorarium of $2,000 will also 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

The delegates for the 2020 meeting have been selected. 



Melissa Murray
Communications coordinator
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4923