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MD Financial Management and Scotiabank Announce Collaboration with Federation of Medical Women of Canada

Exclusive agreement will support the professional, social and personal advancement
of women physicians


MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) and Scotiabank are pleased to announce a five-year collaboration with the Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) to support the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians across the country. This collaboration is a renewal of the collaboration MD previously enjoyed with FMWC.

“We strongly believe in a future of equal opportunities in the Canadian medical landscape,” says MD President and CEO Daniel Labonté. “Our unique position to support the Federation’s mission will help bring opportunities for personal and professional development for women in medicine, promoting their well-being and, beyond them, the well-being of all Canadians.”

 “Scotiabank is proud to collaborate with the FMWC to propel women physicians’ advancement in their professional and financial lives," says Erin Griffiths, Senior Vice President, Client Solutions and Direct Investing and Executive Champion of the Scotiabank Women Initiative. “Building an environment in which every member is empowered to reach their fullest potential is the very foundation of any successful organization.”

As exclusive financial services partners, MD and Scotiabank will sponsor FMWC events and initiatives and provide travel and medical student awards to build networking opportunities between women physicians at the local and national levels. 

“The Federation of Medical Women of Canada and MD Financial Management have long had a mutually beneficial partnership. With this agreement, the Federation looks forward to continuing our work together to provide education opportunities to our members for years to come,” says Dr. Charissa Patricelli, President, FMWC. 

Through long-term relationships with more than 25 organizations, Scotiabank and MD are committed to providing support and resources to Canadian physicians and their families. Together, we share physician-focused values that help build sustainability in Canada’s healthcare system.


About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of approximately $1.1 trillion (as at October 31, 2020), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

About MD Financial Management Inc.
With more than 50 years of physician-focused experience, MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) is dedicated to providing financial peace of mind to Canada’s physicians and their families, so they can enjoy what matters most to them while achieving their career and life goals. MD had more than $53 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2020. MD Management Limited was the first of the MD Group of Companies to be founded, in 1969. MD Financial Management Inc. wholly owns or has a majority interest in its seven subsidiaries (the MD Group of Companies). It provides financial products and services, is the fund manager for the MD Family of Funds and offers investment counselling services. For a detailed list of the MD Group of Companies, visit

About the Federation of Medical Women of Canada

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) is a national organization committed to the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians and to the promotion of the well-being of women both in the medical profession and in society at large. With 19 branches across the country, the Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) has been connecting Canadian women in the medical profession with each other, medical students, and the community for nearly 100 years. The FMWC provides a unified public voice for women physicians; promotes the interests of women physicians within medical organizations and the government; advocates for and improves management of women's health issues; influences health care policies pertaining to women and the general population; supports and encourages ongoing education of medical students and physicians; and provides a forum for networking between women physicians at the local, national and international levels.


For media enquiries, please contact:

Alex Mathias
Global Wealth Management Communications, Scotiabank
416 448-7044

Yali N'Diaye
External Communications Manager, MD Financial Management Inc.
613 813-7361

Michael Read
National Executive Coordinator, The Federation of Medical Women of Canada
613 569-5881