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MD Financial Management Inc. and Scotiabank team up with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology

MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) and Scotiabank today announced a new, three-year agreement with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) that will support professional development programs and research opportunities that enable gastroenterologists to be more successful in their practice.

Our partnership will help facilitate essential clinical training and the highest quality research opportunities for these specialists throughout their career. This in turn will help ensure that Canadians continue to receive high-quality digestive health care. 

“MD and Scotiabank recognize the unique circumstances that face physician specialists, including gastroenterologists, at the different stages of their career,” said Daniel Labonté, President and CEO, MD. “We strive to help gastroenterologists access the high-quality professional and personal development opportunities they need to advance their skills and be leaders in patient care.”

As the exclusive financial services partners of the CAG, MD and Scotiabank also provide educational content, advice and financial planning solutions tailored to the specific needs of gastroenterologists and their families.

“The CAG is pleased to be able to embark on this new partnership with Scotiabank and MD,” says CAG President Dr. Kevin Waschke. “This partnership will support the CAG’s strategic vision to be the leader in promoting digestive health for all Canadians. We thank Scotiabank and MD for sharing this vision and we look forward to working with them in the years to come.”

Through relationships with 39 organizations, MD and Scotiabank are committed to providing financial support and educational resources to Canada’s physicians and their families. Together, MD and Scotiabank share values that help build a more sustainable 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 approximately 90,000 employees and assets of approximately $1.2 trillion (as at January 31, 2022), 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 $59 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2021. 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 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 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG), founded in 1962, supports and engages in the study of the organs of the digestive tract in health and disease. With over 1,100 members, the association promotes the advancement of the science and art of gastroenterology by providing national leadership in patient care, research, teaching and continuing professional development.

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Katie O'Dell, 
Director, Global Wealth Management Communications
647 472-5857 

MD Communications 
MD Financial Management Inc. 

Rakhee Neebar, 
Communications Coordinator
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology