Support for Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief Efforts

May 6, 2016

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and its companies, MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) and Joule Inc., today made a donation of $20,000 to support relief efforts in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

“Like many others, we are heartened by the tremendous resilience and spirit of the residents of Fort McMurray and Albertans," said Tim Smith, CEO of the CMA. “We extend our gratitude for the courage and unwavering actions of the first responders and volunteers who have united in strength to help fight the raging wildfires that have forced the entire city of Fort McMurray to evacuate."

The donation will be made through the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) to the Canadian Red Cross. It will be matched by the CMF, the province of Alberta and the federal government, and used to support the immediate relief effort.

The CMA has reached out to the Alberta Medical Association to see how we can collaborate to support physicians and the medical community where the need is greatest.

About the Canadian Medical Association

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 83,000 of Canada’s physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA’s mission is helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.

About MD Financial Management

Owned by the Canadian Medical Association, MD has the only business imperative to enhance physicians’ financial outcomes by focusing on their distinctive needs and operating in their best interests.

MD has more than $40 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada’s physicians and their families. MD provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit

About the Canadian Medical Foundation

The Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) is the philanthropic arm of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). As a registered charitable organization the CMF enhances philanthropy among physicians and the communities they serve through physician-directed initiatives. The Canadian Medical Foundation’s vision is to foster a caring community that, through the development of philanthropic activity, supports and enables the medical profession to help Canadians lead healthier lives.

About Joule

Joule™ is a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) company. Created in 2014 to provide CMA members with cutting edge products and services and to be a catalyst in physician-led innovation, Joule makes it easier for physicians to be at their best. Joule’s aim is to be physicians’ first choice for resources and knowledge every day.

Media Contact

Maria Grant
MD Financial Management
613 809-0657

Sarah Turnbull
Canadian Medical Association
613 806-1865

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