The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to open nominations for its 2021 CMA Awards. These awards recognize the dedication, successes and talents of individuals making significant contributions to Canadian health care.

 Our CMA Awards webpage has all the information you need to prepare your nominations, including online nomination forms, a simplified checklist and terms of reference for each award.

Previous winners come from all stages of their medical careers – medical learners, residents, early-career physicians and seasoned professionals – and from diverse backgrounds and geographic regions.  CMA has made particular efforts to heighten the diversity of award recipients to reflect the diversity and demographics of the medical profession and the patients they serve.

In 2021, the CMA is adding a new award – the Dr. Ashok Muzumdar Memorial Award for Physicians with Disabilities – that recognizes a member with a disability who is a passionate advocate for patients/medical learners and/or physicians with disabilities.

We encourage you to carefully review the terms of reference for each award to ensure your candidate is being nominated in the most appropriate category. We also encourage nominators to reflect the diversity of the profession when submitting nominations.

The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2020. All nominations must be submitted electronically using our online nomination form and must include two letters of support and the nominee’s biography or CV.

All nominations submitted by the November 30 deadline will be reviewed by the Awards Committee in February 2021. Successful candidates will be notified in February, and the awards will be presented at the 2021 CMA Awards Gala.

If you have any questions about the awards, please don’t hesitate to email the team at