Toronto, ON, May 12, 2015 – This week is National Nursing Week and on behalf of Ontario’s doctors I want to recognize nurses and nursing students for their hard work, compassion, leadership and dedication to patient care.
Toronto, ON May 6, 2015– The Ontario Medical Association congratulates two of its members on their induction into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
Toronto, ON, May 3, 2015 – Dr. Mike Toth brings with him a wealth of expertise as he steps forward to lead Ontario’s 28,000 doctors
Toronto, ON, May 1, 2015 – Every day, more than 320,000 patients across Ontario are treated and cared for by a doctor. Whether it’s in a hospital, a long-term care home, a clinic or at home, Ontario’s doctors are making a positive difference in the lives of patients by providing high-quality care when it’s needed most.
April 30, 2015 – This afternoon Dr. Ved Tandan President of the Ontario Medical Association delivered a hard hitting speech to the Economic Club strongly cautioning that despite the fiscal challenges facing the province, the government cannot turn a blind eye to the health care needs of Ontarians.
Toronto, April 23, 2015 – The government’s budget introduced today puts the health care system at risk, say Ontario’s doctors.
Toronto, ON, April 16, 2015 – Ontario’s doctors are helping to mark Advance Care Planning Day today by encouraging all Ontarians to take the time to have a conversation about their end-of-life wishes
Toronto, ON, April 8, 2015 – Ontario’s doctors call on the government to live up to its responsibility to fund the health care needs of all Ontarians appropriately by including funding for all the needed growth in the upcoming provincial budget.
April 3, 2015 - The Ontario government’s latest round of cuts April 1 - and doctors believe those cuts will make it harder to treat our patients.
Toronto, ON March 27, 2015 – It has been more than two months since the government announced it would be imposing cuts on physicians and patients.
Toronto, ON March 25, 2015 – The provincial government’s imposed cuts will drive new physicians out of Ontario and hurt patient care, says Dr. Ved Tandan, President of the Ontario Medical Association.
Dr. Ved Tandan appeared on TV Ontario’s The Agenda With Steve Paikin to provide the OMA’s perspective on negotiations with government, and to discuss the impact of unilateral cuts on the future of primary care in Ontario.
Toronto, ON, Feb. 17, 2015 – Ontario’s Doctors are calling on MPPs to put health care on the top of their agenda as they return to Queens Park this week
Toronto, ON Feb. 5, 2015 – The Ontario Medical Association congratulates the 26 new appointees to the Order of Ontario – eight OMA members are among the most recent Ontarians invested into the order.
Toronto, ON, Feb. 2, 2015 –– More than 200 physician leaders gathered this weekend at a special meeting of the Ontario Medical Association’s Council to discuss the status of negotiations with the Ontario government. They were resolute and clear
January 28, 2015 - Ontario’s Doctors were extremely disappointed to read your incorrect comment as reported in the Sudbury Star over the weekend regarding our recent negotiations with your government.
Dr. Ved Tandan, President of the Ontario Medical Association, will speak about the government putting its budget before patient care.
Toronto, ON, Jan. 15, 2015 – Today, the Ontario Medical Association put patient care first and said no to the government’s offer that will have a negative and lasting impact on patients
Toronto, ON Jan. 8, 2015 – The Ontario Medical Association congratulates its members on their recent appointments to the Order of Canada.
Dec. 9, 2014 – It is disappointing that stories appear that wrongly report OHIP billings are the same as doctors’ salaries.
Toronto, ON Dec. 8, 2014 – Lorraine Sheffield knows the Ontario Medical Association is a great place to work, but now the secret is out with the OMA being recognized with a Greater Toronto’s Top Employers Award.
Toronto, ON Nov. 24, 2014 – Ontario’s Doctors welcomed the introduction today of the Making Healthier Choices Act, which will help protect our youth from the dangers of tobacco.
Toronto, ON Nov. 10, 2014 – For family doctors, no two days are ever alike. Whether its easing a toddler through their vaccinations, accessing a patient for referral to a specialist or monitoring a senior’s cholesterol, family doctors need to be prepared for whatever questions or concerns their patients have when they walk into their office.
Toronto, ON Nov. 7, 2014 – Ontario’s Doctors commend the provincial government’s decision to prohibit smoking in more places, further protecting Ontarians from the harmful effects of tobacco.
Toronto, November 3, 2014 – With the sun setting earlier, Ontario’s doctors are urging both pedestrians and drivers to be alert and take charge of the safety of our roads.
Toronto, ON Oct. 29, 2014 – Halloween is an enjoyable holiday for many children, but it can also throw off hard-fought healthy habits, say the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and Ontario Dental Association ODA).
Toronto, ON Oct. 29, 2014 – Choosing Wisely Canada is continuing its work to improve quality health care across the country with the launch of Wave 2 today in Toronto.
Toronto, ON Oct. 27, 2014 – Ontario’s Doctors are reminding everyone that the flu shot is the best line of defence against the flu.
Toronto, ON Oct. 21, 2014 – Ontario’s Doctors announced a donation today to help physicians fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
October 17, 2014 - The OMA is encouraged by the announcement made today by the Minister of Health and Long-Term care regarding the commitment to ensuring Ontario is prepared for any potential Ebola case.
Welland, ON Oct. 16, 2014 - Dr. Ved Tandan, Ontario Medical Association President, is in Welland this evening as part of his province-wide tour where he’ll be meeting with physicians to share his vision for the health system of the future.
Toronto, ON Oct. 15, 2014 – Ontario’s doctors are calling on government to bring back tobacco legislation banning candy and fruit-flavoured cigarettes while adding to it a ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes
Toronto, ON Sept. 5, 2014 -- After an unseasonably cool summer, humidex values are forecast to climb to 40 degrees today in Toronto and the GTA. Ontario’s doctors want to remind the public to stay safe and stay cool as heat alert is issued today.
Toronto, Sept 2, 2014 – Ontario's doctors, along with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), launched a public awareness campaign, Pedestrian Safety is a Two-Way Street, urging both pedestrians and drivers to take charge of the safety of our roads.
August 21, 2014 – Ontario Medical Association President Dr. Ved Tandan congratulated Dr. Chris Simpson on his installment as the new president of the Canadian Medical Association.
August 5, 2014 - It is with great global optimism that Ontario’s doctors are proud to assist our health care partners in this humanitarian effort...
July 14, 2014 - Ontario’s Doctors were disappointed to read several of your comments in the press regarding on-going negotiations between the Ontario Medical Association and the Ontario government.
Toronto, July 3, 2014 – Today, departing Lieutenant-Governor David Onley read the Throne Speech outlining the Wynne government’s agenda. The Throne Speech launches the 41st session of the Legislature.
Toronto, June 27, 2014 - Ontario's doctors would like to welcome and congratulate the Honourable Eric Hoskins on his new role as Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Dipika Damerla...
Toronto June 18, 2014 - The OMA supports recent action taken by Ontario Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian to prevent the indiscriminate disclosure of attempted suicide information by the Toronto Police Service (TPS).
Toronto June 16, 2014 – Ontario’s doctors look forward to continuing to work with Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government to improve the province’s health-care system.
Toronto June 5, 2014 - Ontario’s doctors are disappointed that there was no discussion about health care in last night’s Leaders’ debate.
Toronto – June 3, 2014 – A new public opinion poll confirms that almost 9 of 10 Ontarians (87.9%) feel that health care is an important issue to them personally.
Toronto – May 30, 2014 - Ontario’s doctors, nurses, and patient advocacy groups are calling on the four political parties to make health and health care the number one issue in this election.
Toronto May 28, 2014 - Have you thought about who would make decisions for you if you're not in a position to make them for yourself? Only 25% of Canadians over age 30 have made end-of-life care plans and just over 40% of those over age 70 have done so.
On August 1, 2013, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care introduced a new policy that limits the number of blood glucose test strips covered in a 12-month period through the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program.
The Ontario Medical Association supports strong collaboration between doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to provide high quality
Toronto, May 1, 2014 - Today's budget announcement, which happens to coincide with Doctors' Day in Ontario, is an opportunity to recognize the many contributions of Ontario's doctors and to have a public dialogue on the challenges and opportunities facing the health care system
To recognize Ontario’s 26,000+ medical professionals, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is launching its annual Doctors’ Day campaign starting on May 1st.
As the new President of the Ontario Medical Association, Doctors’ Day is a day on which I feel real pride in the work that my colleagues do, every day, on behalf of their patients and on behalf of this province.
April 27, 2014 –Dr. Ved Tandan envisions a health system that breaks down the walls between hospitals, doctors’ offices and the community – where care is truly centered around the patient...
April 16, 2014 – Ontario’s doctors are helping to mark Advance Care Planning Day today by encouraging everyone to take a moment and consider their end-of-life wishes.
April 14, 2014 –Ontario’s doctors congratulate the provincial Minister of Transportation, the Hon. Glenn Murray, for his leadership on cycling safety.
April 2, 2014 - Ontario’s doctors support Choosing Wisely Canada, a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in healthy conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to choose the right level of care.
March 17, 2014 - Ontario’s doctors applaud the measures introduced today by the province’s Minister of Transportation, Glen Murray.
March 10, 2014 - March break has finally arrived and for those planning a beach holiday, Ontario’s doctors want to remind travellers to avoid ‘pre-tanning’ in tanning beds and to protect skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.
February 24, 2014 -- Ontario’s Doctors are very pleased that the provincial government has introduced legislation today that will help consumers make healthier food choices for themselves and their children.
February 24, 2014 –Now that the Legislature has resumed sitting, Ontario’s doctors urge MPPs from all parties to pass vital legislation in the fight against youth smoking.
Hamilton, ON, Monday January 20, 2014 – Hamilton’s very first Patients’ Choice Award was held Friday at a ceremony hosted by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
Toronto, Ontario January 8, 2014 - Ontario’s doctors applaud the provincial government’s phase-out of their coal fired power plants.
Toronto, Ontario January 7, 2014 – With the flu season in full swing, Ontario’s doctors are encouraging people who are sick to stay home. “I can’t stress it enough going to work while sick is bad for you and potentially worse for your colleagues
October 15, 2013- Letter to the editor of the Orillia Packet, re: Law will do little to promote healthy eating
October 9, 2013 - Ontario’s doctors applaud the Ontario legislature for unanimously passing the Skin Cancer Prevention Act.
October 8, 2013- OMA response to an editor from Maclean's magazine: Ignore the fear-mongering. Life is good, and getting longer
Ontario’s doctors applaud Toronto Public Health’s “Savvy Diner” initiative, which aims to help the public make more informed decisions when eating out by posting calorie and sodium amounts on restaurant menus.
I am deeply concerned about the safety and welfare of the two Canadians arrested in Egypt, one of whom is an Ontario physician.
For the first time, the territory of Nunavut will be represented at the Canadian Medical Association, the national body representing Canadian physicians.
Toronto, August 14, 2013 – Ontario’s doctors call for greater investments in housing programs and comprehensive housing policies to improve the health of our patients.
July 22, 2013 – High temperatures, persistent humidity and the ‘dog days of summer’ means more people are heading to the water to stay cool.
Toronto, June 25, 2013 – Ontario’s doctors want to ensure that bicycle infrastructure is not forgotten as governments jostle over transit funding.
One year after the implementation of a series of changes to federal coverage of refugee health care, Ontario’s doctors are seeing a negative impact on the delivery of care.
June 5, 2013 Toronto – It’s that time of year again: The lawnmowers are roaring, gardens are being planted, little league has begun and kids are out riding their bikes.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, in consultation with Cancer Care Ontario, has announced a provincewide plan to transition all mammography with digital computed radiography to digital direct radiography.
Toronto, May 9 2013 – This week is National Nursing Week and on behalf of Ontario’s doctors I want to take a moment to recognize nurses for their hard work and dedication to patient care.
Toronto, May 8 2013 – One in five, or nearly 500,000 children in Ontario have a mental health problem. This week is Children’s Mental Health Week...
Toronto, ON, May 5, 2013 – Dr. Scott Wooder, a family physician from Stoney Creek, committed to leading an examination on how end of life care affects quality of care as he was sworn in as the 132nd President of the Ontario Medical Association.
May 1, 2013 - My name is Master Corporal Michael Blois and I would like to share a story with you about the doctor who not only saved my life, but gave me a new reason to keep living.
patients across Ontario are invited to help celebrate the third annual Doctors’ Day on May 1 by sharing a positive story about their doctors.
Toronto, April 23, 2013 - Ontario’s doctors congratulate Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown, and Toronto Public Health on their recommendations to the Toronto Board of Health to adopt restaurant menu labelling of calorie and sodium content.
Toronto, April 8, 2013 – In meetings today with Ontario MPPs, the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) called for more information about patient needs to better inform their medical training choices.
Toronto, April 2, 2013 – Heavy alcohol consumption in Ontario is very high, but so far, no concerted effort has been made to mitigate the harms that this can cause.
Toronto, March 20 2013 – One of the most fundamental and life-saving tools in medicine is endangered. Ontario’s doctors are calling on government to address the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance while there is still time.
Toronto, March 7th - Ontario’s doctors wish to congratulate Health Minister Deb Matthews on the introduction today of a bill to ban indoor tanning among Ontarians younger than 18.
Toronto, Ontario – March 4, 2013 – Ontario’s doctors are very encouraged by the release of “No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy” report, and would like to congratulate members of the Healthy Kids’ Panel for their work on this crucial health issue.
Toronto, March 1st 2013 – Ontario’s Doctors wish to congratulate Dr. Chris Simpson as Ontario's nominee for the position of Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President-Elect for 2013-2014.
Ontario’s doctors are very concerned about the findings published today, in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, about the extremely high sodium levels in restaurant foods.
Toronto, Feb. 20, 2013 - Following a speech today by Jens Klarskov, CEO of the Danish Chamber of Commerce, the OMA renewed its call for increased taxes on junk foods and drinks, and for decreased taxes on healthier items.
TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2012 - Today, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) ratified a new Physician Services Agreement (PSA) with the provincial government.
Toronto, Ontario December 5, 2012 – This season, Ontario’s Doctors are re-launching their ‘Snot’s Not Hot’ campaign, which encourages anyone who has the flu to take a sick day and stay home from work if they can.
Toronto, November 27, 2012 - On the occasion of National Physician Assistant Day and on behalf of all of Ontario’s doctors, I would like to take a moment to recognize physician assistants for their hard work and dedication to patients
The McGuinty government and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) have tentatively agreed on a new Physician Services Agreement that runs to March 2014.
Toronto, ON November 12, 2012 – With the clocks turned back, November and December are the darkest months of the year, so it's even more important to keep your head up and watch where you walk.
Nov. 7, 2012 - Ontario’s doctors want to congratulate New Democratic Libby Davies, MP for Vancouver East on the introduction of, Bill C-460, The Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act...
Toronto, October 23, 2012 -- Today, Ontario’s doctors introduced aggressive new measures to help prevent thousands of premature deaths associated with obesity...
Sept. 12, 2012 – Speaking on a panel of health care experts today in Toronto, Ontario Medical Association President Dr. Doug Weir called on the government and the food service industry to partner with Ontario’s doctors
Toronto ON, July 31 2012 – With no indication that the record breaking heat is going to subside this August, Ontario’s doctors are helping patients recognize the signs of heat related illness and what to do if they experience symptoms.
Toronto, Ontario July 22, 2012 – As the temperature and humidity is set to rise again for National Drowning Prevention Week,
July 9, 2012 – Ontario’s doctors officially filed documents with the Ontario Superior Court to review the McGuinty government’s negotiating tactics.
The McGuinty government has demonstrated once again that it can, in fact, negotiate with other organizations.
Kitchener, ON, June 28, 2012 – Strong health care is the cornerstone of any vibrant, growing community, as it attracts new families, new business and new economic investment.
June 26, 2012 – For parents who want to protect their children from the sun this summer, but are puzzled by confusing sunscreen ratings, Ontario’s doctors can help.
June 18, 2012 - Ontario’s doctors welcome the final report from the Office of the Chief Coroner’s review of cycling deaths, which recommends measures to increase cycling safety province-wide.
Toronto, ON, June 17, 2012 – Ontario’s doctors are concerned that planned refugee health cuts will impact the delivery of care and increase provincial health costs.
Toronto, ON, June 12, 2012 – Following months of unfair bargaining, threats to representation rights, unilateral cuts to fees, and negotiating in bad faith...
June 8, 2012 - Ontario’s doctors called on the McGuinty government to start treating doctors fairly, and to negotiate an agreement that protects access to physicians, and doesn’t increase wait times.
Toronto ON, May 31, 2012 – Across Canada, each year an estimated seven children under 14 die and close to 1,700 find themselves in the hospital with serious injuries due to poisoning.
Toronto, ON, May 24, 2012– The Ontario Medical Association repeated its call to the government to
return to the negotiating table with the assistance of a conciliator...
Toronto, ON, May 23, 2012 – The Ontario Medical Students’ Association (OMSA) has been encouraged by the Ontario Government’s focus on increasing access to care for patients by training more medical students and increasing the supply of doctors in the province.
Niagara Falls, ON, May 17, 2012 - The latest information from the Association of American Medical Colleges suggests the United States faces a shortage of over 90,000 physicians in the next decade including 45,000 family doctors.
Windsor, ON, May 10, 2012 – The latest information from the Association of American Medical Colleges suggests the United States faces a shortage of over 90,000 physicians in the next decade including 45,000 family doctors.
May 8, 2012 - Ontario doctors are urging all MPPs to support a bill being tabled today to ensure that calorie counts and other nutritional information is displayed on chain restaurant menus.
Toronto, ON, May 7, 2012 – Today the McGuinty government turned their backs on Ontario doctors, choosing to act unilaterally to impose cuts to fees and programs rather than working with physicians to protect health care.
Toronto, May 3, 2012 – For over two weeks, the Ontario government has stalled and refused to accept an offer from Ontario’s doctors to appoint a Conciliator to help with the ongoing negotiations.
Toronto, ON, May 1, 2012 – Did you know that May 1st is Doctors’ Day in Ontario? The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is encouraging patients across the province to celebrate with us by sharing a positive experience they have had with their doctor.
April 27, 2012 -New figures reveal that over 927,000 patients in Ontario, including 132,000 children, still do not have a family doctor-
Toronto, ON, April 26, 2012 - The Ontario Medical Association urges MPPs in all parties to support the Skin Cancer Prevention Act, 2012, introduced today by NDP MPP France Gélinas, Nickelbelt.
April 24, 2012 – Negotiations with Ontario’s doctors stalled today as the government rejected an offer to continue negotiating with the assistance of a Conciliator and indicated they were proceeding to impose cuts to programs and physician fees.
Toronto, ON, April 18, 2012 - The OMA is pleased to announce its participation in a Disability Community Involvement Initiative sponsored by March of Dimes Canada.
Toronto, ON, April 17, 2012 - Ontario's doctors would like to congratulate NDP MPP France Gélinas, Nickelbelt, on the introduction of an Act to amend the Smoke-Free Ontario Act in respect of certain tobacco products.
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is surprised that the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care is holding a technical briefing and media conference regarding negotiations between the OMA and the government.
March 27, 2012- On behalf of Ontario’s doctors, the Ontario Medical Association has reviewed the provincial budget documents and has some serious concerns about the government’s ability to appropriately care for our aging and growing population.
Toronto, ON, March 15, 2012 – Every 10 minutes in Ontario, at least one person over the age of 65 visits an emergency room because of a fall and the impacts can be devastating.
Toronto, ON, March 1, 2012 – Patients in Ontario now have better access to a physician, they are receiving more services and the quality of care being delivered has improved according to a new report released by the Ontario Medical Association on primary care.
Toronto, Feb. 15, 2012 - Don Drummond, a recognized economist and the Chair of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services has made a number of recommendations regarding the health care system.
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012- For over three years, Ontario's doctors have been raising awareness about the growing obesity epidemic in the province.
Opinion editorial from the Toronto Sun
Ontario’s doctors wish to congratulate the inaugural class of Physician Assistants (PAs) at McMaster University who are celebrating at their convocation today.
Ontario physicians using Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are reporting that EMRs enable them to improve patient care and operate more efficient practices.