July 11, 2016 - The province and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) have reached a tentative four-year agreement that would, if ratified, strengthen the quality, access and timeliness of health care...
Toronto, ON July 4, 2015 – The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) congratulates five Ontario doctors on their appointments to the Order of Canada
Toronto, ON June 17, 2016 – With hot and sunny weather forecast for much of the province this weekend, Ontario’s Doctors want to remind people to practice sun safety and protect their skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Thursday, June 9 Toronto, ON – More than 100,000 people from across the province are standing up against the Liberal government’s cuts to necessary funding for physician services.
June 6, 2016 - In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down subsection 241(1) of the Criminal Code on the grounds that prohibiting physician assistance in death violates an individual’s Charter rights to life...
Toronto, ON May 30, 2016 – Ontario’s doctors are reminding cyclists and drivers alike to keep our roads safe for cycling.
Toronto, ON, May 19, 2016 – Children from across the province put pen – and pencil and crayon – to paper to share how their ‘doc rocks’. This was part of a campaign to celebrate Ontario’s doctors and to benefit those in need.
Toronto, ON, May 9, 2016 – 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 1, 2016 - Every day, Ontario’s 29,000 doctors put patients first. From hospitals to long-term care homes, and from clinics to patient’s homes...
May 1, 2016 - Dr. Virginia Walley brings with her a diversity of knowledge and experience as she steps forward to lead Ontario’s doctors
In response to your letter of April 26 2016, and further to our request to meet today, I understand our officials are now currently organizing a time to meet.
Toronto, ON, April 25, 2016 – Ontario’s doctors are pleased to learn that the Ontario government is now prepared to agree to binding arbitration with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA).
Today, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, appeared to say that he is prepared to move forward with a long-term, permanent and stable framework with the province's physicians.
Letter to the Editor - Doctors’ pay must be negotiated, not imposed
Toronto, March 23, 2016 - We were surprised to hear the Minister’s comments as Ontario’s doctors remain ready and willing to return to the negotiation table to get a fair and reasonable physician services agreement that puts patients first
Toronto, Monday, February 29 - – In a report released today, Ontario’s doctors outlined seven key recommendations that must be addressed in a province-wide dementia strategy...
Toronto, February 25, 2016 – Today, the Ontario government failed to make funding for medical care a priority in its 2016 provincial budget.
London, ON Feb. 23, 2016 – In an effort to identify and help implement patient-first solutions to tackle the looming challenges posed by an aging population, Ontario’s doctors will be meeting local experts...
Toronto, ON Feb. 18, 2016 – Nearly 90 per cent of Ontarians believe funding for the care doctors provide should be a priority in the upcoming provincial budget, according to a new public opinion poll.
Toronto, ON Feb. 12, 2016 – Ontario’s doctors would like to welcome and congratulate Lorne Coe on his new role as Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa.
Peterborough, ON Feb. 11, 2016 – In an effort to identify and help implement patient-first solutions to tackle the looming challenges posed by an aging population, Ontario’s doctors will be meeting local experts and advocates in Peterborough today...
Oshawa, ON Feb. 2, 2016 – In an effort to identify and help implement patient-first solutions to tackle the looming challenges posed by an aging population, Ontario’s doctors will be meeting local experts and advocates in Oshawa today...
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Jan. 27, 2016 – In an effort to identify and help implement patient-first solutions to tackle the looming challenges posed by an aging population...
Toronto, ON Jan. 20, 2016 – In an effort to identify and help implement patient-first solutions to tackle the looming challenges posed by an aging population, Ontario’s doctors today announced Check-Up Ontario...
Durham Region, ON Tuesday, Jan. 12 – To protect and strengthen patient-focused care in Durham Region, Ontario’s doctors are calling on all candidates in the anticipated Whitby—Oshawa by-election to support stopping the Ontario government’s ongoing cuts...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 Toronto, ON – Ontario’s doctors welcome the government’s discussion paper on reforms to the province’s health-care system...
Monday, Dec. 14 Toronto, ON – In less than eight weeks, more than 16,000 Ontarians have called on the government to resume negotiations with Ontario’s doctors to reach an agreement that protects quality, patient-focused care.
December 3, 2015 Toronto, ON – Ontario’s doctors wish to clarify a number of points that were included in the Health Human Resources section of the 2015 Auditor General’s report.
November 26, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – Ontario’s doctors believe the Ontario government is continuing on the wrong track when it comes to health care.
Toronto, ON Nov. 26, 2015 Nurses and physicians say they are ready and willing to meet the health needs of Syrian refugees once they arrive in Ontario.
Toronto, ON Oct. 28, 2015 – Ontario’s doctors have significant concerns with the New Graduate Entry Program (NGEP), which has been unilaterally imposed by the Ontario government.
Toronto, ON Oct. 29, 2015 – Today, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) officially launched its challenge under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms against the Government of Ontario.
Toronto, ON (Oct. 22, 2015) – Today, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) announced that it is taking concrete steps on two fronts.
Toronto, ON Oct. 15, 2015 – Ontario’s doctors have serious concerns with a new report released today by the provincial government on primary care.
Toronto, ON, Oct. 9, 2015 – Every day, Ontario’s 28,000 doctors go to work to put our patients first. For us, it’s simple: there’s no job more important than the health of our patients.
Toronto, ON Oct. 1, 2015 – Today, thousands of patients and doctors will join together in a “virtual day of action” to tell Premier Kathleen Wynne to put patients first and stop cutting funding for physician services.
Toronto, Sept. 29, 2015 – CIHI's report released today shows that Ontario continues to have one of the lowest doctor-to-population ratios in the country, lower than all provinces except Manitoba, Saskatchewan and PEI.
Toronto, ON – September 14, 2015 – The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) has learned that starting October 1, 2015 Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care will further cut funding for physician services.
Toronto, ON Sept. 8, 2015 – Ontario’s doctors are reminding pedestrians and drivers to take charge of the safety of our roads.
Orillia, ON Sept. 1, 2015 –With the final week of campaign now underway in Simcoe North, do you know where the candidates stand on health care?
Halifax, NS Aug. 27, 2015 – Ontario Medical Association President Dr. Mike Toth congratulated Dr. Cindy Forbes on her installment as the new president of the Canadian Medical Association.
Halifax, NS Aug. 26, 2015 – Delegates from across the country attending the Canadian Medical Association annual meeting stood with Ontario’s doctors today in their fight to end the unilateral action imposed on them by the Ontario government.
Aug. 17 2015- OMA President Dr Mike Toth provided an update on the state of health care in Northern Ontario, and impacts of the Wynne government's cut to medical services, during a keynote address at a Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference
Aug. 18, 2015– Ontario’s doctors support the decision of the provinces and territories to work cooperatively to provide a framework that allows patients access to medical aid in dying while recognizing the rights of physicians to decline to participate
Niagara Falls, ON, Aug. 16, 2015 – Ontario’s doctors believe access to medical services is a key component to a vibrant community and one that is at risk due to cuts by the provincial government.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - As municipal leaders from across Ontario gather for the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference, a number of issues are sure to top the agenda and health care might not be one of them
Toronto, ON, July 31, 2015 – At a time when there are more than 800,000 Ontarians without a family doctor and 140,000 new people are added to the province each year, the Ontario government has decided to cut 25 residency positions across Ontario...
Toronto, ON July 28, 2015 – With temperatures forecast in the 30s for Southern Ontario this week, Ontario’s doctors want to remind the public to stay safe and stay cool.
Toronto, ON, July 23, 2015 – Ontario’s doctors know the benefits of working in partnership with allied health professionals like dieticians, social workers and nurses to provide team-based care to patients and they believe everyone who needs access to that kind of care should have it.
Toronto, ON July 16, 2015 – Swimming is a favourite summer pastime, but Ontario’s doctors want to remind those spending time in or near the water that lifejackets and parental supervision of children should be top of mind.
Toronto, ON July 8, 2015 – The Ontario Medical Association congratulates 11 of its members on their appointments to the Order of Canada
Toronto, June 29, 2015 - The OMA today announced the appointment of Tom Magyarody as chief executive officer effective Aug. 31, 2015. Mr. Magyarody brings more than 20 years of effective health care leadership to his new position.
Toronto, June 22, 2015 - Re: Designation good for northeast patients Friday, June 19: There is no denying there is a need for more family doctors in Northeastern Ontario....
Pembroke, ON June 26, 2015 – Today, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) passed a motion supporting Ontario’s doctors as they advocate to stop government cuts to patient care.
Toronto, ON June 23, 2015 - Ontario doctors support Toronto and East York Community Council as it moved to make residential streets safer.
Avoiding CT scans for mild head injury and avoiding psychostimulants for preschool children with ADHD top the list of new recommendations released by Choosing Wisely Canada.
Belleville, ON, May 29, 2015 – Dr. Mike Toth, Ontario Medical Association President, presented to Hastings County Council Thursday morning to raise awareness about how government cuts to medical services will negatively impact patients. Hastings County pledged its support for Ontario’s doctors as they urge the government to fully-fund the health care system in order to meet the needs of Ontario’s aging and growing population.
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
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 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.
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.
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, 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, 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, Dec. 9, 2012 - Today, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) ratified a new Physician Services Agreement (PSA) with the provincial government.
The McGuinty government and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) have tentatively agreed on a new Physician Services Agreement that runs to March 2014.
July 9, 2012 – Ontario’s doctors officially filed documents with the Ontario Superior Court to review the McGuinty government’s negotiating tactics.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.