The OMA advocates for Ontario’s doctors through a variety of strategies to generate support from government decision makers, elected officials, influencers and the public.
The OMA’s Prescription for Ontario sets an ambitious policy and advocacy agenda, providing 87 recommendations to improve the health-care system. This page also contains information on provincial advocacy, key policy and advocacy topics (including physician burnout, mental health, wait times and more) and public campaigns.
Burnout is a system-level issue that impacts many physicians in Ontario. As a group, physicians have higher than average rates of burnout than the general population. Learn about how the OMA advocates to the Ontario government to address burnout as a system-wide issue.
One of the OMA’s top policy priorities is to support and strengthen Ontario’s mental health and addiction sector. Access to mental health and addiction care continues to be a challenge for many patients. Read about the role physicians play in addressing mental health and addiction issues in the province.
Learn about the OMA’s comprehensive policy proposal to reduce wait times through a new model of surgical and procedural delivery.
The OMA shapes and influences provincial health-care policy through amplifying physicians’ voices on policy issues that matter to the profession.
The OMA advocates for doctors and patients in advance of provincial budgets. Together with physician health-care advocates, the OMA works to bring our recommendations to elected officials for better health care in Ontario.
The OMA has collaborated with system stakeholders to create tools and resources to support physician engagement and leadership in this health-care model.
Ontario's Doctors advocate to make the health-care system better for all of us. Watch videos and learn more about our campaigns, including Ontario's Doctors lead you to better health, Doctors’ Day, Stories from the Front Lines and the Value of Doctors.
OMA Talks is a thought leadership speaker series featuring topical health-care issues, new ideas and celebrating the physicians leading the way to improve health care for all.