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April 06, 2022
Allan O'Dette

Transformation in action, AGM preview

Modernization has been a top priority at the OMA. That means enabling your association to be more agile, effective and member-focused.

Last month — for the first time ever — all members had a binding vote on the proposed Physician Services Agreement. This is a tangible example that OMA governance transformation is progressing, with doctors at the centre of critical decision-making, being empowered to vote directly on the PSA.

While staff and the board have been focused on the PSA education and ratification process, the planning and organization is well underway for the 2022 Annual General Meeting on May 5, and the first multi-day General Assembly meeting on May 14-15.

We would like to welcome some recently elected members to our board, including incoming President Dr. Rose Zacharias, President-Elect Dr. Andrew Park, and new director Dr. Sharon Bal, who will officially assume their roles following the AGM.

This year, the member’s Priority and Leadership Group, or PLG, has held several meetings to advance the profession’s collective interests and set key priorities for the organization. The board approved the PLG’s first issues and policy idea that focuses on data supports for work and health human resources. This follows board approval of the first member-driven advocacy idea to reduce delays in patient care.

This work is directly aligned to the broader OMA strategic plan, to ensure that all efforts are moving in lockstep and is now headed to working groups to bring forward achievable and concrete implementation plans.

AGM invite

Please do look for your invite to the 2022 OMA AGM. We’re excited to be holding this hybrid meeting in person in Thunder Bay, as well as virtually for members who wish to join from across the province.

It's my honour to serve Ontario’s physicians.