Doctors’ Day
Every year on May 1st , the Ontario Medical Association recognizes the outstanding contributions made by Ontario’s 40,000 doctors. Join us this year as we celebrate Ontario’s doctors and all the work that they do treating and caring for patients.
Doctors’ Day
Every year on May 1st , the Ontario Medical Association recognizes the outstanding contributions made by Ontario’s 40,000 doctors. Join us this year as we celebrate Ontario’s doctors and all the work that they do treating and caring for patients.



Few people have as intimate a view of ourselves as doctors do. They’re around for the most stressful parts of life – as well as some of the most miraculous. We come of age with them, they listen to our fears and questions without judgement and they help us grow old with dignity. Regardless of the obstacles or how hard things can get, Ontario’s doctors have an oath to be with patients. Because nothing is more important to doctors than the well-being and health of their patients and their families.

Help us celebrate Doctors' Day by sharing a positive story or moment that you've had with your doctor.

Starting April 24, and continuing throughout the month of May, all participants will be entered for a chance to win one of five $25 Tim Horton's gift cards. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #DoctorsDay.

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Real-Life Stories From Across Ontario

Natasha needed serious medical care after a car crash nearly claimed her life. Dr. Alysha Ladha provided vital medical care, helping her to bravely recover her mobility, her speech, and her spirit. Dr. Ladha is more than Natasha’s specialist. She is her safe space.

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For over 40 years, Dr. Butchey saw the growth of Keith’s children, the sad passing of his parents, and – yes, the eventual moment where Keith’s children had children of their own. Keith says that Dr. Butchey has seen it all – the ups, the downs, the good news and the bad. It is a relationship four generations in the making.

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Dr. Clay Hammett has made it possible for Kay’s family to live in the north. He has seen her family through emergency house calls, difficult pregnancies and deliveries, and provided strong medical advocacy when it was needed the most. To Dr. Hammett, Kay isn’t just a patient. She is a member of his community.

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In two short years, Dr. Fahima Osman has seen Alison through the emotional rollercoaster of her breast cancer diagnosis to the celebration of her end of treatment. Dr. Osman was not only Alison’s rock. She was also her surgeon.

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