About Our Partners

Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the Canadian Medical Association, the University of Toronto, the Government of Canada and the Governments of Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon.

In addition to these sponsors, the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign is endorsed and supported by national medical professional societies representing a broad spectrum of clinicians, provincial-territorial medical associations and organizations, patient organizations, accrediting bodies and others.


  • ABIM Foundation


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the ABIM Foundation. The mission of the ABIM Foundation is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system. ABIMF achieves this by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policy makers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice.

  • Alberta Government


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the Government of Alberta. Alberta Health is the ministry that sets policy, legislation and standards for the health system in Alberta. The ministry allocates health funding and administers provincial programs such as the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan and provides expertise on communicable disease control.

  • Alberta Medical Association


    The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The AMA stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership and support for their role in the provision of quality health care. Founded in the same year as the province, the AMA now represents about 95% of Alberta’s practicing physicians as well as resident physicians and medical students.

  • Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada


    The Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (AMMI) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. AMMI Canada is the national association that represents physicians, clinical microbiologists and researchers specializing in the fields of medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Through promotion of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human infectious diseases and by our involvement in education, research, clinical practice and advocacy, AMMI Canada aims to serve and educate the public and also to enhance the career opportunities of its members through professional development and advocacy initiatives.

  • Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


    The Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a national organization of child and adolescent psychiatrists and other professionals in Canada, committed to advancing the mental health of children, youth and families through promotion of excellence in care, advocacy, education, research and collaboration with other professionals.

  • Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry


    The Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CAGP, is a national organization of psychiatrists dedicated to promoting mental health in the Canadian elderly population through the clinical, educational, research and advocacy activities of its membership. It was founded in 1991, and is recognized as the voice of Geriatric Psychiatry in Canada. The CAGP is a member of the Council of Academies of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. There are over 300 current members.

  • Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine


    The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CASEM is an organization of physicians committed to excellence in the practice of medicine as it applies to all aspects of physical activity. CASEM’s mission is to forge a strong, collective voice for sport and exercise medicine; to be a leader in advancing the art and science of sport and exercise medicine, including health promotion and disease prevention, for the benefit of all Canadians.

  • Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society


    The Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CAS is the national specialty society for anesthesiology in Canada. The CAS was founded in 1943 as a not-for-profit, voluntary organization and is guided by its vision of innovative leadership and excellence in anesthesiology, perioperative care, and patient safety. The CAS represents 3,000 members (anesthesiologists, GP anesthetists, residents, Anesthesia Assistants, etc.) across Canada and around the world and is dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care through research, education and advocacy.

  • Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance


    The Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign, and its members have worked with the Canadian Rheumatology Association on its CWC efforts. CAPA is a national, volunteer and patient-driven organization that represents people living with arthritis. CAPA aims to educate, raise awareness, advocate for access to treatments, and collaborate with other organizations who have similar interests.

  • Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver


    The Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CASL is a multidisciplinary group of scientists and healthcare providers whose expertise focuses on the liver, and provides national leadership in all aspects of research, education and patient care as they pertain to the liver.

  • Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses


    The Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (CAAPN) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CAAPN’s mission is to improve the health of Canadians by promoting and influencing the development, growth, and integration of advanced practice nursing in health systems. CAAPN is recognized as the national leader for all domains in advanced practice nursing including clinical practice, education, research, policy and administration.

  • Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians


    The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CAEP the primary advocacy, educational and medical organization representing the interests of Canadian emergency physicians, their work place issues and their patients. CAEP represents more than 2,000 emergency physicians across Canada. The CAEP head office is located in Ottawa, Ontario and CAEP is a founding member of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM). The Association contributes to knowledge translation through the production of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM), the CAEP Road Shows and other CME activities, and the Annual CAEP Conference.

  • Canadian Association of Gastroenterology


    The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CAG represents more than 1,100 members across Canada, including physicians, basic scientists, and affiliated health care providers who work in the field of gastroenterology. The CAG is a member-focused organization with a mission to support and engage in the study of the organs of the digestive tract in health and disease, as well as to promote and advance gastroenterology by providing leadership in patient care, research, teaching and continuing professional development.

  • Canadian Association of General Surgeons


    The Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign.  With 2,500 members, CAGS is the voice of the specialty of general surgery across Canada.  CAGS supports the quality education, evidence-based research, and steadfast advocacy of general surgery so that its members can provide the best surgical care possible to Canadians.

  • Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists


    The Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists (CAMB) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CAMB is a professional organization of specialized physicians who provide expertise in the biochemistry and metabolism of human health and disease.

  • Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists


    The Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists (CAMO) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CAMO, a national specialty society of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, will contribute to cancer control, through research, education, and clinical practice in prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, palliative care and rehabilitation. CAMO is committed to achieving and maintaining, among its members, excellence in clinical and scholarly activity, within a culture of compassion and respect for human dignity.

  • Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine


    The Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine (CANM)  is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CANM strives for excellence in the practice of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine by promoting the continued professional competence of nuclear medicine specialists, establishing guidelines of clinical practice, and encouraging biomedical research. We work with all professionals in nuclear medicine to ensure that Canadians have access to the highest quality nuclear medicine services.

  • Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgery


    The Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgery (CAPS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CAPS is dedicated to improving the health of children and committed to making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families by improving quality of health care through education and research. The three main areas of diagnosis, treatment and research which are of special concern to Pediatric Surgeons include Infants Born With Congenital Anomalies, Malignancy In Childhood and Trauma.

  • Canadian Association of Pathologists


    The Canadian Association of Pathologists (Association canadienne des pathologistes) (CAP-ACP), is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CAP-ACP was founded in 1949 and has in the years since then played a role in promoting pathology to the national and international health care communities and to Canadian society. CAP-ACP, a voluntary professional organization, advances the interests of our profession and promotes high quality standards for patient care by providing national leadership and promoting excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine practice, education and research.

  • Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


    The Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPM&R) is a proud partner of  the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CAPM&R is a member service organization that represents Canadian physiatrists and promotes their pursuit of excellence in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The CAPM&R was founded in 1952 and has over 400 members today.

  • Canadian Association of Professors of Medicine

    The Canadian Association of Professors of Medicine (CAPM) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CAPM is the organization of departments of internal medicine represented by chairs in Canada.

  • Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology


    The Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CARO is a national professional association representing the official voice of radiation oncology in Canada in relation to the public interest and professional interest in the provision of radiation oncology consultative and treatment services.  The association’s regionally representative board structure and national membership facilitate the execution of its mission.

  • Canadian Association of Radiologists


    The Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CAR is the national specialty society for radiologists in Canada, committed to promoting the highest standards in patient?centered imaging, lifelong learning and research.  As the national voice of radiology, the CAR works on behalf of the more than 2,500 radiologists and radiologists in training in Canada.

  • Canadian Association of Retired Teachers


    The Canadian Association of Retired Teachers (CART) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CART represents thirteen retired teacher associations across Canada with a membership in excess of 121,000 members. It provides liaison and mutual assistance among its member organizations; promotes the interests of its member organizations; develops strategies for joint action on matters of common concern; cooperates with other organizations on matters of common concern; and promotes support for public education.

  • Canadian Association of Social Workers


    The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is a national voice for social workers in Canada. We are proud to support this campaign as it helps physicians and patients better develop shared knowledge that promotes effective choices and high-quality care for patients.

  • Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group


    The Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group (CBMTG) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign.  CBMTG is a multidisciplinary society committed to making Canada the best place in the world to have a blood and marrow stem cell transplant.

  • Canadian Cardiovascular Society


    The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CCS is the national voice for cardiovascular physicians and scientists. Its members include academic and community cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, trainees in those fields, researchers and other health care professionals working in cardiac sciences in all corners of the country. This represents over 2,000 members of the cardiovascular community in Canada. The CCS mission is to promote cardiovascular health and care through knowledge translation, including dissemination of research and encouragement of best practices and professional development, as well as leadership in health policy.

  • Canadian College of Medical Geneticists


    The Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Medical genetics is the branch of medicine concerned with the effect of genetic variation on human development and health and also with the study, diagnosis, management, and prevention of genetic and related disorders in individuals, families, and communities. The Canadian College of Medical Geneticists is the national specialty society that represents genetic specialists (MDs and PhDs) who see patients with genetic conditions and/or direct laboratories that perform diagnostic testing for genetic conditions.

  • Canadian Federation of Medical Students


    The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CFMS represents over 8,000 medical students from 14 Canadian medical student societies from coast to coast.  The CFMS represents medical students to the public, to the federal government, and to national and international medical organizations.

  • Canadian Geriatrics Society


    The Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CGS has 375 members who have an interest in the health care of the elderly. This includes specialists in geriatrics and care of the elderly, family physicians and allied health professionals. The objectives of the CGS are to promote excellence in the medical care of older Canadians, promote a high standard of research in the field of geriatrics/ gerontology and improve the education provided to Canadian physicians on aging and its clinical challenges.

  • Canadian Headache Society


    The Canadian Headache Society (CHS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CHS is an incorporated non-profit organization of health professionals which has as its objectives the promotion of education, research and excellence in patient care in the field of headache medicine in Canada.

  • Canadian Hematology Society


    The Canadian Hematology Society (CHS) is a a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CHS is a professional association founded in 1971, whose membership includes most of the hematologists in Canada. The main goals of CHS are to maintain the integrity and vitality of the specialty of hematology, by participating with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in designing training programs for our successors, encouraging and rewarding scholarly research, and providing a forum for communication and mutual support for all of our colleagues in both community and academic settings.

  • Canadian Medical Association


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). CMA is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 80,000 of Canada’s physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA’s mission is to serve and unite the physicians of Canada and be the national advocate, in partnership with the people of Canada, for the highest standards of health and health care.

  • Canadian Neurological Society


    The Canadian Neurological Society (CNS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CNS was established in 1948 and represented both neurologists and neurosurgeons. In 1965, the original CNS was dissolved and two new societies were created to represent the two distinct groups. Today, the Canadian Neurological Society has approximately 525 members and represents neurologists and neurology residents in Canada. The CNS council manages the business, initiatives and finances of the CNS. The council also appoints CNS member representatives to sit on various CNSF committees, including the Professional Development Committee and the Scientific Program Committee. The CNS President and Vice-President serve on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation (CNSF).

  • Canadian Nurses Association


    The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CNA is a powerful, unified voice for Canada’s registered nurses. It represents registered nurses from 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges, independent registered nurse members from Ontario and Quebec and retired registered nurses from across the country. CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association


    The Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. With some 1,300 members, the COA is the national professional association that represents Canada’s orthopaedic surgeons. Its mandate is to promote excellence in bone and joint care through continuing professional development, models of care, practice-management strategies, government relations and a code of ethics. The COA has met annually since 1945, providing a venue for Canada’s orthopaedic surgeons to update and refine their skills, as well as discuss and respond to professional and patient issues. Faced with increasing subspecialization, the COA has avoided fragmentation by forming subspecialty societies within the parent organization. Thus, the COA continues to speak with a united voice on behalf of the orthopaedic community in Canada.

  • Canadian Partnership Against Cancer


    The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CPAC is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. CPAC works with cancer  experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health  organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy.

  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute


    The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CPSI works with governments, health organizations, leaders, and healthcare providers to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. CPSI develops evidence-informed products, provides excellent stewardship of resources, ensures clear and open communication, delivers measurable results, celebrates the successes of our partners, nurtures successful partnerships, and are passionate about safe healthcare for all Canadians.

  • Canadian Pharmacists Association


    The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CPhA focuses on advancing the health and well-being of Canadians through excellence in pharmacist care. Since 1907, CPhA has charted the course through many developments in pharmacy, and continues to be the national voice of Canadian pharmacists.

  • Canadian Psychiatric Association


    The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CPA is the national voluntary professional association for Canada’s 4,700 psychiatrists and 900 residents. As the national voice of Canada’s psychiatrists, the CPA advocates for the professional needs of its members in meeting the mental health needs of Canadians, and promotes excellence in education, research and clinical practice. Its mission is to provide a strong, collective voice for psychiatrists across the country and to foster a community dedicated to ensuring the highest possible standards of professional practice in providing psychiatric services to Canadians.

  • Canadian Rheumatology Association


    The Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Made up of over 500 members, including just over 400 rheumatologists, the mission of the CRA is to promote the pursuit of excellence in arthritis care, education and research. The CRA strives to provide the best services and support to its membership to providechoosing the best quality of care possible to patients. This includes an amazing lineup of topics and speakers for the Annual Scientific Meeting, a website full of information, programs to attract more medical students into rheumatology, awards to recognize its members, guidelines’ development, research funding opportunities and excellent working partnerships with other organizations.

  • Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine


    The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine (CSTM) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CSTM is a multidisciplinary society which promotes and supports best practice in Transfusion Medicine in Canada through education, communication and partnerships.

  • Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery


    The Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery (CSVS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery is dedicated to excellence in the promotion of vascular health for Canadians through education, research, collaboration and advocacy.

  • Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology


    The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The mission of CSACI is the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, clinical immunology, and asthma for optimal patient care. The Society is also dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with allergies through research, advocacy, and continued professional and public education.

  • Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists


    The Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CSCC provides leadership in the practice of clinical biochemistry and clinical laboratory medicine through service, teaching and research, and its members establish standards for diagnostic services, interpretation of test results, and the performance of quality assurance and utilization reviews. The Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, the academic body of the CSCC, works in cooperation with provincial organizations to maintain the highest standards of competence in the practice of clinical biochemistry through training, certification, accreditation, and professional development.  Clinical Biochemists ensure that consistent high quality, accurate and precise biochemical test results are provided so that high quality care can be provided to the patient.

  • Canadian Society of Echocardiography


    The Canadian Society of Echocardiography (CSE) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CSE is a non-profit organization of Cardiovascular professionals committed to excellence in Echocardiography, and promotion and delivery of quality echocardiographic services across Canada.

  • Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism


    The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CSEM is a professional organization bringing together academic and community-based endocrinologists and researchers engaged in providing health care, education and research within the broad domain of endocrinology. The CSEM is a national advocate for excellence in endocrinology research, education, and patient care, and its mandate is to advance the discipline of endocrinology and metabolism in Canada.

  • Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine


    The Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine (CSHM) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CSHM was founded in 2001 as the Canadian chapter of the US based Society of Hospital Medicine. The CSHM is committed to promoting the highest quality of care for all hospitalized patients. The CSHM supports Canadian hospitalists promoting excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through education, advocacy and research.

  • Canadian Society of Internal Medicine


    The Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CSIM is a national medical society of physicians who are specialists in the broad discipline of general internal medicine.  CSIM members provide expert medical care for adults with complex multi-system diseases at community and academic hospitals across Canada.  CSIM members are teachers of medical students and residents and are leaders in health research and quality improvement.  The CSIM has over 1,100 members and associates.

  • Canadian Society of Nephrology


    The Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CSN is a society of physicians and scientists specializing in the care of people with kidney disease, and in research related to the kidney and kidney disease. The mission of CSN is to promote the highest quality of care for patients with renal diseases by setting high standards for medical training and education and to increase the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nephrologists, encourage research in biomedical sciences related to the kidney, kidney disorders and renal replacement therapies, improve the delivery of health care related to nephrology, promote the continuing professional competence of nephrologists, and encourage and support scholarly and ethical approaches to the enhancement of the specialty.

  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


    The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (CSOHNS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CSOHNS is an association that helps to serve the Canadian Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery community. It is composed exclusively of otolaryngologists-head & neck surgeons and those training in the specialty. CSOHNS is dedicated to improving patient care through the support of education, the promotion of research, the dissemination of information, the scientific advancement of the Society, and the maintenance of high professional and ethical standards.

  • Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians


    The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CSPCP is a membership organization composed of clinicians, educators, academics, researchers and specialists dedicated to the improvement of palliative care for patients and their families, though the advancement and improvement of palliative medicine and training.

  • Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology


    The Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology (CSSO) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CSSO is a national association of surgical oncologists that  promotes the optimum treatment of the patient with cancer through a multi-disciplinary treatment approach. The association fosters the development of education in cancer for both graduate, undergraduate and continuing medical education and encourages the development of research in oncologic surgery. The CSSO believes in facilitating communication between surgeons whose primary interest lies in the field of oncology and encourages the formation of surgical oncology training programs among Canadian Universities.

  • Canadian Spine Society


    The Canadian Spine Society (CSS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CSS is a collaborative body of Canadian Neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgeons and other spine care professionals with a primary interest in advancing excellence in spine patient care, research and education.  The CSS serves as the umbrella group for the leading spine-related organizations across Canada and maintains strong partnerships with The Rick Hansen Institute and major Canadian universities.

  • Canadian Urological Association


    The Canadian Urological Association (CUA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. CUA represents and provides a voice for all Canadian urologists and fosters dedication of all members of the profession toward ensuring the highest possible standard of urologic care of Canadians.

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada


    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The CFPC represents more than 30,000 members across the country. It is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians. The College provides quality services and programs, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of family physicians and the specialty of family medicine. The CFPC accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools.

  • Consumer Reports Health


    Consumer Reports Health is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Consumer Reports Health  helps consumers identify  high-quality, high-value products and services and helps them optimize their health and wellness.

  • Doctors Manitoba


    Doctors Manitoba is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Doctors Manitoba is the professional association representing all physicians in Manitoba. The health of Manitoba residents is the top priority for Manitoba’s physicians.

  • Doctors Nova Scotia


    Doctors Nova Scotia is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Doctors Nova Scotia represents the physicians of Nova Scotia. The association is passionate about improving patient care and helping Nova Scotians live healthy and active lives.

  • Doctors of BC


    Doctors of BC is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Doctors of BC represents 12,000 physicians in British Columbia and is committed to advocate for doctors, so that they can best advocate for their patients. Doctors of BC does this by promoting a social, economic and political climate in which patients get the highest standard of health care, while doctors achieve maximum professional satisfaction and fair economic reward.

  • Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec


    The Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. FMEQ is the body that represents the voice of the four Quebec medical associations and promotes their interests, serving more than 3900 medical students in Quebec.

  • Gastrointestinal Society


    The Gastrointestinal Society is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. As a registered charity working toward creating a better health care system for patients affected by digestive illnesses, the Gastrointestinal Society is a proud supporter of Choosing Wisely Canada.

  • Government of Ontario


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the Government of Ontario. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is working to establish a patient-focused, results-driven, integrated and sustainable publicly funded health system. Its plan for building a sustainable public health care system in Ontario is based on helping people stay healthy, delivering good care when people need it, and protecting the health system for future generations.

  • Health Quality Ontario


    Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. HQO is the agency in Ontario mandated to advise government and health care providers on the evidence to support high-quality care, to support improvements in quality, and to monitor and report to the public on the quality of health care provided in Ontario. The agency received this mandate through the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 (ECFAA). The goal of ECFAA, as well as Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, is to transform the healthcare system by creating greater public accountability, increasing the focus on quality, bringing patient satisfaction to the forefront and basing patient care decisions on the best scientific evidence available.

  • Long Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada


    The Long Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada (LTCMDAC) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. LTCMDAC’s vision is to increase physician leadership capacity in the nursing home to improve the quality of care and more importantly the quality of life for patients.

  • Medical Society of PEI


    The Medical Society of PEI is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The Medical Society of PEI’s mission statement is to provide leadership & representation for physicians, and to promote high standards of health & healthcare for all Islanders.

  • National Association of Federal Retirees


    The National Association of Federal Retirees (FSNA),  is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. FSNA as the leading national organization of federal public sector retirees, protects their benefits and promotes their interests. We immediately recognized the importance of providing the public with practical, easy-to-follow advice on a number of topics, including insomnia and sleeping pills, and heart tests before surgery to name a few.

  • New Brunswick Government


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the New Brunswick Government. The New Brunswick Department of Health is charged with administration and delivery of public healthcare in New Brunswick.

  • New Brunswick Medical Society


    The New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. NBMS is the professional association representing all physicians in New Brunswick. The health of New Brunswick residents is the top priority for New Brunswick’s physicians.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Government


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the Newfoundland and Labrador Government. The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Health and Community Services provides a leadership role in health and community services programs and policy development for the province. This involves working in partnership with a number of key stakeholders including regional health authorities, community organizations, professional associations, post-secondary educational institutions, unions, consumers and other government departments.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association


    The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The NLMA represents and supports a united medical profession and provides leadership in the provision of excellent health care in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our top priority is ensuring that all physicians have the appropriate resources they need to provide the best possible care for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. They are also a proud partner in Choosing Wisely Newfoundland and Labrador, Choosing Wisely NL.

  • Northwest Territories Government


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the Northwest Territories Government. The Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services Administers a broad range of health and social programs that promote, maintain and enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families.

  • Nova Scotia Government


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the Government of Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness supports programs and services that protect and promote health, and treat illness for Nova Scotians and their families.

  • Nunavut Government


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the Nunavut Government. The Nunavut Department of Health is responsible for health services and social programming and works to improve the health and well-being of Nunavummiut by addressing the differing needs of each community through culturally appropriate programs and services.

  • Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada


    Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada (OMSOC) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. OMSOC’s membership comprises occupational physicians certified as specialists by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or le Collège des Médecins du Québec  as well as specialists from other medical and surgical specialties with an interest in occupational medicine. OMSOC provides a forum for advancing the practice of occupational medicine by facilitating dialogue amongst physician specialists and between occupational medicine practitioners and members of allied fields, notably government, industry, management, and the law.

  • Ontario College of Family Physicians


    The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The OCFP is the voice of family medicine representing over 10,000 active family physicians providing patient care across communities throughout the province. Our mandate is to support members by providing evidence-based education and professional development, by promoting and recognizing leadership excellence in family medicine, and by advocating for the role family physicians play in delivering the highest quality care to patients and families across Ontario. The OCFP is a provincial chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

  • Ontario Medical Association


    The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The OMA represents the political, clinical and economic interests of the province’s medical profession.

  • Ontario Medical Students Association


    The Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. OMSA is the representative voice for over 3,500 medical students at Ontario’s six medical schools. Our mission is to maximize medical student potential by promoting advocacy, leadership and student wellness, while supporting quality medical education in Ontario. As future physicians we are committed to providing the best possible care through a sustainable and patient-focused healthcare system.

  • Patients Canada


    Patients Canada is proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Patients Canada is a patient led and patient governed organization that seeks to bring patients and family caregivers as partners in care, in service co-design and in policy development. Patients Canada has been working in collaboration with patients and health organizations across Canada to achieve these goals.

  • Patients for Patient Safety Canada


    Patients for Patient Safety Canada (PFPSC) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. PFPSC is a patient-led program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. We champion the patient’s voice to advance safe healthcare. PFPSC comprises of patients and families with safety-related experiences who volunteer to bring our perspectives to a forum in order to provide a collective, credible voice that reflects the diverse perspectives of patients across Canada; advocate for the inclusion of the patients’ perspective in healthcare agendas; collaborate with patients, healthcare providers, health organizations, and other agencies to speed up efforts to improve patient safety.

  • Quebec Medical Association


    The Québec Medical Association (QMA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The QMA brings together members of the Québec medical community in a context that promotes reflection and action in the best interests of the health of Quebecers. Through its position papers and actions regarding the latest health care issues, it participates actively in helping the Québec health care system to develop and evolve. It comprises some 10,000 general practitioners, specialists, residents and medical students.

  • Resident Doctors of Canada


    Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign.  RDoC represents over 9,000 resident doctors across Canada. Established in 1972, we are a not-for-profit organization providing a unified, national voice for our membership. RDoC collaborates with other national health organizations to foster excellence in training, wellness, and patient care. We cultivate meaningful dialogue with our members and Provincial Housestaff Organizations to provide the perspective of resident doctors on national medical education issues. We strive to optimize the continuum of medical education and enrich the medical education experience for resident doctors, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the best health and care for patients.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The RCPSC is a not-for-profit professional organization that exists to maintain the highest standards in specialty medical education and professional practice.

  • Saskatchewan Government


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the Saskatchewan Government. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health is committed to a health system that puts patients first by providing better health, better care, better value, and better teams for Saskatchewan people.

  • Saskatchewan Medical Association


    The Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The SMA is the voice of Saskatchewan’s doctors. Our members are the physicians, residents and medical students of the province. The SMA is focussed on improving patient outcomes and experiences by empowering physicians to choose appropriate and necessary treatments.

  • The Commonwealth Fund


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by The Commonwealth Fund (CWF). The CWF is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.

  • Trauma Association of Canada


    The Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) is a proud partner of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. TAC is a not-for-profit association with a vision to improve the lives of all those affected by or at risk of traumatic injury. What makes TAC unique is that it is the only multi-disciplinary association focused solely on the care of the injured. The Association brings together trauma physicians and other multi-disciplinary specialists in trauma care from across the continuum of care including injury prevention and from pre-hospital to rehabilitation care, with a purpose to share, educate and showcase scientific research and practice.

  • University of Toronto


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the University of Toronto (UofT). Established in 1827, U of T has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000 students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T’s influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

  • Yukon Government


    Choosing Wisely Canada is funded in part by the Yukon Government. Yukon Health and Social Services aims to promote, protect, and enhance the well-being of Yukon people through a continuum of quality, accessible, and appropriate health and social services.