Canadian Podiatric Medical Association


foot_massageThe Canadian Podiatric Medical Association is a non-profit organization working on behalf of its 250 plus members – Canada’s premier foot specialists. We are dedicated to enhancing the profession of podiatry and increasing awareness among Canadians about the importance of good foot health care.

The CPMA acts as the national voice for podiatrists in Canada, serving as a resource for legislative and policy changes affecting podiatry both provincially and federally. The association also represents podiatrists in Canada at the International level through involvement with the Federation Internationale des Podologues (FIP), the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (UK) (SOCAP). Friendship protocols have also been established with the U.S.A. and the UK.

As well, the CPMA has representation at the Canadian Health and Life Insurance Association Meetings (CHLIA), which serves to negotiate fee schedules and coverage for professional services provided by podiatrists.


The CPMA Seal of Acceptance/Approval is a program that recognizes products deemed beneficial to foot health. The Seal of Approval program evaluates the use of therapeutic products. The Seal is awarded to a product after it has been recognized by the CPMA Seal of Acceptance/Approval Committee determines whether the product promotes quality foot health. The Seal of Acceptance evaluates footwear and other external products such as equipment, hosiery and materials.