The CPMA is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1926, and is dedicated to enhancing the profession of podiatry and providing a collective voice to government, industry, and Canadians on your behalf.

To become a member of the CPMA, podiatrists must first be a member of their own provincial organization. If the province in which a podiatrist practices does not have an association, that member can apply directly to the CPMA.

Active membership may be granted to any podiatrist who is duly qualified as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) or possesses a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Podiatric Medicine (Bsc. Hons. Podiatric Medicine) or a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Podiatry (Bsc. Hons. Podiatry) degree and is legally licensed to practice podiatric medicine in a province of Canada in which legislation exists relating to the practice of the profession of podiatric medicine and the licensing of podiatrists.

Benefitcpma-prsnt_homepage-btns of Membership

In addition to connecting you to colleagues across Canada, your CPMA membership also provides the following benefits:

  • Representation on CPMA Board of Directors with full voting privileges;
  • Invitation to attend all CPMA general meetings with voting privileges;
  • Twice a year newsletter;
  • Access to online educational credits;
  • Membership in the Federation International de Podologues (FIP);
  • A 35-40% reduction in malpractice insurance as a result of preferred rates negotiated by the CPMA;
  • The opportunity to join a competitive health and dental plan that was negotiated on behalf of all CPMA members;
  • Discounts on other insurance plans including:
    • Disability;
    • Excess health spending account;
  • Eligibility for membership with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) which includes:
    • APMA News;
    • Educational Journal (JAPMA);
    • discount at the APMA Annual Clinical Conference;
    • access to the APMA website “for members only” section;
    • on-line CME credits;
  • Included in negotiations regarding Preferred Provider Programs (e.g Hertz Rentals)



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