This category is comprised of associations based in Canada. The associations listed all relate to the subject of health in a direct manner, such as medical professional associations, and medical research associations. An association is an organized group of people with a common interest or goal. In the health field associations are especially invaluable. To the health professional they offer research opportunities, and career support among other benefits.

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Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
The association is concerned with medical education and biomedical and health research. Offers background, news, publications, issues and links to Canadian faculties of medicine.
A national organization representing other health care, agricultural, food, and research groups involved in biotechnology. Provides education about the field of biotechnology and its applications.
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
Voluntary, non-profit organization for the certification of alcohol and drug counselors. Provides local chapter listings, membership information and job postings.
Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
Provides national guidelines for the practice of emergency medicine, as well as keeping physicians informed of developments in this field.
Canadian Association of General Surgeons
Providing continuing education opportunities and public policies in the areas of clinical care, education, and research.
Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
A national certifying body for radiological, radiation, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance professionals. Also provides training and continued education to its members.
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
An organization providing services, products and networking opportunities to its members.
Canadian Association of Radiation Oncologists
A professional organization offering educational materials, employment opportunities and news bulletins.
Canadian Association of Social Workers
A federation of social work organizations serving a national role in strengthening and advancing the social work profession in Canada. [English and French]
Canadian Bioethics Society
A multidisciplinary society of professionals and students concerned with the ethical and humane aspects of health care. Links to educational resources and the society's newsletter are available on the site.
Canadian Burn Survivors Association
Referrals, information and links to world-wide support organizations.
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Offers information on the structure, activities, and policies of the society and describes cardiovascular research and resources in Canada.
Canadian Dermatology Association
Provides continuing medical education for its members, advocates for improved patient care and provides public education on several aspects of skin care.
Canadian Health Coalition
An advocacy group representing unions, seniors, women, students, consumers and health care professionals, towards preserving Medicare and improving the health system.
Canadian Medical Association
Provides information about the organization, its policies and activities. Resources include online medical journals, clinical practice guidelines, and health care news.
Canadian MedicAlert Foundation
Emergency medical information service provides identification bracelets, and 24hr-accessible computerized medical files to medical personnel.
Canadian Oncology Societies (COS)
A professional association for physicians, nurses and pharmacy professionals involved in cancer research and treatment. Facilitates professional communication between members.
The Canadian Orthopaedic Association
Providing continuing medical education, membership and fellowship information as well as selected news and scientific articles.
The Canadian Orthoptic Society
A professional organization providing continuing education, news updates, job postings and networking opportunities for its members.
Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Includes a physiotherapist directory, information on care and therapy and conditions treated by physiotherapy.
Canadian Podiatric Medical Association
A professional organization of 200 members having received their education in the United States, and aiming to provide public education about foot care.
Canadian Podiatry Education Foundation
Established to educate the public on foot health and to maintain the best quality foot care to the public through education.
Canadian Public Health Association
A national, independent, voluntary association representing and providing education about public health issues.
Canadian Red Cross
News and information about fundraising, volunteering and relief programs as well as job listings.
Canadian Society for International Health
Includes information about this voluntary organization as well as publications and details about travel clinics.
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
CSMLS is Canada's national certifying body for medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants, and a voluntary professional society for medical laboratory professionals with members in Canada and in countries around the world.
Canadian Women's Health Network
A network of individuals, groups, organizations and institutions concerned with women's health. The CWHN recognizes the importance of information sharing, education and advocacy in this field.
Consumer Health Products Canada
Industry association. Represents companies making evidence-based over-the-counter medicines and natural health products.
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology website provides information about its fitness certifications, conferences, publications, job opportunities, and offers physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines.
Doctors without Borders
Official site of 1999 Nobel Peace Prize winning humanitarian organisation featuring work by award winning documentary photographer Conrad Duroseau and others.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Aims at improving health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Provides a referral program, continuing education, and publishes a quarterly medical journal.
A federation of provincial and territorial hospital and health organizations. In addition to information on their involvement in policy development and advocacy, a list of their publications is available.
Institute for Work and Health (IWH)
An independent, not-for-profit organization who conducts and shares research with workers, labour, employers, clinicians and policy-makers to promote, protect and improve the health of working people.
IPAC Canada
Dedicated to improving the health of Canadians by promoting excellence in the practice of infection prevention and control.
The Islet Foundation
Islet xenotransplantation has reversed diabetes in people and monkeys without immunosuppressive drugs, and may deliver the cure within this decade.
Medical Council of Canada
Created by the Canada Medical Act, promotes a qualification in medicine, maintains the Canadian Medical Register, and supports research in the field of medical examinations.
National United Professional Association of Trained Homeopaths
Professional organization providing a directory of practitioners, membership information and general details about homeopathy.
Orthotics Prosthetics Canada
Information on new initiatives, professional issues, certification news, and general information.
Paramedic Association of Canada
Canada’s only EMS organization of prehospital practitioners that exists to promote quality and professional patient care. Includes history, initiatives and board member list.
The Society of Obstetricians and Gyneacologists of Canada
Establishes clinical practice guidelines, provides consumer information as well as services for its members such as continuing education and conferences.
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
A voluntary, professional organization aiming to provide support to its members and engaging in research dealing with rural health issues.
St. John Ambulance Canada
A humanitarian organization offering first aid training, volunteering opportunities, medical supplies and safety information.
Starlight Children's Foundation
A non-profit organization that lifts the spirits of seriously ill children and their loved ones with a variety of innovative programs, services and events.

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