Ontario Medical Association
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) represents the political, clinical and economic interests of the province's medical profession. Practicing physicians, residents, and students enrolled in any of the five Ontario faculties of medicine are eligible for OMA membership. Founded in 1880 as a voluntary association of the province's physicians, the OMA has, from its beginning, played a vital role in the development and promotion of healthcare services across Ontario.
Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health is responsible for administering the healthcare system and providing services to the Ontario public through such programs as health insurance, drug benefits, assistive devices, care for the mentally ill, long-term care, home care, community and public health, and health promotion and disease prevention. It also regulates hospitals and nursing homes, operates psychiatric hospitals and medical laboratories, and coordinates emergency health services.
OntarioMD is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ontario Medical Association. It is funded by the Ontario Health, not from OMA members' dues.
Ontario Health is committed to enabling the continued delivery of high-quality care and services to all Ontarians where and when they need it. The following organizations are now part of Ontario Health: Cancer Care Ontario, Digital Services, HealthForceOntario, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), Quality, and Shared Services.
Since 1956, OMA Insurance has been an advocate for doctors, using the group buying power of well over half of Ontario physicians to provide medical professionals with the right insurance coverage at every stage of their career.