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Community of Port Hardy implores government to allow Physician Assistant to Practice

February 23rd, 2023

Mayor and Council, First Nations Health Authority, and Doctors in B.C. support proposal to integrate Physician Assistant (PA) model.   British Columbia – January 24, 2023 – The Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) has submitted a proposal to the B.C…. Read more »

Canada Needs PAs Video Refresh

November 30th, 2022

The CanadaNeedsPAs video has been updated to reflect the state of the health care system post-pandemic, and the need for more training spots and PA programs. Check out the video and be sure to share it on your social media… Read more »

CAPA Meets with Federal Minister of Health

November 30th, 2022

CAPA President, Kevin Dickson and Nova Scotia, Alternate Director, Erin Sephton met with the Minister of Health, The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos on July 12th in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss the importance of adding PAs to the HHR strategy, provide… Read more »

Health Professionals from across Canada call on Quebec Government to let them help

November 30th, 2022

Canada’s Physician Assistants say it’s time for Quebec to introduce PAs into the health system to help reduce wait times and improve access QUÉBEC CITY – November 11, 2022 – With the National Assembly in view from their three-day conference,… Read more »

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Physician assistants want to help Albertans without a family doctor but say barriers remain

February 23rd, 2023

An Alberta-based physician assistant training program was developed in 2015 but never implemented… Read more.

Radio Active with Jessica Ng, Min Dhariwal

February 23rd, 2023

Kirsten Luomala, president-elect of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants, says that physician assistants (PAs) could be a big help to ease the strain on the health care system, particularly in primary medicine as there is a shortage of family… Read more »