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Atlantic Provinces Call on Physician Assistants to Help with Health workforce Challenges

April 5th, 2023

The Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) is delighted that governments in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador is investing in PAs… Read more.

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 »

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B.C. outlier when it comes to hiring physician assistants

June 1st, 2023

There has been a lot of talk recently about what needs to be done to help our health care system. In B.C., almost a million residents have no family doctor and lack access to primary care. One group of medical… Read more »

Dalhousie University, province developing physician assistant training program

May 11th, 2023

The Nova Scotia government is working with Dalhousie University to establish a training program for physician assistants. Gregory Ells, a senior executive director with the province’s Advanced Education Department, delivered the news to MLAs Tuesday during an appearance before the… Read more »