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York’s announcement of new medical school presents opportunity for creation of new Physician Assistant program

June 15th, 2021

Canada needs Physician Assistants (PAs) to make health care more accessible, however, more training spots are needed to expand the PA model of care. The process of becoming a physician is a lengthy and complex one, as outlined in an… Read more »

Regulation of PAs in Ontario important step in health modernization

April 27th, 2021

  Toronto, Ontario, 2021 — Today, in the Ontario Legislature, the Minister of Health, Christine Elliott introduced legislation, that once passed, will mean the start of regulating Ontario Physician Assistants under the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.   This… Read more »

Staffing Update

January 4th, 2021

To better serve your needs and advocate on your behalf – CAPA is growing! Just a little. We are happy to inform you we have promoted two long-time staff members. Sandra Bourgon has been with CAPA for more than 10… Read more »

BC falls behind other provinces on health care reform

October 28th, 2020

BC falls behind other provinces on health care reform Calls for introduction of PAs into BC Health System intensify as new government takes office. British Columbia – October 2020 – Congratulating the Horgan government for their re-election, the Canadian Association… Read more »

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Opinion: Expanding Physician Assistants in New Brunswick will Make Health Care More Dependable

February 10th, 2021

With the Government of New Brunswick recently pledging to undertake a major consultation process and vowing in a news release from January 27th that All options on table as province looks to future of health care, officials are being urged… Read more »

Physician Assistants are like adding a top six forward to the hockey team

February 9th, 2021

Insights from Dr. Neil Gibson on working with Physician Assistants. Dr. Gibson is a clinical professor at the University of Alberta and a General Internist practising critical care at the Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert. Having served 32 years… Read more »