Advocate for and support physician assistants across Canada. Through high standards and established competencies, integrate the physician assistant profession in the Canadian health care system to improve patient access to quality health care.


To promote and enable the Canadian PA to practice in all territories and provinces and to gain a recognized status within each jurisdiction, enhancing the delivery of health care to all Canadians.

Value Statements


We strive for transparency, accountability, and honest, genuine and candid communications with our members. We work to maintain our integrity and foster trust in our association.


We are committed to furthering the inclusion of PAs in models of collaborative, cooperative patient-centered quality health care across Canada.


We courageously pursue evidence-based best practices, innovative ideas, solutions, and opportunities to improve.

Ethics and Stewardship:

We are committed to social, financial, and environmental responsibility, partnering with those who share our values and professional ethics.


We seek opportunities to be creative and explore future possibilities.

Respect and Diversity

We thrive on the abundance of the differences and cultures of our members, colleagues, and patients. We honour and respect all our members and are engaged to confront and eliminate discrimination of all kinds within our organization and in the health care systems our PAs practice in, including discrimination on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, religion and ability.


We listen to understand and connect.

Team building:

We work together with the PA community to support PAs and PA students in professional growth and clinical excellence.