Canada Needs PAs! November 27 is National Physician Assistant Day in Canada. Join us in celebrating PAs! Learn More

CAPA News View all »

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 »

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 »

PA Media View all »

Physician assistants say they could help ease pressure on Nova Scotia health system

May 5th, 2022

With Nova Scotia’s medical staff shortages, long surgery wait times and lingering barriers to primary care, physician assistants say they are an untapped resource in the province. Read the full article here: Physician assistants say they could help ease pressure… Read more »

Sadly, physician assistants stuck on sidelines

January 20th, 2022

Frustrated and tired. That’s how I’m feeling. I’m a military-trained physician assistant (PA) with over a decade of medical experience who could be helping to provide care that is so desperately needed here in Nova Scotia. PAs are here in the province,… Read more »