The Canadian Society of Physician Leaders (CSPL) is the “go to” organization for physician leaders. Since 1998, it has been providing support and development opportunities for Canadian physicians to help them succeed in their leadership and management roles in health care.


The CSPL seeks out opportunities and partnerships to provide Canadian physician leaders with forums for education and networking, to expose them to quality leadership development programs, to recognize physicians in the health care system, and to provide membership-valued tools, such as the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership and the internationally recognized annual Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership.


Since 2002, the CSPL has been partnering with the CMA’s (now Joule’s) Physician Leadership Institute in designing customized professional development programs for physicians pursuing health care leadership. The CSPL and Joule are proud to announce that 175 physician leaders have been awarded the Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) designation.


The CSPL is the best resource for any physician considering or working in a leadership position at all levels of the Canadian health system. As every physician is a leader and as “Leader” is a new role in CanMEDS 2015, physician leaders can and should be found at the systemic, institutional, organizational, and clinical practice level. The CSPL is here to help you be successful.



New at the CSPL

Presenting the Latest issue of our new Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership!

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White Paper

We are pleased to share with you a copy of a white paper, prepared by the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders, on the need to increase the leadership role of physicians in the transformation of the Canadian health care system.


The paper was prepared with input from national medical organizations and includes results from a survey of physician leaders we carried out to determine the challenges and opportunities that currently exist for physician leaders in Canada.


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updated March 14, 2019