The Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a member service organization that represents Canadian physiatrists and promotes their pursuit of excellence in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The CAPM&R was founded in 1952 and has over 400 members today.
The CAPM&R is an Accredited Provider for the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The CAPM&R can approve Section 1 and Section 3 educational activities for other organizations.
Since 2010, the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (JRM) has established a relationship with the CAPM&R. All abstracts presented at the CAPM&R Annual Scientific Meeting are published in JRM following the conference.
The national leader in setting the standard of care in physiatry to improve the lives of Canadians.
A representative member service organization for physiatry in Canada that:
- Promotes the profession
- Advances professional education
- Advocates on rehabilitation issues and standards
- Provides opportunities for scientific advancement and practice development
Critical Success Factors
- Physiatry is known and valued by other health care professionals and the general public
- Physiatry is resourced as a position along with the attendant infrastructure supports required to treat patients
- Physiatry has professional experts that are sought after for their opinions on rehabilitation
- CAPM&R has a sustainable business model with increasing membership, funding and governance structure
We strive for EXCELLENCE by:
- Promoting the highest standards for undergraduate and postgraduate education
- Our commitment to lifelong learning and the CanMEDS framework
We are INCLUSIVE by:
- Representing clinical practitioners, educators, researchers, trainees and certified specialists
- Providing valued services to members
We demonstrate LEADERSHIP by:
- Providing opportunities for professional development
- Raising awareness of the roles and contributions of the profession
- Informing public policy by determining the rehabilitation agenda
- Influencing policy on the rights of persons with disabilities
We promote COLLABORATION by:
- Forming strategic alliances
- Supporting other organizations by creating a forum for exchange of information
- CAPM&R has a voice with governments and peer bodies
We encourage INNOVATION by:
- Promoting research
- Being a driver for change
- Celebrating academic achievements