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 MOC Section 1 and 3 educational activities (for physician organizations) or with co-development (with non-physician organizations). As of 2020, the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AJPM&R) is the CAPM&R’s official medical journal. With this Journal partnership, CAPM&R members also receive the benefits of membership of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and have equal access to electronic copies of the AJPM&R. There are also increased opportunities to serve on AJPM&R’s Editorial Board and CAPM&R abstracts are published in an AJPMR supplement. In addition, CAPM&R members have full access to other AAP member benefits including: the AAP quarterly member magazine, mentoring program, Virtual Campus, discounted rates to its Annual Meeting, and more.

Our Vision

The national leader in setting the standard of care in physiatry to improve the lives of Canadians.

Our Mission

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

Values/Guiding Principles

We strive for EXCELLENCE by:

  • Promoting the highest standards for undergraduate and postgraduate education
  • Our commitment to lifelong learning and the CanMEDS framework
  • Scholarship

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