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 Physician Leadership Institute in designing customized professional development programs for physicians pursuing health care leadership. The CSPL and the CMA are proud to announce that 155 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 any type of 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.



updated May 12, 2016

New at the CSPL

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