The Canadian Society of Physician Leaders (CSPL)

The 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.


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.

Member Benefits


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Our flag ship event that allows you to learn new skills, be educated and entertained and most importantly network with your colleagues


Keeping you current on industry trends


The opportunity to apply for the Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) credential, a nationally recognized, standards-based peer assessment for physicians in senior leadership roles


Biweekly e-newsletter

Our bi-weekly newsletter that touches on all things leadership-related


Get matched with a mentor or mentee – short or long term


Receive via email current job opportunities across Canada for physician leadership positions


Our Mission and Vision