At CDM, we advocate for innovations in treatment and prevention services that are evidence-based and improve access, quality, equity and sustainability. One of our primary goals as an organization is to assist in the education of doctors, policy makers, other health practitioners and the general public on the value, efficiency, quality and equity of publicly-funded health care and the reality of alternative systems.

With that goal in mind, we've gathered some key resources to support in research and advocacy efforts. 


CDM regularly hosts webinars for members and supporters. We record the presentations to be shared and used by members and supporters. CDM has also produced a video about the Cambie trial, and worked with other organizations to produce videos on a number of health policy topics. Click here to view some of these or visit our YouTube channel (don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss out on future videos!)

CDM Publications

CDM aims to help educate our membership and the broader community on issues related to health policy and evidence that supports improvements to our public health care system. We will be releasing position statements and policy briefings on a number of issues in the coming months. 

Position statements

Our first position statement is on Denticare. It is entitled Denticare in Canada: An Unfinished Piece of Medicare, and you can download it here

Policy primers

Over the coming months, a working group of CDM members and staff will be producing a series of primers on key policy areas. If you are interested in participating in this working group, send an email to Zareef Ahmad, our Membership and Community Engagement Coordinator. 

Pharmacare - for many years, CDM has worked hard to advocate for universal prescription drug coverage. In this two-pager we outline some of the key facts and figures about why Canadians urgently need improved access to prescription drugs. 


Between 2008 and 2016, CDM published Medicare E-Rounds - structured abstracts of peer-reviewed academic papers on evidence related to health care financing and delivery. Click here to browse them.

Public speaking

CDM Board members are regularly invited to speak at conferences or on webinars. Areas of expertise range from pharmaceutical policy, harm reduction, virtual care, equity in access to care, etc. If you are interested in having a CDM spokesperson speak at your next event, contact our Executive Director Katie Arnup. (Please note any and all speakers' fees offered will be donated back to the organization)