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

Providing high quality team-based primary care is essential to achieving Better Medicare. To read the full text online, click here. To download the pdf version, click here

Canadian Doctors for Medicare Position Statement on Virtual Care. For the full text online, click here. To download the pdf version, click here

Our position statement on dental care is entitled Denticare in Canada: An Unfinished Piece of Medicare, and you can download it here. To read the full text online, click 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.

Myth: "Privatization" can help everyone access health care
CDM’s latest primer tackles some of the myths around “privatization” that we often hear arguments suggesting that privately financed or delivered care will improve our health care system. We lay out the evidence to show how those arguments don’t hold water and in fact why our single-payer public system is better positioned to implement innovations that will improve access to care. To read the primer in full text, click here. To download it in PDF format, click here.

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. 

We are excited to resume producing these abstracts, and e-round 52 is now live on our website.

CDM members will receive these e-rounds in their inbox as they are published. Members are encouraged to send us any published peer-reviewed papers that you think might be suitable for consideration as e-rounds. Priority will be given to papers that address CDM’s current policy priorities including: publicly-funded solutions to improve equitable and timely access to care, long-term care including home care, access to primary care, pharmacare, and virtual care. Submissions can be sent to: [email protected].

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)