VP of Technology @ Canadian Medical Association

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Joining the CMA brings an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the health system and the profession, and work for an organization that is well respected as a leading voice in the health care sector.


This role will utilize your deep knowledge of IT and IM and provide you with an opportunity to create the strategy for, and guide the CMA into its next stage of technology evolution.


You will have a direct impact on member and stakeholder engagement and improve the experience with strategic interactions that are guided by the technology solutions and information you and your team develop.

VP of Technology @ Canadian Medical Association

Company: Canadian Medical Association

Position: VP of Technology

Location: Ottawa

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), works with tens of thousands of physicians and learners from coast to coast to coast to advance better health care for providers and patients. As the voice of Canada’s physicians, the CMA has tackled some of the most important issues in health care to date and continues to advocate for positive change across the healthcare landscape in Canada, shaping national legislation, regulation, policies and the social narrative on health and health care. As a champion for the medical profession, the CMA acts to advance the needs and interests of Canada’s physicians to maximize professional fulfillment and optimize patient care. They act as the conduit to mobilize knowledge and generate data research and insights and as a convener to engage the profession, patients and other key healthcare stakeholders to solve complex, system-level problems.

Skills & Experience


With at least ten years of experience, you will have led all aspects of diverse IT, IM and cybersecurity teams, including the recruitment, development of employees, financial management and budgeting.


Backed with a strong understanding of network infrastructure, cyber security, cloud technologies, software applications, systems integration and reporting tools, you bring advanced business acumen, and a demonstrated aptitude in critical thinking.


Supporting your technical capabilities, you also possess exceptional communication skills with the ability to effectively convey ideas and explain detailed and technical concepts in a manner that is easy to understand.


You demonstrate strong leadership competencies in the areas of strategic thinking, change management and team development. You are capable of inspiring, influencing and guiding teams to navigate ambiguous and complex situations.


You are a highly creative and innovative thinker, always looking at ways to improve and challenge the status quo while encouraging collaboration with cross-functional teams.


Energized by working in fast-paced and challenging environments with numerous competing priorities, you are an individual who ensures tasks are completed with agility.

Summary of the Role

Reporting to the Executive-Vice President, CFO and COO, the Vice President, Technology (“VP”) is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive technology strategy to enable the CMA and its subsidiaries to execute its mission and vision.

As the VP, you will be responsible for tactical and strategic planning in the areas of Information Technology (IT) and Information Management (IM) in support of the CMA’s enterprise strategy, as well as identifying, selecting, and deploying technology resources that support enterprise priorities.

You will focus on aligning technology with CMA’s strategy and business operations, overseeing the assessment and evaluation of technology trends, and leading the introduction of emerging technologies to support the organization. Specifically, you will assess AI technology and its relevance in advancing the organizational strategy, develop and execute a roadmap for adoption and implementation, and set the vision for the CMA’s information management strategy. Your guidance will play a pivotal role in transforming how business information and data are stored and utilized throughout the organization.

This role is highly diverse, requiring you to oversee IT project coordination, resource management, the supervision of IT and IM staff and contractors, as well as communication with board members, the executive team, business unit leaders, third-party technology partners and end users. You will be responsible for ensuring appropriate technology solutions are in place, developing an IT strategy and governance framework, and directing all IT operations. As the VP, you will oversee the creation and execution of cyber security strategies to protect its information assets. You will also be responsible for the continuation of functioning communications and network infrastructures, and secure cloud-based technologies.

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