OTTAWA – May 12, 2023 – MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) and Scotiabank today announced a new three-year agreement with the Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities (CAPD) that will support education and research opportunities for both patients and physicians with disabilities.
Our agreement will help facilitate high-quality research, development and training opportunities for physicians with disabilities to help Canadians continue to receive high-quality and accessible health care.
“MD and Scotiabank recognize the unique circumstances that face physicians with disabilities, at the different stages of their career,” said Pamela Allen, President and CEO, MD. “We strive to enable all physicians to have access to the high-quality professional and personal development opportunities they need to be leaders in patient care.”
As the exclusive financial services partners of the CAPD, MD and Scotiabank also provide educational content, advice and financial planning solutions tailored to the specific needs of physicians and their families.
“CAPD is pleased to join in this new relationship with Scotiabank and MD,” said CAPD President Dr. Franco Rizzuti. “This partnership will support CAPD’s mission to bring increased awareness and influence medical education, scholarship and research in matters pertaining to both patients and physicians with disabilities. We thank Scotiabank and MD for sharing this mission. We at CAPD look forward to working with them in the years to come to advance our goal of making health care more accessible for physicians, physician trainees and the public.”
Through relationships with 40 organizations, MD and Scotiabank are committed to providing financial support and educational resources to Canada’s physicians and their families. Together, MD and Scotiabank share values that help build a more sustainable healthcare system.
Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of over $1.3 trillion (as at January 31, 2023), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit http://www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.
About MD Financial Management Inc.
With more than 50 years of physician-focused experience, MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) is dedicated to providing financial peace of mind to Canada's physicians and their families, so they can enjoy what matters most to them while achieving their career and life goals. MD had more than $54 billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2023. MD Management Limited was the first of the MD Group of Companies to be founded, in 1969. MD Financial Management Inc. wholly owns or has a majority interest in the MD Group of Companies. It provides financial products and services, is the fund manager for the MD Family of Funds and offers investment counselling services. For a detailed list of the MD Group of Companies, visit md.ca.
About the Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities
The Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities was founded in 2000 by Dr. Ashok Muzumdar with the support and encouragement of the Canadian Medical Association. CAPD is the national voice for physicians and physician trainees living with disabilities. The association advocates for anti-ableist policies and supports for physicians and physician trainees living with disabilities. CAPD offers a forum to discuss issues pertaining to physicians with disabilities and acts to bring awareness to the many facets of disabilities, striving to improve the quality of care and enhance the quality of life for physicians and patients alike.
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