Leadership Initiatives for Ontario’s Anesthesiologists

The OMA Section on Anesthesiology is committed to the development of leadership skills in current and future anesthesiologists. We currently have two ongoing initiatives:

Leadership Grant Program

Our leadership grant program provides funding for individuals or groups who wish to pursue formal leadership training. Details of this program as well as applications are available under the appropriate heading below.

Leadership Grant Program – Overview

Leadership Grant Program – Individual Application

Leadership Grant Program – Group Application

Leadership Grant Program – Residency Program Application

Leadership Development Days


Our Leadership Development Program is now is its eighth year. We aim to hold two distinct leadership days a year, one in the spring and one during the annual Ontario Anesthesia Meeting. Our fall offering is traditionally focused on health system fundamentals for Ontario’s anesthesiologists.

In 2019, our spring date was held in Toronto on Saturday, May 11, and was entitled Anesthesiologists as Change Leaders: In the OR and Beyond. It was attended by two dozen of the province’s anesthesiologists and featured such faculty members as Dr. Tania Di Renna, the Medical Director at the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute and Dr. Susan O’Leary, the Chief of Anesthesia at Hamilton Health Sciences.

Our second event for 2019 will take place on Thursday, September 26 at Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto and will again be a full-day event. More details on this event will be released soon.

For our fall dates, all participants must be a member of the Section and must be registered for Ontario Anesthesia Meeting. To ensure that you don’t miss out on future updates about our leadership development days, please email the Section coordinator at info@ontariosanesthesiologists.ca and ask to be put on the Section’s mailing list.