The OPMA Vision Statement
The OPMA is a voluntary professional association established to protect and advance the interests of our members and of the podiatry profession in Ontario. Persons registered to practise as chiropodists in Ontario may also join the OPMA as Associate Members. The OPMA advocates to governments and government agencies to secure and maintain public funding for podiatry services; to third-party insurers to maximize coverage of podiatry services; to other professions to educate them on the scope of practice and competencies of podiatrists and for the engagement of podiatrists in multidisciplinary health teams and circles of care; and to the College of Chiropodists of Ontario in the performance of its regulatory duties.
The principal objective of the OPMA is to have Ontario adopt a full scope podiatry model reflecting the podiatry models that exist in nearly all North American jurisdictions so that podiatrists may practise to their full competencies to the benefit of our patients and to Ontario's healthcare delivery system. In this regard, the OPMA is fully supportive of the College of Chiropodists' initiative to initiate a review by the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) to review the chiropody and podiatry professions in Ontario.
In conducting its activities, the Association will at all times act diligently, honestly and in good faith in the best interests of its members.