Canadian Tamil Medical Association (CTMA)is a Canadian registered charity of physicians, dentists and other regulated health care professionals, scientists and scholars of Tamil descent in North America. Founded in 1998, CTMA has embarked on several medical, dental projects and humanitarian support to the communities affected by natural disaster and civil disturbances in Sri Lanka. Since, 2010, CTMA has supported organizations such as South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC), Canadian Cancer Society as well as Sick Kids Hospital and Markham Stouffville Hospital. In Sri Lanka, CTMA was involved with Flood Relief/rehabilitation efforts in Sri Lanka, development of Mannar Hospital Mental health Unit with CAMH, oral health programs in Jaffna public schools, mental health hospital unit and new dental clinic in Kilinochchi. In 2018, CTMA helped equip an Operating room and ER department at Tellippalai Hospital. This improved patient care by reducing surgery wait times. In 2019, CTMA put forth a Mental health initiative at Scarborough health Network (SHN) with the addition of a Tamil-speaking Mental health therapist.
Our mission is to help Tamils in Need. We are a group of physicians and dentists who provide medical and dental assistance to communities affected by the civil war as well as improve the lives of the Tamil Diaspora in Canada.