The Ontario Medical Foundation (OMF) is a charitable foundation established by the Ontario Medical Association(OMA) in 1967. The OMF was created to engage in charitable activities in the field of medicine, primarily related to projects in research and education. Guided by three funding pillars:
PhysiciansAs a profession, it is in the best interest of physicians to contribute to causes that help and support their colleagues. Learn More
StudentsAttracting and retaining the top talent and nurturing potential in Ontario medical schools is critical for the health of Ontarians Learn More
CommunityFunds raised will ensure Ontario physicians can provide necessary support in times of crisis. Learn More
A Message from OMF’s President
Dr. David Esser shares the story behind the Foundation and why he chose Presidency.
Mission, Vision & Values
Our MissionThe Ontario Medical Foundation represents and facilitates the charitable interests and activities of Ontario’s physicians by supporting current and future members of the profession and their communities.
Our VisionThe Ontario Medical Foundation is dedicated to physicians helping physicians.
Our ValuesFinancial aid where its needed most. Fairness. Responsibility. Innovation and Excellence. Funded by Ontario’s physicians, corporations and sponsors.
GovernanceThe Foundation are governed by a Board of Governors (BoG) consisting of 15 individuals (9 physicians and 6 lay members.) These positions are voluntary.
- Dr. David Esser, President *
- Terry Caputo, Treasurer *
- Sandy Zidaric, Secretary *
- Dr. Ken Arnold
- Dr. Greg Athaide
- Dr. Atul Kapur
- Dr. James Kovacs
- Dr. Audrey Karlinsky
- Dr. Silvey Mathew
- Dr. Michael Toth
- Tom Magyarody
- Frank Rubini
- Franca Venosa
- 1 Physician
- 1 Lay member