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The MCC embarks on the road to a new governance structure

June 11, 2019

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) strives to achieve the highest level of medical care for Canadians through excellence in assessment of physicians. Our assessments constantly evolve to ensure they remain relevant and respond to changes in medical practice.

As assessment evolves, so does the business of the MCC. The organization is continuously adapting and seeking ways to innovate to respond to the needs of stakeholders and candidates. Building on the momentum of having welcomed a new President as well as a new Executive Director and CEO in 2018, this year, the MCC is embarking on a process of governance review with KPMG, a renowned Canadian leader in delivering advisory services.


The MCC is an organization that is constantly changing, and we need to make sure that our organizational structure is keeping up with dynamic shifts in our environment.”

Dr. Maureen Topps,
Executive Director and CEO, MCC


“Furthermore, it is best practice to review an organization’s governance structure periodically to ensure that it remains effective.” explains Dr. Maureen Topps.

The KPMG-led governance review will include an initial planning and data collection phase during which KPMG will interview MCC management, Council, various committees and key external stakeholders. The governance review is expected to take approximately 12 months. KPMG will analyze the extensive information they gather and will present a detailed report with their recommendations to the MCC.

“The reality is that the landscape for not-for-profit organizations is also changing. We want to ensure that we are responsive to this transformation,” adds Dr. Topps. “The focus of this exercise will be on determining how we can maintain a sufficiently robust governance structure to meet our mandate, objectives and strategic themes while retaining our key stakeholder relationships and finding areas for improvement.”