About MAA

The Medical Alumni Association of the University of Toronto is an independent association funded by U of T MD alumni, working in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine.

The MAA raises funds to provide financial assistance to medical students and connects alumni.

Thanks to generous alumni, the MAA provided

$427,875

in Financial Support

223

Medical 
Students

in 2018-2019

$3.8M

in Zero Interest Loans 

$3.4M

in Awards, Bursaries & Grants

965

Medical 
Students

Total since 1991

Our Mandate

SUPPORT

To support medical students financially
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RECOGNIZE

Recognize and reward excellence
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CONNECT

Connect Meds alumni 
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Charity Status

The Medical Alumni Association of the University of Toronto (MAA) is a nonprofit organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (Scholarship Bursary & Education Committee Medical Alumni Association of University of Toronto). This charitable status allows the MAA to issue tax receipts for donations made in support of financial assistance to medical students.

Governance

The MAA is an autonomous association governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the Members at the Annual General Meeting. The Board determines the policies, programs and budgets of the MAA. View our current Board of Directors.

Funding

The MAA relies on donations and bequests from members for funding. We do not charge a membership fee - although a contribution from all new members as they join the ranks is most welcome!

The MAA has established endowments that have been invested to generate revenue, which help fund our programs. The MAA has its own fundraising appeals and collects donations from members who wish to support MAA programs. There are no membership fees. Our independence allows the Board of Directors to make policy decisions independent from the university and its funding priorities.

Membership

To be a General Member of the MAA, an individual must have

  • an MD degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • a diploma or certificate in the Medicine Program of the Faculty (one-year program minimum)
  • an MD degree from a recognized institution and completions of a residency or fellowship program in the Medicine Program of the Faculty (one-year program minimum)

Our History

The Medical Alumni Association (MAA) dates back to an organization which began in the 1890s.

The Medical Alumni Association of the University of Toronto was incorporated by Letters Patent on April 28, 1947. This is when the MAA established that its major purpose was to raise funds for students and graduates and to assist them with loans and bursaries toward the completion of their studies. The MAA is the only independent alumni association at the University of Toronto.

Medical Sciences Open House, October 07, 1970
Credit: University of Toronto Archives

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Medical Alumni Association

University of Toronto
The MAA is an independent association funded by U of T MD alumni, working in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine. The MAA provides financial assistance to medical students and connects alumni.
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