Government Affairs and Advocacy committee (GAAC)

About Us

The GAAC is a Standing Committee that is responsible for:

  • Increasing medical student awareness about and involvement in health policy issues within Quebec and Canada
  • Offering opportunities to students to be active participants in shaping health policy issues of importance to medical students and the patients they serve
  • Accompanying MSS delegations to the CFMS and FMEQ General Meetings in order to meet with other advocacy coordinators and engage in planning sessions.
  • Provide a forum for students to discuss health advocacy;
  • Empower medical students to learn about and develop effective advocacy skills; collaborate heavily with other MSS committees and interest groups to promote and initiate advocacy efforts;
  • Organizes and selects 4 attendees for the CFMS National Day of Action in Ottawa.
  • Helps organize and select attendees for the FMEQ Journée d’action politique (JAP).

Contact information

RolePersonContact
GAAC OfficerMaya Alik, class of 2024Email

Recruitment Form

We are recruiting the following positions this Fall:

  • The Vice President (VP) Campaigns Canada, Senior
  • The VP Campaigns Canada, Junior
  • The VP Campaigns Quebec, Senior
  • The VP Campaigns Quebec, Junior
  • The VP Internal Affairs
  • The VP Advocacy Training
  • Med 1, 2, 3, and 4 representatives (1-2 per year)

More details about these positions can be found here