We’re not the CAGS we used to be.  Join now and discover what the new CAGS is all about!

Our look has changed with a new logo and branding but, what it means be a member of CAGS has also changed.

Canada’s General Surgeons are learning that there is more to CAGS than one annual in-person scientific meeting.  We’re evolving and that means responding to changing times, going digital with our education programming, advocating for real transformational change in healthcare and developing mentoring programs to connect early career general surgeons with senior members of the profession.  We’re assisting members to transition in and out of practice, sharing opportunities with new graduates looking to establish their practice in various settings and supporting recent graduates burdened with debt to participate in amazing experiences while practicing in global surgery without having to worry about servicing their debt while they’re gone.

The more members who join CAGS, the more impact we can achieve.  Our strong leadership team has embarked on a path of transformational change and continues to explore how to push the envelope to provide better service to members and ultimately, improved patient care.

The national voice of Canada’s General Surgeons


Join us in our efforts to improve patient care, to influence decision makers to provide better access to care, to shift practice environments to those that support improved work/life balance and equitable opportunity and to foster sustainable community practice models.  Together, our voices are stronger and stand a better chance of influencing change.



Members’ Only Webinars 

Offered throughout the year on a variety of clinical and non-clinical topics.

Canadian Surgery Forum

Our flagship conference offers a uniquely Canadian educational opportunity for General Surgeons

Virtual patient cases

An immersive and engaging simulated learning experience

Networking & Connection

Your bridge to professional colleagues across Canada

CAGS provides ample opportunity for members to connect with General Surgery colleagues across the country and throughout the year.  Eighteen active committees and working groups advance our mission and provide leadership experiences and a sense of professional community that can not be found elsewhere.  We’re learning that solutions to problems in BC can help address issues in Ontario and the Maritimes and vice versa.  Researchers are connecting to participate in clinical trials and share their findings.  We’re using AI to facilitate remote mentoring on surgical procedures without having to travel – extending our reach far beyond what was possible when a dozen members attended simulation training in person once a year.

  • Canada’s largest repository of General Surgeon jobs, locums and fellowship opportunities
  • Bi-weekly email subscription available for job seekers
  • Mentorship programs for Rural Surgery and Women in Surgery
  • Distribution of member research surveys
  • Private member directory
  • Opportunity to make lasting relationships through committee participation
  • Robust event calendar
  • Members’ only networking experiences at the Canadian Surgery Forum
    • ‘Meet the CAGS Leadership’
    • Networking Town Hall
    • CAGS Member Lounge

Investing in the Future


  • $80,000 Canadian General Surgery Foundation Operating Grant Competition – open to CAGS members only


  • National licensure
  • Sustainable community practice models
  • Position statements on topics affecting General Surgery

Resident Education

  • Quarterly National Teaching Rounds webinar series
  • Annual CAGS Exam

Affinity Programs