Canadian Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association
Our organization is a new, federally registered not-for-profit Corporation in Canada. It has taken years of persistence to get to the point of having a Canada-wide diving and hyperbaric medical society. Physicians and other professionals in Canada involved in hyperbaric and diving medicine have for decades separately faced many challenges. The Great Lakes Chapter (GLC) of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society was a beacon of activity and excellence but encompassed only part of the country and in fact was registered in the USA and not in Canada. A group of hyperbaric physicians in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario also worked together on some issues in that province. But there was little opportunity for professionals in hyperbaric and diving medicine from across Canada to work with each other.