The mission of the Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine is to facilitate the training of physicians and paramedical specialists in the theoretical and practical aspects of mountain rescue and emergency treatment of casualties in wilderness or mountain environments. These activities are conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the International Commission for Alpine Rescue and the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation. The society fosters learning, academic and operational excellence by working with researchers, educators, academic institutions and service providers to create a safe, fulfilling, and academically rich program.