Welcome to Ontario College of Family Physicians
2024 Family Medicine Summit
Starts on Fri, Jan 26, 2024 8:00 am EST
The 2024 Family Medicine Summit address' the challenges family doctors are facing in their practice and highlights ways we can initiate meaningful transformation in family medicine.
CFPC Exam Orientation Workshop
Starts on Sat, Mar 2, 2024 8:30 am EST
The CFPC Certification Exam Orientation workshop provides an introduction to the CFPC certification exam components.
Approaches to caring for anxious patients
Starts on Wed, Mar 27, 2024 8:00 am EDT
Patients with anxiety can often overuse health-care resources by presenting multiple health concerns to their physician.
Managing alcohol use: Understanding updated recommendations
Starts on Wed, Apr 17, 2024 8:00 am EDT
Harmful use of alcohol contributed to 17,000 deaths in Canada in 2020, with an estimated $6.
Addressing Bias: Utilizing emerging therapeutics amidst fat-shaming
Starts on Wed, May 22, 2024 8:00 am EDT
Rising rates of obesity and diabetes, drug shortages, patient demand and societal discussions around fat-shaming, have placed family physicians in a difficult position, at times acting as gatekeepers for medications, determining which patients should gain access to GLP-1 agonists.
Pride in family medicine: Gender affirming care
Starts on Wed, Jun 26, 2024 8:00 am EDT
In Canada, one in 300 people ages 15 and older are transgender or non-binary, meaning that most family doctors care for gender non-conforming people in their practice.
Preventing burnout: Boundary setting strategies for family doctors
Starts on Wed, Jul 24, 2024 8:00 am EDT
Family physicians are often seen as the safety net for the entire health care system.
January 25, 2024Statement: Escalating Crisis in Family Medicine
Sault Ste. Marie’s Group Health Centre announced today that 10,000 patients will lose access to their family doctor as of May 31.
December 18, 2023A message of gratitude from Patient Advocate Maggie Keresteci
Ms. Keresteci originally shared this message during the December 15, 2023 Changing the Way We Work (COVID-19) Community of Practice for family physicians.
December 13, 2023Honouring Dr. Janice Harvey and her dedication to her patients, students, colleagues and community
Dr. Janice Harvey, a family physician and dedicated clinical instructor, widely recognized for her expertise in sports and exercise medicine, passed away on December 6, 2023. In addition to her clinical practice and passion for educating the next generation of family physicians, Dr. Harvey developed, and served as the chair of OCFP’s MSK Education.
November 27, 2023Ottawa Dr. Danielle Brown-Shreves named Regional Family Physician of the Year
Dr. Danielle Brown-Shreves of Ottawa has been named a 2023 Regional Family Physician of the Year and the Reg L. Perkin Ontario Family Physician of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians.
November 7, 2023More Than Four Million Ontarians Will Be Without a Family Doctor by 2026
The Ontario College of Family Physicians is calling on the Ontario government to take urgent action to support family doctors and improve patients’ access to care.
October 12, 2023Ontario College of Family Physicians Calls for Immediate Support for Family Doctors
New data shows decline in comprehensive family medicine, deepening the crisis Urgent action is necessary in order to reverse a concerning trend that could see the province losing more family doctors, leaving even more Ontarians without the kind of care they need and want from a family doctor.
October 26, 2023Ontario College of Family Physicians Welcome David Courtemanche its Board of Directors
The Ontario College of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that David Courtemanche, of Greater Sudbury, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.