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Below, please find important news related to family medicine, OCFP advocacy and government policy changes impacting family doctors and your patients. Members of the media can contact the OCFP Communications Team at

March 21, 2024

Ontario College of Family Physicians names Deepy Sur as new CEO

The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Deepy Sur as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer effective May 21, 2024.

March 19, 2024

CaRMS Match Message 2024 

Dear Aspiring Family Physician, I would like to recognize those who have just matched to family medicine, and those of you currently in your family medicine residencies.

March 5, 2024

Without urgent action, nearly 1 million in Toronto could be without a family doctor by 2026 

Ontario College of Family Physicians calling for urgent supports for family doctors and patients Having a family doctor in Ontario shouldn’t be a luxury – it is a necessity.

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January 25, 2024

Year Three Compensation Update 

The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is hearing from many family doctors that they are extremely disappointed with news about the possible Year 3 compensation adjustment stemming from the 2021-24 PSA.  The OCFP recognizes and supports the role of the OMA to negotiate with the Ministry of Health.

January 25, 2024

Statement: 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, 2023

A 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, 2023

Honouring 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, 2023

Ottawa 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.

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November 7, 2023

More 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.

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