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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

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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October 26, 2023

Ontario 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.

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October 12, 2023

Ontario 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.

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October 5, 2023

Important update from the OCFP

CEO Kimberly Moran will be leaving the OCFP, effective Nov. 24, 2023.

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September 28, 2023

New CPSO Advice Clarifies Roles and Responsibilities in Common Care Scenarios 

Family doctors told the OCFP and SGFP that other parts of the healthcare system are placing unnecessary and inappropriate burden onto family doctors and your practice.

August 9, 2023

Immediate Action is Needed to Support Northern Ontario Family Doctors Working to Keep Emergency Rooms on the Brink of Closure Open

Several Northern Ontario hospitals are at risk of closing their emergency rooms (ERs), with family doctors currently working around the clock to help keep them open.

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