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World Family Doctor Day

The many hats of family medicine

Ontario’s family doctors are the foundation of our provincial healthcare system.

Family doctors care deeply for the health of Ontarians, and most often, they are the first point of contact for patients. In addition to primary care, family doctors are making important contributions outside of their clinics, motivated by ensuring the collective health of our communities.

Ontario needs family doctors.

From research to hospital care, health system leadership and community outreach, family doctors play important roles that are valued tremendously by Ontarians. In celebration of this year’s World Family Doctor Day, we’re sharing stories of a diverse group of physicians that help to illustrate the vital work that family doctors are doing every day across the province.

The Ontario College of Family Physicians recognizes the importance of more than 15,000 family doctors in Ontario and celebrates all that you do to keep communities healthy and strong. Thank you for your dedication and service.

Since it’s inception in 2010 by The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), World Family Doctor Day (WFDD) has become an annual celebration that recognizes the important role and contributions of Family Doctors. This year’s theme “Family Doctors: The Heart of Healthcare” speaks to the crucial role family physicians play, fostering the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

The OCFP is calling for meaningful changes to help family doctors today. Learn more about how we are advocating for urgent action and raising the issues family doctors are facing in the media.