Family Medicine in Canada
Learn more about Family Medicine in Canada by accessing these online resources.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) accredits postgraduate Family Medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. It represents over 25,000 members in Canada and is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians and for advocating on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians and their patients.
The nature of Family Medicine practice in Canada is well described by the College’s Four Principles of Family Medicine:1. The family physician is a skilled clinician.
2. Family medicine is a community-based discipline.
3. The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population.
4. The patient-physician relationship is central to the role of the family physician.
The Ontario College of Family Physician (OCFP) is the CFPC’s Ontario chapter. The OCFP is a provincial, voluntary, not-for -profit organization whose mandate includes undergraduate, post-graduate education, the continuing professional development of family physicians and the maintenance of high standards of medical care and education in family practice.
Family Medicine Departments in Canada
Dalhousie University, Department of Family Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Memorial University, Discipline of Family Medicine, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
McGill University, Department of Family Medicine, Montreal, Quebec
Université Laval, Département de médecine familiale, Québec City, Quebec
Université de Sherbrooke, Département de médecine de famille, Sherbrooke, Quebec
McMaster University, Department of Family Medicine, Hamilton, Ontario
Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Family Medicine Residents of the Canadian Shield (RoCS) Program, NOSM is in Sudbury, Ontario, residency is in various northern Ontario locations
Queen's University, Department of Family Medicine, Kingston, Ontario
University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Toronto, Ontario
University of Ottawa, Department of Family Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario
University of Western Ontario, Department of Family Medicine, London, Ontario
University of Alberta, Department of Family Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta
University of British Columbia, Department of Family Practice, Vancouver, British Columbia
University of Calgary, Department of Family Medicine, Calgary, Alberta
University of Manitoba, Department of Family Medicine, Winnipeg, Manitoba
University of Saskatchewan, Department of Academic Family Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Government Resources: Ontario and Federal Health Websites
The MoHLTC’s For Health Care Professionals website
Health Canada: Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.