DFCM Strategy and Performance

Strategic Plan 2015-2020
Advancing Family Medicine Globally through Scholarship, Social Responsibility and Strategic Partnerships

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is excited to present our 2015-2020 strategic plan, Advancing Family Medicine Globally through Scholarship, Social Responsibility and Strategic Partnerships.

This plan has been over a year in the making: both internal and external stakeholders were consulted to develop the goals and action items laid out within it. We reflected on both our achievements and what we need to do to move DFCM – and the discipline of family medicine – forward.

“This plan builds on the many successes of the previous five years while turning attention to the areas where DFCM needs to grow the most,” says Chair of DFCM, Dr. Lynn Wilson. “It provides a roadmap for our faculty, staff, students and supporters that is ambitious but also achievable through our collective efforts.”

Through extensive consultation, the following five strategic directions were determined:

1. Develop strategic partnerships to improve health and family medicine scholarship
2. Increase our impact on health through education, clinical and health services research
3. Advance quality primary care through scholarship and innovation across all of our education endeavours
4. Enhance health services through quality improvement and health system integration
5. Promote engagement and leadership in our faculty and staff

Over the next several months, DFCM will be highlighting our new strategic plan both online and in person. Have feedback you think we should hear. Tweet @UofTFamilyMed or email and let us know what you think.

This plan presents a pathway forward - we invite you to join us.




Read the Executive Summary.

Download the full Strategic Plan (pdf).

Download the Executive Summary (pdf).

View previous strategies and reports.


Year 1 Implementation Priorities