Published Reports

These reports and  policy papers have been published by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).  Can’t find a document? Some older documents are not listed online, but may be kept on file. Contact us.

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Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (SBIR): Helping Patients Reduce Alcohol-related Risks and Harms

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (SBIR): Helping Patients Reduce Alcohol-related Risks and Harms is a resource for Canadian family physicians, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals. This site provides access to evidence-informed guidance and resources to assist you in helping your patients better manage their alcohol consumption.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Addiction & Substance Abuse

Alcohol use and pregnancy consensus guidelines.

Consumption of alcoholic drinks by Canadian women is common, pleasurable for many, and problematic for some. The nature and potential severity of the problems increase when alcohol is consumed during pregnancy.


Endorsed Document

Maternity & Newborn Care,

Women’s Health

Alzheimer Education Materials

The CFPC has endorsed the attached documents produced by the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.  They include information and questionnaires to be used by patients, their family members and family doctors to be aware of early signs of Alzheimer’s or other dementia.


Endorsed Document,

Endorsed Practice Resource

An approach to maternity care education for Canadian family medicine residents. Discussion Paper.

Approach to maternity care education for Canadian family medicine residents. Competence in maternity and newborn care is a prerequisite for Certification in Family Medicine in Canada. 


Education Document/Report

Maternity & Newborn Care,

Medical Education

An environmental scan of practice-based research networks in Canada as of May 2006.

 The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) commissioned this environmental scan with a view to ascertaining the range of practice-based research network (PBRN) activity among primary care providers across the country as well as the diversity of health care research networks.


Research Document/Report

Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition Revised

This booklet provides key recommendations, based on the latest research, for the management and treatment of anaphylaxis in the community. The guidelines also include user-friendly tools and resources in non-medical terminology for people at risk, parents, educators and caregivers.  


Endorsed Practice Resource

Health Care Delivery

Annual Physical Examination Practices by Province/Territory in Canada

The annual physical examination is known by multiple different names across Canada, including “comprehensive visit,” “complete physical examination,” or colloquially as a “check-up.” Given the extent of debate around the yearly physical, the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Department of Health Policy and Government Relations undertook an environmental scan of current practices across Canada.


CFPC Policy Paper

Health Care Delivery

Anti-Stigma/Anti-Discrimination Initiative : Consensus meeting report.

 The consensus meeting was opened by Michael Howlett, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), who welcomed all of the participants, thanked them for coming and provided an overview of the primary purpose of the meeting—i.e. the joint development of a consensus vision, guiding principles and goals for the MHCC national Anti-stigma, / Anti-discrimination Initiative.


Endorsed Document

Mental Health

Asthma action plan.

The Family Physician Airways Group of Canada (FPAGC) has created, in partnership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, an asthma action plan. The Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines Group clearly states that asthma education is key to managing asthma.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Respiratory Disorders

Authorizing Dried Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) for Chronic Pain or Anxiety: Preliminary Guidance

This guidance document was prepared on behalf of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) by members of the Addiction Medicine and Chronic Pain Program Committees, in collaboration with members of the Child and Adolescent Health, Maternity and Newborn Care, Mental Health, Palliative Care, and Respiratory Medicine Program Committees, of CFPC’s Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine.  


Endorsed Practice Resource

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