Fundraising Priorities and Programs Supported

 


The Research and Education Foundation (REF) funds hundreds of awards, grants, and scholarships to family physicians, medical students, and residents to support their learning, continuing education initiatives, and research in family medicine.  Awards recognize the care and commitment of those in or considering the family medicine discipline to provide the best patient care to communities across Canada.  The REF also funds projects advancing the discipline of family medicine within the CFPC.

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Fundraising Priorities

General Fund
Supports the highest priorities of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Care of the Disabled
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the Bruce Halliday Award for Care of the Disabled.

Care of the Elderly
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the CFPC/CGS Award of Distinction in Health Care of the Elderly.

Early Career
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the Early Career Development Awards.

Education and Research
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include Family Medicine Researcher of the Year, CFP Best Original Research Article, and Janus Research Grants.

Family Medicine Advocacy/Promoting Family Medicine
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the Jean-Pierre Despins Award and the Calvin L. Gutkin Family Medicine Ambassador Award.

Family Medicine in Rural Communities
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the Hollister King Endowment Fund.

Global Health Care
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the Sadok Besrour Global Health Grant and Program.

Indigenous Medical Student Scholarships
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the CFPC Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship.

Innovation in Family Medicine
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award and the Team Williams Family Medicine Innovation Grant.

Medical Student Scholarship Fund/Medical Students and Residents
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include CFPC Medical Student Scholarships, Family Medicine Resident Leadership Awards, and the Murray Stalker Award.

Mental Health and Addiction
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the Daniel Glazier Research Grant in Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and the CFPC/CPA Collaborative Mental Health Award.

Outstanding Contributions in Teaching, Leadership, and Mentorship
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the Family Physician of the Year Reg L. Perkin Award, the Donald I. Rice Award, and the W. Victor Johnston Award.

Palliative Care
Examples of awards and initiatives in this area include the C. Robert Kemp Palliative Care Grant.

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