Mission and Goals

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the voice of family medicine in Canada. Representing more than 35,000 members across the country, it 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 CFPC accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. 


To support family physicians through certification, advocacy, leadership, research, and learning opportunities that enable them to provide high-quality health care for their patients and their communities.


The people of Canada have timely access to quality care provided by family physicians committed to the CFPC’s lifelong learning requirements.

Summary of Goals

  • Quality patient-centred care
  • Rewarding and valued careers
  • Relevant and progressive educational standards
  • Research capacity
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Social accountability and equity

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