Policies and Procedures of the Honours and Awards Program

Honours & Awards is a program of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM). The Honours & Awards Committee is accountable to the Board of Directors of the CFPC and the FAFM.

Eligibility

  • Members in Active class of membership, as defined by Membership Policy (NM Mainpro are not eligible)
  • Senior Members
  • Associate Members, depending on individual award criteria
  • Family Medicine Residents, depending on individual award criteria.
  • Medical Students, depending on individual award criteria
  • Applicants must be a member for a minimum of one year before applying

Applying for a grant or award more than once

  • A member who has received a grant or award must wait three consecutive years before applying for the same grant or award.  
  • Members who have not received a grant or award can apply for the same grant or award in subsequent years, depending on eligibility and timelines.
  • Members can submit multiple applications for the same grant or award if the programs/projects are different, depending on eligibility and timelines.
    • eg: if you are interested in several CPD activities, you can submit more than one application for a Janus CPD Grant. 
  • Members can submit multiple applications for different grants or awards for the same program/project, depending on eligibility and timelines.
    • eg: you could be interested in a palliative care traineeship and depending on the eligibility and time lines, you could consider applying for a Janus CPD Grant and a C. Robert Kemp Palliative Care Grant. 
  • Members who apply for multiple awards and are successful, may be asked to choose only one.

CFPC staff eligibility

Staff cannot be eligible for grants of the FAFM. CFPC staff may contribute to the work of a project, but they cannot be named as the principal researcher or co-researcher on the grant application.

Staff who are contributors must receive pre-approval from their director/supervisor prior to their involvement in the project..

How grants are paid

  • Payments will be made following receipt of a signed SIN form.
  • Unless other arrangements are required and requested, 50% of the funds will be provided at the time the award is announced.
  • Payments will be issued in the name of the applicant/principal investigator and will be considered part of personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts.
  • Requests can be made to redirect payments. Grants are financed through the FAFM which is legally bound by its Articles of Incorporation and by the Income Tax Act to make payments to a CFPC member or to a similar charitable organization that has charity status under the Income Tax Act. For us to comply with a request to redirect the grant payments, we require the legal name of the charity and the charity registration number.
  • Payments for research grants will be released following receipt of approval from an ethics review board. Janus Research Grants will be awarded conditionally upon confirmation of approval from a Research Ethics Board (REB) within one year of awarding the grant. 

Acknowledgement and Endorsement

Acknowledgement of funding from the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine of the College of Family Physicians of Canada is required in all communications, presentations and publications supported by an award, grant or scholarship. The views expressed in such communications are the views of the recipient and do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) and/or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Receipt of funding does not constitute FAFM or CFPC endorsement and the FAFM or CFPC logo and name cannot be used to promote a study or project funded by the FAFM without official FAFM or CFPC approval or endorsement. For the CFPC endorsement process, please see our website.

Proposing a new award

Proposals for new awards are suspended until January 1, 2017.

Ideas for new awards are welcome. The Honours & Awards Committee will review all requests for new awards and make recommendations to the CFPC and the FAFM. Please see our website at www.cfpc.ca/awards to download the New Award Application form and mail, email or fax your proposal to:

The College of Family Physicians of Canada
Honours and Awards Committee
2630 Skymark Ave
Mississauga, ON L4W 5A4
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (905) 629-0893 or 1-888-843-2372

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