News Releases

Keep up-to-date on the news and information provided by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

November 2017

(Mississauga, ON, November 9, 2017) - The College of Family Physicians of Canada is pleased to welcome its 2017–2018 Board of Directors

(Mississauga, ON, November 9, 2017) - CFPC Announces Rourke Baby Record 2017 Update

(Mississauga, ON, November 7, 2017) - Dr. James Rourke receives the 2017 Calvin L. Gutkin Family Medicine Ambassador Award

(Mississauga, ON, November 1, 2017) - The CFPC Announces the 2017 Family Physicians of the Year

September 2017

(Mississauga, ON, September 27, 2017) - The CFPC welcomes Dr. Michael Allan to its Programs and Practice Support department

(Mississauga, ON, September 25, 2017) - Working to enhance access to health care for Canada’s military families

(Toronto, ON, September 18, 2017) - Arthritis Alliance of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada launch tool to improve care for 4.4 million Canadians living with osteoarthritis

July 2017

(Mississauga, ON, July 31, 2017) - Prevention in Hand – A valuable resource for health care professionals and patients

June 2017

(Mississauga, ON, June 13, 2017) - CFPC supports Open Pharma

May 2017

(Mississauga, ON, May 25, 2017) - CFPC Announces New Executive Director, Professional Development and Practice Support

(Mississauga, ON, May 23, 2017) - CFPC Member Appointed to the Order of Canada

(Mississauga, ON, May 12, 2017) - In Memory of Dr. Joan Bain

(Hamilton, ON, May 8, 2017) - New Canadian clinical guideline for physicians tapers down use of opioids

(Mississauga, ON, May 1, 2017) - Check out the New CFP Website!

March 2017

(Mississauga, ON, March 23, 2017) - Federal budget puts limited focus on health care

(Ottawa, ON, March 7, 2017) - Leading Canadian healthcare organizations team up to tackle long waits for specialist care

February 2017

(Mississauga, ON, February 27, 2017) - The CFPC‘s position on the treatment and health care of incarcerated populations

(Mississauga, ON, February 23, 2017) - Steps to improving rural health care in Canada

(Mississauga, ON, February 22, 2017) - National Summit focuses on improving rural health care access and equity

(Ottawa, ON, February 22, 2017) - Thirteen Canadian health care organizations unite under one national framework for better patient care

(Mississauga, ON, February 15, 2017) - CFPC warns of detrimental health effects of U.S. travel restrictions

January 2017

(Mississauga, ON, January 19, 2017) - CFPC certification eligibility for programs delivered outside of Canada

December 2016

(Mississauga, ON, December 16, 2016) - CFPC Applauds Government Ban on Asbestos

(Mississauga, ON, December 7, 2016) - CFPC’s announces resignation of Dr Jamie Meuser, Executive Director, Professional Development and Practice Support

November 2016

(Mississauga, ON, November 10, 2016) - CFPC’s New report card: Federal government makes tentative progress in health care

(Mississauga, ON, November 7, 2016) - CFPC launches Clinical Poverty Tool

August 2016

(Mississauga, ON, August 15, 2016) - CFPC Announces New Executive Director, Academic Family Medicine

(Mississauga, ON, August 15, 2016) -  REF Governance Update

June 2016

(Mississauga, ON, June 27, 2016) -  CFPC launches Mainpro+®
(Mississauga, ON, June 6, 2016) - Medical Assistance in Dying Act (Bill C-14)
(Ottawa, ON, June 6, 2016) - Training future leaders in refugee health
(Quebec City, QC, June 6, 2016) - New report highlights urgent shortage in Emergency Physicians in Canada

May 2016

(Mississauga, ON, May 25, 2016) - Building a National Action Plan for Better Home Care in Canada

April 2016

(Mississauga, ON, April 14, 2016) - CFPC Member Dr May Cohen inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

(Mississauga, ON, April 14, 2016) - CFPC responds to the development of Medical Aid in Dying legislation

March 2016

(Mississauga, ON, February 29, 2016) - Federal budget signals renewed leadership role in health care

February 2016

(Mississauga, ON, February 29, 2016) - New CFPC guidance document addresses systemic racism in the health care of Indigenous peoples

January 2016

(Mississauga, ON, January 21, 2016) - CFPC Member, Dr Wendy Norman Honoured by the Guttmacher Institute

(Mississauga, ON, January 19, 2016) - CFPC Announces New Interim Executive Director, Academic Family Medicine

(Mississauga, ON, January 18, 2016) - Review of Family Medicine Within Rural and Remote Canada

(Mississauga, ON, January 13, 2016) - CFPC Announces New Director, Research

November 2015

(Mississauga, ON, November 12, 2015) - Les membres du CMFC approuvent la nouvelle structure de gouvernance nationale

(Mississauga, ON, November 12, 2015) - CFPC Membership Approves New National Governance Structure

(Mississauga, ON, November 12, 2015) - CFPC calls on our newly elected government to lead the way toward a healthier Canada

(Mississauga, ON, November 11, 2015) - The 2015 Power of the Arts Family Medicine Fellowship award recipient announced

(Mississauga, ON, November 4, 2015) - The CFPC welcomes Canada’s new minister of health

October 2015

(October 28, 2015, Mississauga, ON) - CFPC releases a guidance document on ethical reflections in matters of physician-assisted dying

(October 20, 2015, Mississauga, ON) - CFPC is committed to working with federal government to support a strong health care system

(October 13, 2015, Mississauga, ON) - CFPC urges global leaders to take action on climate change

(October 1, 2015, Mississauga, ON) - CFPC Encourages Progress towards Universal Pharmaceutical Coverage

August 2015

(August 7, 2015, Mississauga, ON) - CFPC Celebrates Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada

July 2015

(July 22, 2015, Mississauga, ON) - CFPC works on educational program covering newly approved Mifegymiso

July 22, 2015, Mississauga, ON) - CFPC Supports Health Care Innovation Report

April 2015

(Mississauga, ON – April 21, 2015) - Federal budget a missed opportunity to advance health care

February 2015

(Mississauga, February 20, 2015) - CFPC applauds announcement of additional support for victims of family violence and their children

December 2014

(OTTAWA, December 2, 2014) - Huge growth in Canadian doctors use of information technology, National Physician Survey reveals

(OTTAWA, December 2, 2014) - Canada needs federal leadership to accelerate health innovation and improve system performance

November 2014

(Mississauga, ON, November 12, 2014) - From Red to Green. From Stop to Go. Recommended actions to improve home care and child and youth health.

(OTTAWA, November 10, 2014) - Michaëlle Jean Foundation and CFPC Announce “Power of the Arts Family Medicine Fellowship”

(Mississauga, ON, November 3, 2014) - Canada’s 2014 ‘Top Docs’ in Family Medicine to be Honoured with Prestigious Award

May 2014

(Mississauga, ON, May 9, 2014) - Governor General of Canada receives Honorary Membership to the CFPC

April 2014

(Mississauga, ON, April 2, 2014) - Choosing Wisely Canada to Help Physicians and Patients Make Smart Choices

(Mississauga, ON, April 1, 2014) - CFPC urges federal government leadership in health care following end of Health Accord

March 2014

(Mississauga, ON, March 12, 2014) - CFPC Announces Appointment of Associate Executive Director and Director, Academic Family Medicine

(Calgary, AB – March 7, 2014) - CFPC: Understanding of poverty must be included in work on family violence and child maltreatment issues

February 2014

(Mississauga, ON, February 12, 2014) - CFPC Finds Federal Leadership in Health Care Still Lacking

January 2014

(Mississauga, ON, January 29, 2014) – CFPC Supports National Symposium on Reducing Misuse of Prescription Drugs

November 2013

(Mississauga, ON, November 7, 2013) – CFPC Presents Medical Student Scholarships to Future Family Physicians

(Vancouver, BC, November 6, 2013) - Family Physicians Challenge the Federal Government to Play a Greater Role in Health Care

October 2013

(Ottawa, ON, October 21, 2013) - Canada’s Largest Physician Survey Flags a Lack of Patient Care Resources and Workforce Planning 2013 National Physician Survey reveals new data

(Mississauga, ON, October 17, 2013) - The CFPC Responds to the Speech from the Throne: Federal Involvement in Health Care Absent

August 2013

(Mississauga, ON, August 20, 2013) – CFPC leaders meet with Minister of Health: Renewed Focus on Innovation in Health Care

June 2013

(Mississauga, ON, June 13, 2013) – CFPC News Release re: Medical Marijuana

April 2013

(Ottawa, ON, April 24, 2013) – Faulty Birth Control Pills in the Canadian Marketplace Unacceptable

November 2012

(Mississauga, ON, November, 22 2012) – New Alcohol Screening, Intervention and Referral Resource addresses harmful alcohol consumption

(Mississauga, ON, November, 5 2012) – The CFPC Announces Canada’s 2012 ‘Top Docs’ in Family Medicine

(Mississauga, ON, November, 5 2012) – Backgrounder: CFPC Announces Canada’s 2012 Family Physicians of the Year

October 2012

(Mississauga, ON, October 19, 2012) – Six medical heroes named Canada’s 2013 Hall of Fame inductees

(Mississauga, ON, October 10, 2012) – Canadian health care not meeting the needs of rural maternity care providers and patients

July 2012

(Mississauga, ON, July 27, 2012) – CFPC Welcomes Health Care Innovation Report: Focus is on better care, better health, better value

May 2012

(Mississauga, ON, May 8, 2012) – The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) commends the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) on its mental health strategy

November 2011

(Mississauga, ON, November 4, 2011) – The College of Family Physicians of Canada is pleased to announce its 2011‐2012 Executive Committee

(Mississauga, ON, November 4, 2011) – The CFPC Honours 17 Medical Students with $170,000 in Medical Student Scholarships

October 2011

(Mississauga, ON, October 24, 2011) – The CFPC Announces Canada’s ‘Top Docs’ in Family Medicine at 2011 Family Physicians of the Year Awards in Montreal

September 2011

(Ottawa, ON, September 28, 2011) – Canada’s future physicians make choices to ensure personal –professional life balance

(Ottawa, ON, September 21, 2011) – CFPC releases vision for the future of family practice in Canada: The Patient's Medical Home

June 2011

(Ottawa, ON, June 27, 2011) - Canada’s largest physician survey warns of chronic illness impact on the Health Care System

April 2011

(Toronto, ON, April 8, 2011) - CFPC Health Care News Release

March 2011

(Mississauga, ON, March 10, 2011) - CFPC Announcement

November 2010

(Mississauga, ON, November 29, 2010) - CFPC Past President: One of Canada’s Top 100 Women of 2010

October 2010

(Mississauga, ON, October 4, 2010) - CFPC Celebrates the ‘Best of the Best’ in Family Medicine With the 2010 Family Physician of the Year Awards

(Mississauga, ON, October 6, 2010) - CFPC’s Family Medicine Forum is focus of CFPC’s 7th Annual Family Doctor Week in Canada

September 2010

(Mississauga, ON, September 20, 2010) - CFPC Announces 2010 Honorary Members

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