Board Nominations

Recruiting great candidates for Board Director positions

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is looking for future Board Directors who possess the skills, experience, and values needed for the organization to continue to grow and succeed in establishing standards for the training, certification, and lifelong education of family physicians throughout their careers.

Please review the prioritized skills and attributes for candidates in this election, and if you possess some of the attributes identify yourself as being interested in a Board Director position or encourage a colleague who you feel would make a great contribution to come forward. We need your help inspiring skilled colleagues to apply so members have a strong pool of candidates to vote on in the 2018 election.

The Call for Interest opens in February and closes March 31st. The Call for Interest is an important first step in the election process, and it is an opportunity for members to influence the future Board composition. The Nominating Committee shares information about candidates with CFPC members by early September.

What’s in it for you? Learn more about the benefits of CFPC leadership from your colleagues.

“My involvement with the CFPC Board allowed me to better understand the issues our specialty is facing and participate in the discussions on the future of family medicine with other family physicians who are passionate about their work. I invite all my colleagues to consider this rewarding experience.''
—Guillaume Charbonneau, MD, CCFP, FCFP; President, 2017-2018

“Being a member of the CFPC Board of Directors allowed me to better understand the tremendous impact of family medicine on the Canadian health care system through education, policy, and advocacy. It also allowed me to bring the perspective of my patients to these discussions.”
—Jennifer Hall, MD, CCFP, FCFP; past CFPC Board Director and a past president

“When I attend Family Medicine Forum, I am often filled with pride for my specialty and I feel reconnected to fellow Canadian family doctors. As an academic, I sometimes feel the lack of this connection the rest of the year as I keep my head down doing my administrative and teaching duties. When the opportunity came up to be a part of the Board, I couldn't think of a better way to be a part of national issues important to patients and family physicians. Since being on the Board I have learned more than I have in any other position so far—it is rejuvenating. The Board is nimble, skilled, and passionate, and such a great group to work with.”
—Shirley Schipper, MD, CCFP, FCFP; CFPC Board Director

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