2019 Board Nominees

Introducing the Board candidates and nominees for 2019–2020

Following are the candidates for the one vacant Director-at-Large position (three-year term October 31, 2019, to the time of the Annual Meeting of Members in 2022), listed in alphabetical order. The individual receiving the most votes will be elected. Click on each name for more information:

The nominees for two Director-at-Large positions come from two current Directors-at-Large who were appointed by the Board to complete the unexpired terms of two Directors who resigned due to personal reasons (three-year term October 31, 2019, to the time of the Annual Meeting of Members in 2022). Click on each name for more information:

The nominees for the Officer positions (one-year term October 31, 2019 to November 5, 2020) are as follows; click on each name for more information:

The remaining Officer positions are acclaimed (one-year term October 31, 2019, to November 5, 2020). Click on each name for more information:

The following Board Directors will continue their terms. Click on each name for more information:

Here is the information that was circulated for the 2019 call for applications

Here are key dates for the 2019 election


2019 Board Nominees

Catherine Cervin, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MAEd  
Sudbury, Ontario
Current Secretary-Treasurer
Nominee for 2019–2020 Director holding the office of President-Elect

Dr. Catherine Cervin is reflective and genuine—she has extensive experience with board and governance work and strategic planning, an understanding of distributed medical education, a passion for caring for vulnerable populations, and a dedication to social accountability. She has considerable knowledge and understanding of the CFPC through previous volunteer roles on the Section of Teachers Executive, as chair of the Board of Examinations and Certification, as chair of the Honours and Awards Committee, and chair of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine. Dr. Cervin is currently Vice Dean, Academic, of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Many of her formative years took place in the Maritimes.
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Brady Bouchard, MBBS, CCFP  
Battleford, Saskatchewan
Current Director-at-Large
Nominee for 2019–2020 Director holding the office of Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Brady Bouchard was elected in 2017 for a three-year Director-at-Large term. The Board and Nominating Committee feel that Dr. Bouchard is ready to assume an Officer Role. They want a nominee who has demonstrated exceptional personal leadership qualities; who will be relatable to our members, with an emphasis on our future, youth, and the impact and evolution of technology; and who is knowledgeable about the CFPC and family medicine. Dr. Bouchard achieved his CCFP in 2015 after a short but successful career as both an engineer and a developer of a technology company.

Dr. Bouchard grew up in Saskatchewan, received his medical degree from the University of Queensland in Australia, and returned to Saskatchewan to complete his family medicine residency. He has practised in multiple provinces, in rural and Indigenous communities, and has provided emergency medicine services. He is a very engaged Board Director—responsive, knowledgeable, and respectful. He is a valued contributor on the Finance and Audit Committee and on the National Committee on Continuing Professional Development, where he has demonstrated a good understanding of issues, provided a member user lens, and been forward looking.

Dr. Bouchard holds teaching appointments and has some administrative leadership experience. He makes connections easily with members across generations and geographies.
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Marie Giroux, MD, CCFP, FCFP  
Sherbrooke, Québec
Current Director-at-Large
Nominee for 2019–2022 Director-at-Large

Dr. Marie Giroux was appointed by the Board in April 2018, to fill the unexpired term of a Director-at-Large who resigned due to unanticipated personal reasons. The Board has benefitted greatly from the continuity, wise council, and knowledge offered by Dr. Giroux. She was able to contribute to Board deliberations immediately due to her past and current participation with the CFPC including in academic family medicine—as former university department chair and chair of the group of university department chairs, in continuing professional development (CPD), and with her Chapter. She served as a CFPC Board Director on the previous 40-member Board.

Dr. Giroux contributes thoughtfully and meaningfully to the CFPC Board and has a genuine passion for the CFPC and its governance. Her skills, experiences, and leadership qualities are exceptional additions to assisting the Board with addressing the elements of its skills matrix. In terms of demographic and perspective attributes, she is an important reflection of women in our profession and women in leadership positions. Dr. Giroux is from Quebec and is a Francophone, a critical cohort of our membership. Her involvement with the Board while the CFPC focuses on the outcomes of family medicine residency training will be a meaningful link.
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Christie Newton, MD, CCFP, FCFP  
Port Moody, British Columbia
Current Director-at-Large
Nominee for 2019–2022 Director-at-Large

Dr. Christie Newton was appointed by the Board in February 2018, to fill the unexpired term of a Director-at-Large who resigned due to unanticipated personal reasons. The Board has benefitted greatly from the continuity, wise council, and knowledge offered by Dr. Newton. She was able to contribute to Board deliberations immediately due to her past and current participation with the CFPC including in academic family medicine—as acting university department chair and past co-chair of the Working Group on the Collaborator Role, in CPD as a recent member of the National Committee on CPD, and as the immediate past president of the British Columbia Chapter. She also served as a CFPC Board Director on the previous 40-member Board.

Dr. Newton contributes thoughtfully and meaningfully to the CFPC Board and has a genuine passion for the CFPC and its governance. Her skills, experiences, and leadership qualities are exceptional additions to helping the Board address the elements of its skills matrix. In terms of demographic and perspective attributes, she is an important reflection of women in our profession and women in leadership positions. As the CFPC continues to focus on member engagement and how to balance this with our governance structures, Dr. Newton’s involvement with the Board following her role as the British Columbia Chapter President will be invaluable.
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Below is information about the four candidates for one Director-at-Large position, presented in alphabetical order. Members will vote for one of these individuals. The individual with the most votes will be elected.

Sarah Cook, MD, CCFP, FCFP, CCPE, CHE  
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Nominee for 2019–2022 Director
Katherine Stringer, MBChB, CCFP, FCFP, MClSc(FM)  
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Nominee for 2019–2022 Director
Eric Wong, MD, MClSc(FM), CCFP, FCFP 
London, Ontario
Nominee for 2019–2022 Director
Yan Yu, MD, MPP, MBA, CCFP  
Calgary, Alberta
Nominee for 2019–2022 Director

 

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