About the Section of Researchers

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Section of Researchers (SOR) addresses research at the CFPC. Members include family physician and associate members of the CFPC.

We are passionate about our research. We are clinicians and researchers who support each other and share our experiences at the CFPC’s Family Medicine Forum, other conferences, and through various publications. We learn from each other and from experts, and we aspire to improve the health of our patients through research and innovation in family medicine.


Leading family medicine, improving lives.

The SOR embraces the College vision and mission. The SOR contributes to the mission and vision by building the research capacity and capability of family medicine and primary health care through leadership, education, and advocacy.

The Section of Researchers’ Blueprint 2 (2018–2023) builds on the successes of the first Blueprint (2012–2017), and it encompasses the following four strategic priority areas to guide the SOR’s strategic direction:

Growing the membership base and increasing awareness of primary care research and the SOR among family physicians, residents, and primary care colleagues remain strategic priorities. This priority area focusses on increasing the added value of membership in the SOR.
Capacity BuildingCapacity Building
This priority area encourages engagement in research activities earlier in members’ careers, promotes research and the use of data for research and quality improvement (QI) at a practice level, and advances large data research.
The focus of this priority area is to strengthen advocacy for increased funding and infrastructure for family medicine research and QI. The SOR will also continue earlier work conducted for ensuring access to EMR data to support QI and research at the practice level.
Primary care research is a collaborative effort. This priority area focusses on strengthening existing partnerships and establishing new links, which support many of the other Blueprint objectives.

Blueprint 2 provides a useful, membership-driven strategic plan for the SOR. Implementing the objectives promotes research and QI, and nutures a culture of curiosity.

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The SOR welcomes new members! Whether you’re in your early career or a seasoned physician, the SOR has something for everyone. CFPC Members and Associate Members are welcome to join the SOR at no additional cost. Contact us at [email protected].

Associate membership is available to other health professionals or others who work in collaboration with family physicians or academic departments of family medicine. Please visit the membership section of the CFPC website to learn more about becoming a member.

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