Published Reports

These reports and  policy papers have been published by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).  Can’t find a document? Some older documents are not listed online, but may be kept on file. Contact us.

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Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) II.

 These guidelines are targeted for youth aged ten to twenty-one (10 to 21) years and offer recommendations for the management of adolescent depression in primary care.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Mental Health

Health and Health Care Implications of Systemic Racism on Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Family physicians know that supporting a patient’s health requires trust, compassion, and mutual respect. For Indigenous patients and their families, this is not always achieved. Systemic racism has been identified as a major barrier to positive relationships between physicians and Indigenous patients and the best care of Indigenous peoples. This brief guide for physicians helps you understand better the role that systemic racism can play in shaping an Indigenous patient’s clinical experience, and what you can do about it. As Indigenous patients, Indigenous physicians, and allies, we are appealing to you to help us address this pervasive and harmful problem.


CFPC Policy Paper

Health Professionals Working With First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Consensus Guideline

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) has worked with the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) to develop a Guide for Health Professionals Working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis.  


Endorsed Document

Aboriginal Health

Hypertension brochure. Blood Pressure Canada.

The brochure defines high blood pressure and tells how blood pressure is measured, and gives advice for home blood pressure monitoring and following a healthy diet.


Endorsed Practice Resource,

Patient Information


Patient Education

Hypertension in diabetes. A call to action.

Multiple stakeholder organizations call on Canadian health care professionals to redouble efforts to help patients achieve treatment targets (blood pressure less than 130 mmHg systolic and less than 80 mmHg diastolic) in people with diabetes.


Endorsed Document



Improving access to care for patients in Canada. Position Statement.

This year’s theme for the main public policy initiative of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is “Improving Access to Care for Patients in Canada” with particular attention to Primary Care Wait Times, Access to Family Physicians, and Collaborative Interprofessional Care that emphasizes the relationships between family doctors and nurses.


CFPC Policy Paper

Health Care Delivery

Improving patient safety through disclosure and quality improvement reviews

The Royal College, the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) have produced a report to facilitate safety and quality improvement in health care.


CFPC Policy Paper

Health Care Delivery

Infant feeding. Policy Statement.

The benefits of breastfeeding have been well documented. Recognizing that breastfeeding plays an uniquely important role in the healthy development of infants and young children, The College of Family Physicians of Canada endorses The WHO Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.


CFPC Policy Paper

Child & Adolescent Health Care

Intimate partner violence consensus statement.

Intimate partner violence This new consensus statement reflects both the emerging evidence and growing international nderstanding of violence, translating these into practical, timely, and appropriate strategies for health professionals who care for women who experience IPV.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Joint CFPC – CNA Position Statement on Physical Activity

The Canadian Nurses Association and The College of Family Physicians of Canada recognize the compelling scientific evidence that physical activity improves health and quality of life, as well as significantly reduces the risks of chronic disease, disability and premature death.


CFPC Policy Paper

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