Member Interest Groups Section (MIGS)


Call for expressions of interest: Join the Member Interest Groups Section Council

Looking to increase your leadership skills? Consider this new opportunity within the Member Interest Groups Section (MIGS)!

The MIGS supports the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s (CFPC) dedication to providing a professional home for family physicians with diverse clinical and non-clinical interests and practice types.

We are looking to fill the following positions on the MIGS Council, commencing March 2020:

  • Member-at-Large—defined as family physicians with a broad scope family practice (four positions)
  • Two members will have two-year terms (renewable once)
  • Two members will have three-year terms (renewable once)

Please submit your expression of interest by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on December 20, 2019.

The council will support the existing 19 Member Interest Groups and oversee the expansion of the Section to include new practice domains.

Background of the Member Interest Groups Section

In June 2019 the Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine became the Member Interest Groups Section (MIGS). This concluded a 16-month review process that was designed to guide the expansion of the Section beyond the 19 programs and 10,000 members it currently supports.

The strategic review undertaken—which involved extensive consultations with committee members, CFPC physician leaders, CFPC staff, and external organizations—highlighted the need for greater awareness of the Section and a broader mandate. Redesigning the Section allows the CFPC to address the wide and evolving interests of our members and to continue supporting members in a modern online community.

The Section’s new name marked the first stage of this transition. Input from CFPC members who already participated on the Section’s committees drove the selection of the new name, as our goal was to have it represent what the redesigned Section offers to members. 

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Current Member Interest Groups

The MIGS comprises a number of programs, each of which addresses a particular area of special interest of our members.  

These programs cover a range of areas that members have asked us to include; they may be parts of their practices that offer comprehensive care or in some cases major or full-time commitments. The CFPC remains committed to supporting comprehensive, continuous care.

Family physicians with special interests are those family doctors with traditional practices offering comprehensive and continuous care, who act as the personal physicians for their patients, and whose practices include one or more areas of special interest as integrated parts of the broad scope of services they provide.

Family physicians with focused practices are those family doctors with a commitment to one or more specific clinical areas as major part-time or full-time components of their practices. 

Members are encouraged to join as many MIGs as they wish from the following list of programs:

Addiction Medicine 
Cancer Care
Child and Adolescent Health   
Chronic Pain
Developmental Disabilities 
Emergency Medicine
Enhanced Surgical Skills
Family Practice Anesthesia
Global Health

Health Care of the Elderly
Hospital Medicine
Maternity and Newborn Care
Mental Health 
Occupational Medicine
Palliative Care
Prison Health
Respiratory Medicine
Sport and Exercise Medicine 

Sign up

To get started, go to your membership profile where you can indicate which program or programs are of interest to you. There will be no added fees or other requirements expected of you to become part of this College activity. We will pass your name on to the program coordinators so that you will be included in future communications and networking opportunities.


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