The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Board Directors are expected to be prepared for and attend three in-person and approximately eight video conference Board meetings per year, actively participate on at least one Board Committee when vacancies exist, and attend other CFPC activities, including the Annual Forum, the Chapter Symposium, Family Medicine Forum, and the Annual Meeting of Members. Approximately 13 days per year will be spent in face-to-face meetings and approximately 12 hours will be required for video conference meetings. Board Directors are also expected to be available for regular email discussions and teleconferences should the need arise. Email correspondence may, at times, occur several times a week. Director-at-Large terms are three years. All expenses (travel, accommodations, and meals) while participating in Board responsibilities are covered by the CFPC.
The participation of Directors in Board discussions and the expression of opinions is highly valued; respectful consideration of the opinions of others is necessary. In addition to being part of the decision-making process, being a Board Director is a wonderful learning opportunity that enables members to develop a broad perspective on issues affecting family medicine and family physicians. Members of the CFPC’s Board of Directors are also members of the CFPC’s Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.