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The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) was established in 1994 to better serve the future of family medicine. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing the discipline of family medicine through research and education initiatives.

The FAFM draws its support from CFPC members, non-members with an interest in family medicine, corporations, and foundations. CFPC membership support is critical to the FAFM's future successes for soliciting funds from outside the College. Advocacy for the FAFM provides credibility to the cause of promoting the need for family medicine research and education.

Every year, approximately $500,000 in donations helps fund hundreds of awards, grants, and scholarships through the CFPC Honours and Awards Program. These reach family physicians, medical students, and family medicine residents, and help support them in their studies, research, and clinical practices. Working closely together, the CFPC and the FAFM's Honours and Awards Program support learning opportunities, continuing education initiatives, and research in family medicine across Canada.

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Improve primary care

Help improve primary care in Canada. Donations to the Foundation support family physicians in the pursuit of education, research, and in their provision of excellent, accessible service.

Visit the FAFM website to:

  • Learn more about the Foundation
  • Nominate a member for an award
  • Apply for an award or research grant
  • View available opportunities for residents and medical students
  • Make a donation

Visit the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine


Honours and Awards Program

The FAFM provides funding for the CFPC Honours and Awards Program (H&A Program), which offers grants, scholarships, and awards to family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students. The H&A Program also celebrates the achievements of CFPC members and recognizes their commitment to education, research, and excellence in the practice of family medicine.

Learn more about the H&A Program


Contact Us

Contact 1 (800) 387-6197, ext. 244 or get in touch by email.

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