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Canadian Medical Association (CMA), MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) and Scotiabank
The College of Family Physicians of Canada is pleased to receive funding from the Physician Wellness+ Initiative. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) and Scotiabank are providing CFPC with funds to address the urgent and ongoing health and wellness needs of family physicians and medical learners.

The CMA, MD and Scotiabank together are firmly committed to supporting the medical profession and advancing health in Canada. As proof of this commitment, Scotiabank, in collaboration with the CMA and MD, is investing $115 million over 10 years to support physicians and the communities they serve across Canada.

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Physician Wellness+ Initiative

Physician wellness and resilience is at the forefront of the CFPC’s strategic priorities.

Continue reading to discover two new programs and other information that focus on issues about physician burnout, resilience, and well-being.

Physician Wellness Retreat

May 23 – 26, 2024 — Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Kananaskis Alberta
An educational and wellness experience designed by family physicians for family physicians.

Retreat content
  • Engaging and interactive keynotes
  • Practical workshops for learners and wellness leaders
  • Didactic learning opportunities geared toward improving personal and professional wellness
  • A menu of indoor and outdoor wellness activities designed to provide a wellness experience
This retreat is generously supported by funding from the Canadian Medical Association, MD Financial Management Inc., and Scotiabank.

The CFPC is able to offer discounted registration for this retreat due to the generous support of the above sponsors.

Physician Wellness Small Group Learning Program

The Physician Wellness Small Group Learning program connects you with like-minded colleagues to discuss and reflect on new wellness practices and help remove barriers to achieving wellness. Engage in high-quality content created by Foundation of Medical Practice Education (FMPE) in a small, cohesive, and supportive group setting.

Discover more about this program and register through CFPCLearn.

Physician Wellness and Resilience Member Interest Group

Do you want to stay connected with other physicians who are interested in physician wellness? Check out the Physician Wellness and Resilience group in the Member Interest Groups Section (MIGS). This group connects family physicians across Canada to address cultural, organizational, systemic, and individual factors that act as barriers to physician wellness and resilience.

Members connect via a secured online platform, networking events, and through project work.

Learn more about this group and find out how to join.

FMF LOVED Certified CPD Sessions on Physician Wellness

One session you won’t want to miss is “Being Better to Ourselves: Physician wellness and resiliency.”

Presented by experts in physician wellness: Dr. Serena Siow, Dr. Stephanie Smith, and Dr. Daniela Isfan.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of burnout in themselves and their colleagues
  • Apply burnout prevention strategies and stress management in their practices
  • Understand how to achieve a healthy work-life balance to improve personal well-being
Watch from the comfort of your home or office or on the go. FMF LOVED—available any time, anywhere. Register at

Section of Teachers Webinar—Courageous Conversations: Shining a light on wellness and resilience for teachers

Watch this webinar to learn how to mitigate stress and burnout in your role from your fellow teachers, preceptors, and educational leaders. Consider how mindfulness, resilience, and role modelling can support your teaching practice.

Learning objectives:
  • Reflect on the effects of stress and burnout on teachers, preceptors, and educational leaders
  • Identify opportunities and strategies that help mitigate burnout
  • Consider a resilience approach to use in the next academic year

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Physician Wellness Hub

The CMA created the Physician Wellness Hub to assist physicians and relevant stakeholders in facilitating physician wellness. Resources are available for physicians and medical learners, leaders, and educators.

The CFPC’s Physician Wellness+ Initiative has been made possible through the Physician Wellness+ Initiative fund.

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