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First Five Years in Family Practice Committee

What’s new

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) supports new family physicians through the First Five Years in Family Practice (FFYFP) Committee. The Committee consists of new family physician members from every province in Canada and focuses on areas that are important for family physicians in their first five years of practice.

The College would like to hear from new doctors, about the issues and challenges that affect them, and aims to support them where they need it most.

Contact the CFPC with questions, suggestions, and comments by email at [email protected] or on Facebook.

Learn more about the program’s resources from

Committee initiatives

  • Content development and annual maintenance of the Transition to Practice website,
  • Moderation of the national and provincial First Five Years Facebook groups
  • Execution and evaluation of First Five Years needs assessment survey every three years
  • Facilitation of Family Medicine Forum (FMF) sessions to address key challenges identified by FFYFP members
  • Administration of a First Five Years section in Canadian Family Physician
  • Promotion and support of mentorship in family medicine

Who we are



Dr. Anna Schwartz, Manitoba – Email: [email protected]


Sara Calvert, Section of Medical Students

Dr. Lynne Cann, Nova Scotia – Email: [email protected]

Vacant, British Columbia – Email: [email protected]

Dr. Scott Fenwick, New Brunswick – Email: [email protected]

Dr. Frantz-Daniel Lafortune, Quebec – Email: [email protected]

Dr. Pier-Maude Lanteigne, Territorial Representative

Dr. Cadence MacPherson, Saskatchewan – Email: [email protected]

Vacant, Manitoba – Email: [email protected]

Dr. Srishti Shrivastav, Section of Residents Representative

Vacant, Newfoundland & Labrador – Email: [email protected]

Dr. Ida Szarics, Prince Edward Island – Email: [email protected]

Dr. Kathleen Walsh, Ontario – Email: [email protected]

Dr. Amanda Wang, Alberta – Email: [email protected]

CFPC staff

Carol Costa, Director, Marketing and Membership Services

TBC, Membership Coordinator

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