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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. Annelise Miller, Ontario


Dr. Megan Clark, Saskatchewan

Dr. Steve Gravelle, Manitoba

Christian Kordan, Section of Medical Students

Dr. Frantz-Daniel Lafortune, Quebec

Dr. Darren Martin, New Brunswick

Dr. Steve Scales, Prince Edward Island

Dr. Paula Slaney, Newfoundland & Labrador

Dr. Nureen Sumar, Alberta

Dr. Justine Spencer, British Columbia

Dr. Aaron Stroud, Nova Scotia

Dr. Peter Zhang, Section of Residents

CFPC staff

Carol Costa, Director, Marketing and Membership Services

Courtney Kaminski, Membership Coordinator


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