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CFPC Pride

Call for Submissions

Home counselling - stock photo Girlfriends on home counseling sessions.The 2SLGBTQ+ Health Member Interest Group is inviting all College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members to submit their 2SLGBTQ+ health narratives, stories, art, and expressions for the first edition of CFPC Pride Stories. Sharing your experiences as 2SLGBTQ+ identifying health providers and/or as family doctors who provide care to 2SLGBTQ+ communities has never been more important. Your CFPC Pride Stories reflect the complex history, challenges, joy and future of 2SLGBTQ+ health.

These stories are critical to breaking down barriers faced by 2SLGBTQ+ Canadians in primary care.
 

Examples of CFPC Pride Stories

  • A written or video reflection on providing care to 2SLGBTQ+ patients
  • A written or video reflection on being a 2SLGBTQ+ family physician or medical trainee in Canada
  • A written or video reflection on how to improve care for 2SLGBTQ+ communities where you work
  • Poetry
  • Fictional writing capturing the 2SLGBTQ+ primary health care experience
  • Visual art submissions (Paintings, drawings, comics, and photography)
  • Performance videos, including dance and theatrical expression
  • Original song or spoken word performance

Submission Guidelines

Specifications
  • English and French submissions accepted
  • Text: Up to 500 words (.doc .docx .pdf)
  • Graphics: Up to 50MB (.jpg .png .gif).
  • Audio: (.mp3, other)
  • Video: Up to 50MB. Less than two minutes (.mp4, other). Portrait or landscape orientation
Please submit online. Submissions may be published anonymously at author request. If stories or expressions involve the care of specific patients, please remove any identifying data from your submissions. If your file is too large to upload, please email it to us at [email protected].
 

Publication

Stories will be shared online over the month of June and hosted year-round on the CFPC website and social media. Submissions may be selected, with permission, for publication in Canadian Family Physician (CFP) and the CFP Blog.
 

Review Process

The CFPC’s 2SLGBTQ+ Health Member Interest Group leadership will review all submissions with a peer panel. Submissions selected for CFP will be subject to review as per CFP guidelines. Featured stories will be selected to represent the expressions of diverse communities across Canada.
 

Deadlines

Please submit by April 7, 2024, for content to be shared during CFPC Pride 2024 in June. Submissions will still be accepted after this date but may not be published until the following year.

Please contact us if you have any questions at [email protected].

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