Endorsed Documents

These documents were developed by other organizations and endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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Statement on recommended use of varicella virus vaccine

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) provides Health Canada with ongoing and timely medical, scientific, and public-health advice relating to immunization. Health Canada acknowledges that the advice and recommendations set out in this statement are based upon the best current available scientific

1999; Endorsement renewed 2010

A guide for health professionals working with aboriginal peoples (SOGC).

Working with aboriginal peoples Aboriginal health is a highly relevant concern to the health care community. Aboriginal patients, whether identified as Aboriginal or not, will be encountered by most Canadian health care practitioners at some point in their practice. 

2000 Dec.; Endorsement renewed 2009

Statement on recommended use of meningococcal vaccines.

Neisseria meningitidis causes sporadic cases and outbreaks of meningococcal disease (invasive) in Canada at a rate of approximately one per 100,000 population per year with the greatest disease burden in children < 5 years of age. This Gram negative diplococcus is surrounded by a polysaccharide capsule, the chemical composition of which defines the serogroup of the organism.

2004; Endorsement renewed 2010

Recommended use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is the leading cause of invasive bacterial infections, bacterial pneumonia and acute otitis media in young children. In Canada, there are an estimated sixty-five (65) cases of meningitis, 700 cases of bacteremia, 2,200 cases of hospitalized pneumonia, 9,000 cases of non-hospitalized pneumonia and an average of fifteen (15) deaths per year due to S. pneumoniae in children < 5 years of age. NACI previously recommended 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines (PPV23) for use in persons ≥ 2 years of age who are at high risk of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), but these vaccines are poorly immunogenic in younger children.

2004; Endorsement renewed 2010

Joint statement on physical punishment of children and youth.

The Statement was developed by a national coalition of organizations facilitated by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Based on an extensive review of research, the Joint Statement provides an overview of the developmental outcomes associated with the use of physical punishment.


Admission of rural origin students to medical school - recommended strategies.

This report presents education, funding and admissions process recommended strategies to increase the number of rural origin students in Canadian medical schools.


Physician guidelines for online communication with patients.

Online communications with patients The increased availability and use of the Internet have facilitated online communication between physicians and patients when the patient is not physically present at the physician’s place of practice. Online communications may be directly related to the provision of patient care


Policy on rural practice and rural health 2001.

This Policy on Rural Practice and Rural Health contains strategies to assist governments and professional bodies to ensure that real progress is made toward the goal of improving the health of rural people. These strategies were developed over the six year period following the establishment of the WONCA Working Pa


Pan-Canadian physical activity strategy.

CAL is a national action group of more than 100 organizations committed to making sure that the environments where we live, learn, commute, work and play support regular physical activity. CAL is working to achieve this goal by advocating for public policies that support physical activity.

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