Endorsed Documents

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

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Joint policy statement on normal childbirth.

 In the past quarter century, maternity care has undergone significant changes; today the use of technology in birth has become the norm, which is noticeable in the rise in medical interventions in low-risk births. In 2005–2006, Canadian estimates for the total and primary Caesarean section rates were 26.3% and 18.6%, respectively.

2008 Dec.

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.


KYOTOplus. Joint letter to the Prime Minister of Canada.

KYOTOplus. In the interests of good health for all Canadians and people around the world, the CFPC endorses strong action in favour of Prime Minister Harper's stated goal of limiting global warming to below 2C.

2009 Nov 25.

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.


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 dietary sodium.

Dietary Sodium Given that the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has established a daily Adequate Intake (AI) for sodium of 1200 mg and a daily Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of 2300 mg for healthy adults, and these values have been adopted by the Canadian and American governments for setting public


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


Principles-based Recommendations for a Canadian Approach to Assisted Dying

Another excellent resource for physicians is the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)’s Framework on Assisted Dying: Principles-based Recommendations for a Canadian Approach to Assisted Dying  

February 2016

Recommendations for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2008 update – highlights for primary care.

COPD is a major respiratory illness in Canada that is preventable and treatable but unfortunately remains underdiagnosed. The purpose of the present article from the Canadian Thoracic Society is to provide up-to-date information so that patients with this condition receive optimal care that is firmly based on scientific evidence. 

2008 Jan.
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