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CFPC Annual Report June 1, 2021–May 31, 2022

Dear members,

While the last two years have been difficult for family doctors, we have seen our members provide exceptional care to patients. In a recent poll conducted by the CFPC, more than half of the family doctors surveyed reported feeling burnt out and in need of a break or exhausted, but are coping. The CFPC dedicated the past year to addressing these concerns. Our efforts included demands to reduce administrative workload for family doctors, seeking better work-life balance, and acknowledging a growing family physician shortage. We lobbied federal representatives about the family doctor shortage and the need to reduce administrative burden, continued to provide virtual CPD opportunities, added new member interest groups and created an educational prescription for strengthening health care in changing times.

This annual report demonstrates the advocacy, education and programming, and strategic areas that the CFPC has devoted to advancing family medicine in Canada, particularly during unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. For its second year, the CFPC hosted the Family Medicine Forum in an entirely virtual format, and our Chapters did the same with their annual conferences. We also successfully implemented the administration and delivery of our examinations for the second year in a row.

To support our members, the College created a Physician Wellness and Resiliency member interest group, to provide resiliency sessions and opportunities to learn about self care while earning Mainpro+® credits. We plan on building this area with more opportunities.

We are deeply grateful to those members who serve on the CFPC Board of Directors and chair our sections, member interest groups, and committees.

This fall we said goodbye to Dr. Francine Lemire, outgoing Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Her dedication to the CFPC and its members has been evident throughout her tenure as CEO, demonstrated through her tireless commitment and leadership. Dr. Lemire is a passionate advocate for family doctors and family medicine, and we wish her all the best in this next chapter of her life.

Lastly, we are pleased to welcome the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Lawrence Loh. Dr. Loh will be sharing the expertise and experience he's gained in physician leadership, teaching, research, and administration. CFPC staff look forward to working with Dr. Loh as he works to continuing to advance and highlight the critical importance and value of family medicine in Canada.


Dr. Francine Lemire
Francine Lemire, MD CM, CCFP, FCFP, CAE, ICD.D
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Brady Bouchard
Brady Bouchard, BSEE, MBBS, CCFP, CISAM

Dr. Lawrence Loh
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Read our acknowledgement of chairs who recently completed their terms.


Provincial Chapters

    Chapters banner collage

  • British Columbia College of Family Physicians (BCCFP)

    • In April 2022 the BCCFP launched the My Family Doctor Cares campaign to sound the alarm on the family medicine crisis in the province and to advocate on behalf of our profession, our 6,000 members, and the almost one million British Columbians who don’t have access to a family doctor. Some of the results include:
      • 100 shares of the Family Doctors Care position paper with media and government members
      • 100+ news stories about the family medicine crisis
      • 3 million advertising impressions, including a TV ad
      • 200K Twitter impressions
      • 200 per cent increase in @BCCFP Twitter mentions
      • 1,200+ views of the Member Advocacy Toolkit
      • 100+ emails sent by family physicians to their local MLAs, as well as a number of in-person meetings to educate MLAs and urge them to take action
      • 1,500+ letters sent by the pubic to their MLAs asking for better support for family medicine
  • Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP)

    • Membership in the ACFP’s Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN) has increased by 40 per cent and has delivered 14 distinct learning opportunities, including virtual educational events, webinars, and interactive blog posts with discussions.
    • The 66th annual Family Medicine Summit (Summit) was delivered virtually, with more than 350 Summit attendees, and 35 speakers delivering 30 sessions. More than 800 attendees from across Canada celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) Conference.
    • The ACFP lobbied diligently for our members on a variety of topics including COVID-19 vaccine rollout, reinstating harm reduction strategies to deal with opioid poisoning in Alberta, the value of family physicians and Patient’s Medical Home, and the need for an integrated health care system that provides equitable care to all.
  • Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians (SCFP)

  • Manitoba College of Family Physicians (MCFP)

    • Manitoba College of Family Physicians participated in immPACC—Immunization Primary and Community Care Mapping—which was an initiative financed through the federal Immunization Partnership Fund and designed to help physicians support patients in making fully informed choices about COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP)

    • The OCFP kicked off an advocacy campaign ahead of the 2022 provincial election, which resulted in millions of media impressions and thousands of Twitter impressions in less than a month.
    • The Practising Well Community of Practice hosted 14 sessions, delivering 1,437 education hours to 538 family physicians who were interested in learning about mental health, substance use disorders, chronic pain and physician wellness
    • The OCFP refined the Education & Practice Supports sections in its website to prepare for new CPD delivery channels
    • The OCFP President’s Messages have become the main source for Ontario’s family doctors to keep up with changing COVID information and guidance, and the average open rate is 65%
  • Quebec College of Family Physicians (QCFP)

    • The Quebec College of Family Physicians advocated in response to controversial provincial government announcements, participated in consultations regarding Bill 11 [An Act to increase the supply of primary care services and to improve the management of that supply], and presented constructive suggestions for reorganizing primary care in the province. Chapter representatives conducted several interviews following issues of news releases.
    • The Chapter’s mentorship program reached the 10-year milestone in 2022, launching its seventh mentorship dyad. The Chapter also offers online mentoring, which provides access to a virtual network of family medicine mentors and is becoming increasingly popular with early-career physicians
    • The community of practice for physicians in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) had a membership in 2021 of more than 500 physicians and nurse practitioners specializing in primary care. Its executive committee has a very strong presence in the media and is working with the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux to develop a framework on medical care in CHSLDs.
  • New Brunswick College of Family Physicians (NBCFP)

    • The NBCFP now has an elected seat on the New Brunswick Medical Society’s Family Medicine Specialty Council, and also works closely with the province’s Health Task Force.
    • The Chapter held its first virtual Family Medicine Conference in 2021, offering credits to New Brunswick members in both official languages
    • The NBCFP built the 2021-2024 Strategic plan from the answers received from a province-wide member survey, which led to the establishment of the Chapter’s communication plan.
  • Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians (NSCFP)

    • The NSCFP Board endorsed Canada’s National Nature Prescription Program (PaRx) which officially launched in the Maritimes on April 22, 2022.  Family physicians will be able to prescribe free access to a national park in Nova Scotia for their patients.
    • In 2021 the NSCFP announced its new vision, mission, and priorities for the next five years in its Strategic Plan.
    • Enhanced collaboration with Atlantic Chapters on new joint initiatives including presentation/promotion at the PMH Symposium in PEI.
  • Prince Edward Island College of Family Physicians (PEICFP)

    • The PEICFP assisted with legislation that resulted in protection of family medicine terms within the province.
    • Patient’s Medical Home Symposium: From Vision to Action, Achieving the PMH included  representatives from Health PEI, Department of Health and Wellness, family physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and many allied health professionals.
    • The Chapter is learning about the new PEI medical school, seeking to understand, influence, and stay informed on the school’s development. We will be participating on working groups with UPEI in the future on this project.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador College of Family Physicians (NLCFP)

Financial summary

Revenues pie graph

Revenues 2021–2022

blue dot 64.97%

Member Core and Enhanced Programs


light blue dot graphic18.18%

Certification and Assessment


grey dot graphic16.85%

Programs not supported by Member fees (Self Learning Program, Family Medicine Forum, Non-Member Mainpro+ Participants, Investments)

CFPC expenses pie graph

Expenses 2021–2022

blue dot 62.90%

Member Core and Enhanced Programs


light blue dot graphic23.20%

Certification and Assessment


grey dot graphic13.89%

Programs not supported by Member fees (Self Learning Program, Family Medicine Forum, Non-Member Mainpro+ Participants)
The total deficit for the fiscal year 2021–2022 is $1,038,355, representing 2.29% of total expenses.
This has been funded out of the surplus from the previous fiscal year (2020–2021).

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