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The CFPC and the FAFM proudly announce the 2021 Family Physicians of the Year


(Mississauga, ON) The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Reg L. Perkin Family Physicians of the Year awards. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of family doctors from across Canada and will be presented at Virtual Family Medicine Forum during the Awards Gala on Friday, November 12th.

“We are incredibly proud of the 2021 Family Physicians of the Year. These exceptional family physicians are working tirelessly in their communities, demonstrating leadership and resilience—especially during this difficult time through the pandemic,” says FAFM Board of Directors Chair Jeanette Boyd, MD, CCFP, FCFP. “This diverse group is recognized for their dedicated service in rural, remote and urban communities across Canada including primary care, care for Indigenous populations; working with vulnerable and homeless populations; serving in long term care settings; providing emergency medicine in small communities; teaching and mentoring future generations of family medicine practitioners and other health care providers. We are very proud to acknowledge their accomplishments that make a significant difference to their patients.”

Canada’s 2021 Family Physicians of the Year are:
  • Joshua Greggain, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRRMS, Hope, British Columbia
  • Kerri Treherne, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Calgary, Alberta
  • Meredith McKague, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Christine Buchel, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Barbara Zelek, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Marathon, Ontario
  • Mario Dubuc, MD, CCFP, Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Gordon J. Hollway, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Rothesay, New Brunswick
  • Joan Salah, MD, CCFP, North Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Bernard Holland, MD, CCFP, MCFP, Montague, Prince Edward Island
  • Wendy Graham, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Channel-Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador
“For almost 50 years the CFPC has proudly recognized the tremendous achievements of family physicians across Canada. We are delighted to celebrate this year’s cohort of family doctors,” adds CFPC Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Francine Lemire, MD CM, CCFP, FCFP, CAE, ICD.D. “Their commitment to patient care, and the health of our communities exhibits exceptional dedication to the discipline of family medicine and underscores the diverse roles family physicians have in our communities.”

The Family Physician of the Year award is offered by the FAFM with the generous and long-standing support of Scotiabank-MD Financial Management.
Biographies of the 2021 Family Physicians of the Year are available on the FAFM website at

About the College of Family Physicians of Canada

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the professional organization that represents more than 40,000 members across the country. The College establishes the standards for and accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. It reviews and certifies continuing professional development programs and materials that enable family physicians to meet certification and licensing requirements. The CFPC provides high-quality services, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians, and the patients they serve.

About the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM), established in 1994 as the Research and Education Foundation, funds programs and projects in family medicine and supports numerous research grants, scholarships, and awards that recognize the achievements of clinicians, teachers, researchers, family medicine residents, and medical students. Our funding priorities (patient self-management, the Patient’s Medical Home, family medicine research, family medicine education, and global health care via the Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine) recognize our most important initiatives and have a meaningful impact on improving patient care within Canada and internationally.

Susan Monic
Manager, Communication Services
The College of Family Physicians of Canada
Tel: 905-629-0900 ext. 432
Email: [email protected]

Alexandre Lalonde
Manager, Marketing & Communications Services
The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine
Tel: 905-629-0900 ext. 277
Email: [email protected]

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