The CFPC announces the 2021 Family Physicians of the Year
What are the Family Physician of the Year awards?
Ten outstanding Family Physicians of the Year —one from each province— are honoured by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) each year with the Reg L. Perkin Award. The recipients are recognized by their family medicine colleagues for providing exceptional care to patients, contributing to the well-being of their communities, and committing themselves as researchers and educators to future generations of family doctors.
When did the award begin?
The CFPC has proudly honoured family physician members who exemplify the guiding principles of family medicine since 1972. In 1996 the College named the award in honour of Dr. Reg L. Perkin, who served as Executive Director of the CFPC from 1985 to 1996.
How are the winners selected?
Peers, colleagues, and the CFPC’s 10 provincial Chapters nominate the award recipients. The recipients embody the Four Principles of Family Medicine: They are skilled clinicians, they are community-based, they serve as resources to the people around them, and they value the patient-doctor relationship.
When will the awards be presented?
The CFPC will present the awards on Friday, November 12, 2021, at the virtual Awards Gala. The gala ceremony is part of Family Medicine Forum, which runs from November 10 to 13, 2021.
Who are the 2021 award recipients?
The CFPC is pleased to recognize ten outstanding family physicians—one from each province—for their achievements and leadership that greatly benefit their patients, students, colleagues, family medicine research, and communities.
For more information on the 2021 award recipients please visit the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine website.