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The College of Family Physicians of Canada welcomes its 2022–2023 President and Board of Directors


I’d like to thank all our members who took the time to vote in this year’s elections for the College of Family Physicians of Canada™ Board of Directors.

Choosing your representatives is a critically important part of helping to advance your interests through your College and ensuring that we are best placed to understand and continue meeting your needs.

Voting took place electronically from October 13th to October 27th. The results were revealed at the Annual Meeting of Members November 2nd.

For those of you who couldn’t join us, we have two new Directors-at-Large:
  • Dr. Alykhan Abdulla
  • Dr. Helen Cuddihy
Thank you to Past President Dr. Brady Bouchard for his outstanding commitment to the CFPC over this last year.

Congratulations goes out to:
  • Dr. Christie Newton, President
  • Dr. Michael Green, President-Elect
  • Dr. Carrie Bernard, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Dr. Yan Yu, who is serving a second three-year term as a Director-at-Large
The following Board Directors will continue their terms:
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Arseneau, Director (2020–2023)
  • Dr. Magaly Brodeur, Director, (2021–2024)
  • Dr. Amanda Condon, Director (2021–2024)
  • Dr. Sarah Cook, Director (2020–2023)
  • Dr. Sarah Funnell, Director (2020–2023)
I would like to thank all the candidates who put their names forward and the Nominating Committee for their valuable work in supporting the process.

Finally, as we look toward a new term with our Board, I’d again reaffirm our commitment to continuing to listen and respond to your needs as members. I also thank all our Board members and College staff and volunteers for their continued service and leading the way in this regard. We are very much stronger together.

You can learn more about this year’s board and their work here.

Executive Director and CEO

(November 3, 2022, Mississauga, ON) The College of Family Physicians of Canada™ (CFPC) is pleased to announce its new President and Board of Directors for 2022–2023.

Newly elected CFPC President Dr. Christie Newton was born and raised in Toronto, and attended medical school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Newton spent 14 years at Queen’s, which included working at the Queen’s Family Practice Teaching Unit and a one-year fellowship in women’s health.

In 2001 Dr. Newton moved to Vancouver, where she joined the University of British Columbia’s Family Practice Teaching Clinic. In 2005, she became an academic faculty member at the University’s Department of Family Practice, where she serves as Associate Head, Education and Engagement. Dr. Newton continues to practise and teach at the UBC Health Clinic where her time is dedicated to building capacity for community-based clinical education within team-based care models to enhance primary care in B.C..

Dr. Newton has served a variety of roles on the board of directors of the British Columbia College of Family Physicians, as well as the CFPC. This included sitting on the National Committee on Continuing Professional Development, the CanMEDS-FM Working Group on the Collaborator Role and the Patient’s Medical Home Steering Committee. She also served on the CFPC Board from 2014 to 2015, was a Director-at-Large from 2018 to 2020, and secretary-Treasurer from 2020 to 2021.

“The best health care systems in the world are those built on a solid foundation of family medicine. I intend to ensure that family physicians are included in the solutions to address the primary care crisis.”

The CFPC announces two new Directors-at-Large:
  • Dr. Alykhan Abdulla from Manotick, Ontario
  • Dr. Helen Cuddihy from Edmonton, Alberta
Dr. Yan Yu from Calgary, Alberta was acclaimed for a second term as a Director.

The 2022–2023 CFPC Board of Directors:  

About the College of Family Physicians of Canada

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the professional organization that represents more than 42,000 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.


Courtny Vaz
CFPC, Communications

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