The OCFP provides high-quality, evidence-based education, promotes family doctor leadership and advocates for the vital role of family doctors in Ontario’s health-care system. With 10,500 members, we are the provincial Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and are an essential voice for family medicine in Ontario.
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Be Inspired at ASA 2016

ASA 2016 is only 5 weeks away and this year's keynote speakers are sure to inspire. Health equity expert Dr. Jeff Turnbull will share insights about the challenges for primary care in a new era and psychiatrist Dr. Mamta Gautam will speak about physician resilience and how it is key to enhancing health-care quality.
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Free Webinar: Faster Access to Specialists

Join family doctors Dr. Abhishek Raut and Dr. Paul Gill at noon on Oct. 25, for a free interactive OTN webcast on how to successfully integrate virtual tools into your everyday practice. Learn more about how to get derm consults in less than 5 days with Telederm, use eConsult to access advice quickly from over 25 different specialty areas and use secure video to connect directly with specialists or patients.
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Accessing Health & Social Services - Some Helpful Phone Numbers for Patients

Finding resources and services is sometimes the most valuable thing we can do for our patients.  In her latest blog post, OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery shares some telephone-based services that are available across the province and have been found useful to patients and doctors.
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Reintroduction of the Patients First Act, 2016

On Oct. 6, 2016, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins reintroduced The Patients First Act, 2016, (Bill 41, formerly known as Bill 210) in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. There are several amendments to the bill, and in particular, to sections that affect family physicians. Find out what changed.
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2016 OCFP Annual Meeting of Members

OCFP members are invited to the 54th Annual Meeting of Members at noon on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. This is a great opportunity to hear about how the OCFP is supporting you and elect new members to the Board. The agenda will be posted on Nov. 2 on the OCFP website. Proxy forms are available to members who are unable to attend the meeting.