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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OCFP President Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery recently received a letter from a patient of a colleague expressing how she wished her doctor could be given a “my family doctor is a hero” award. In celebration of Ontario Doctors’ Day, Dr. Newbery reflects on the importance of doctors’ relationships with patients in the debut edition of the new OCFP Blog. Learn more >

The Heart of the System

OCFP President Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery urges us to stop talking about family medicine and primary care as the foundation of the health system, and instead embrace and advocate for our role as its dynamic, central heart. Learn more >

Medical Assistance in Dying

On April 14, 2016, the federal government tabled legislation on medically-assisted dying. The bill will go to committee for further study, before going to the House of Commons and Senate to be passed into law by June 6, 2016. 

The OCFP recently surveyed members about medically-assisted death to help identify which education and resources are needed to support family doctors with these discussions and whether they intend to provide medically-assisted death to patients.  Learn more >

Meet Dr. Janice Harvey

Dr. Janice Harvey, a family physician and OCFP faculty member with a special interest in sport and exercise medicine, talks about her hands-on program to support family physicians in the assessment of joint and musculoskeletal injuries. Learn more >