About Us

Ontario College of Family Physicians

We are the voice of family medicine representing over 10,​500 family physicians providing patient care across communities throughout the province. Our mandate is to support members by providing evidence-based education and professional development, by promoting and recognizing leadership excellence in family medicine and by advocating for the role family physicians play in delivering the highest quality care to patients and families across Ontario.

A not-for-profit and voluntary organization, the Ontario College of Family Physicians was established in 1954 and is the provincial chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.  

At the national level

The College of Family Physicians of Canada is a national, not-for-profit medical association which supports family physicians in providing high quality health care for their patients. The CFPC was founded in 1954 to set standards of practice for the new and emerging discipline of family medicine and to oversee the establishment of family medicine residency programs in the medical universities across Canada. Over the years, the CFPC has remained close to these educational roots and its original mandate which includes undergraduate, post-graduate education and the continuing professional development of family physicians.

The CFPC plays a key role in maintaining the reputation of excellence of family medicine training at the undergraduate and post graduate level in all of the Canadian medical universities. The CFPC's Maintenance of Proficiency (Mainpro®) program enables members to maintain their practice knowledge and skills in the face of an explosion of new clinical discoveries on an annual basis. Find out more at the College of Family Physicians of Canada's website.