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The OCFP's Collaborative Mentoring Networks have launched two online spaces to support Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEOLC) and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).

These Communities of Practice are available to physicians - family doctors and specialists - pharmacists and nurse practitioners in Ontario, facilitating access to experts and case-based support in these clinical areas.

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Join the MAiD CoP

Looking to complete your CPD program activities?

Go to the OCFP Learning Management System | CPD programs centre. 

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Family Physicians Deserve to be Valued

The OCFP is dedicated to supporting you so you can thrive in your profession, best care for your patients and play a leading role in shaping the future of Ontario’s healthcare system. Despite your commitment to family medicine and why you became a family physician, we know that these are trying times for the profession and challenging times may lie ahead. Yet, we know this is also a key moment to re-assert the value of the breadth and scope of your role in the health system. Without you, there is no system and you cannot be replaced. We know this and we will make sure others do too.

New Reporting Obligations for MAiD

Effective Nov. 1, 2018, the Government of Canada will implement new reporting requirements for physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists around medical assistance in dying (MAiD) requests. Under the new regulations any written requests for MAiD will require practitioners to report additional information - and include penalties for failing to provide this information. 
Full regulation changes and supporting documents are included on the OCFP's Medical Assistance in Dying Resource Page.

Cannabis Resources for Family Physicians

illustration of a cannabis leafOn Oct. 17, 2018, the use of non-medical cannabis became legal in Canada. To support family physicians in managing patient care issues related to non-medical and medical cannabis use, we have compiled a list of resources. We will continue to update this list with educational offerings and clinical tools as more information becomes available.

Learn more.

Invitation to the 56th Annual Meeting of Members

The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) will host its 56th Annual Meeting of Members on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Family Medicine Forum. The agenda will be posted on October 24, 2018 on the OCFP website; items will include Director and Officer elections, presentation of Audited Financial Statements and reports from the President and CEO.

Get more details.

Family Docs: The Early Years

A four-part podcast series sharing insights on work-life balance, transitioning to practice, and more

Family Docs: The early Years podcast logo
In our second episode of Family Docs: The Early Years Podcast, Dr. Alexis Pizale speaks with Dr. Alison Kelford about physician wellness and the role mindfulness can play in helping with patient interactions, analytical thinking, decision making, and being comfortable with uncertainty.

Hear what they have to say!

Listen to the previous episode and download the show notes here.

Practising Wisely 2018-2020 logo

As a family physician you understand that unnecessary tests and over-medicalization are obstacles to providing high-quality patient care. Learn how to put this knowledge into action at Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment, a Mainpro+ certified Continuing Professional Development program.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Feb 13, 2019 | Ottawa
  • Visit the News and Features section to read about updates about OHIP+, changes to government policies and the CPSO's Guidelines for Emergency Medicine in Rural Practices.


    The Ontario College of Family Physicians represents more than 13,500 family physicians across the province. We support our members by providing evidence-based education and professional development, promoting and recognizing leadership excellence in family medicine, and advocating for the vital role family physicians play in delivering the highest quality care to patients and families across Ontario.
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