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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

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Welcome to the OCFP’s Collaborative Mentoring Networks

For more than a decade the OCFP has been supporting its members in delivering excellence in care through a highly successful Mentorship program. This work initially focused on mental health through the Collaborative Mental Health Network (CMHN) and then pain and addictions through the Medical Mentoring for Addictions and Pain Network (MMAP).

We are very pleased that based on the success of these networks  and as a result of funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care  additional networks are now being put in place to support clinicians working in Palliative and End of Life Care and Medical Assistance in Dying, as well as family physicians in their early years in practice, those embracing the challenges of rural practice and those interested in building leadership capacity in primary care.

Learn more about the Collaborative Mentoring Networks

The Collaborative Mentoring Networks' Values

The Collaborative Mentoring Networks hold the following values:

Collaboration working together within the Network and with external partners to achieve our Vision.

Responsiveness understanding and addressing in a timely manner the unique needs of each mentee and, through them, their practice and patients.

Innovation our education programs, our research, our approach to mentorship and in our communications/innovation and administration of the Networks.


…where all involved in the Networks build a sense of shared responsibility and ownership of the Networks and their mentoring relationships.


...where mentors, mentees and all associated with the Networks work together for common goals with understanding and mutual respect.


...committed to high standards through evaluation and evidence-based approaches.

Equity strive for equitable access to high quality primary care settings for the people of Ontario.


… to respond with compassion to colleagues through the mentoring relationship in a way which recognizes disconnectedness and “suffering” and affirms the worth of colleagues and their work.

About the CMN Clinical Lead

Arun Radhakrishnan, MDCM, MSc, CCFP 
photo of Dr. Arun RadhakrishnanDr. Arun Radhakrishnan is a family physician with a focused clinical practice in chronic non-cancer pain, and is affiliated with University of Toronto and The Ottawa Hospital. His research interests are in knowledge translation and the use of information and communication technologies in healthcare. Currently, he is the Clinical Lead of the Collaborative Mentoring Networks (CMN) and Co-Chair of the Collaborative Mental Health Network (CMHN) and the Medical Mentoring for Addictions and Pain Network (MMAP)

Dr. Radhakrishnan was named 2017 Phoenix Fellow by AMS Healthcare. In this AMS blog, he describes how the Networks help advance compassionate care.
The OCFP’s Collaborative Mentoring Networks receive financial support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The views expressed are those of the OCFP and do not necessarily reflect those of the funder.