Our Mission, Vision and Values

The Ontario College of Family Physicians' 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.


Our vision is that every Ontarian receive high-quality, coordinated, comprehensive, and continuing care from a primary health-care team led by family physicians and supported by an integrated and sustainable health-care system. To achieve this vision, we are guided by the following mission and values.


Our mission is improving the health of Ontarians by promoting excellence in family medicine through education, leadership, research and advocacy.


  • We value partnerships with patients to create a responsive health-care system.
  • We value the role of family physicians as a key provider in primary care.
  • We value and contribute to high-quality, accessible, sustainable health-care delivery for Ontarians.
  • We value excellence in professional development, education and research.
  • We value the views and needs of our membership.
  • We value proactive leadership and collaboration with partners to advance family medicine.