Dr. Stuart Iglesias
Parry Sound, Ontario

“The historical definition of primary care, where procedural care is owned exclusively by the specialties, has negatively impacted rural Canada, where there are few specialists. Without local surgery programs, rural emergency, trauma, and maternity services, are not sustainable.” A rural family physician working to bring evidence and advocacy to the paradigm that rural primary care […]

Dr. David Gass

Dr. David Gass
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Awarded posthumously Throughout his career Dr. David Gass worked tirelessly to build and shape family medicine and health care for the benefit of all. He championed strong, research-based primary care and interdisciplinary health care to best serve the population. As a leader and clinical teacher, Dr. Gass was a pillar of the Faculty of Medicine […]

Dr. Gary Bloch

Dr. Gary Bloch
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Gary Bloch is an associate professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and a family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, where he is also co-chair of the Social Determinants of Health Committee in the department. He divides his time between clinical work, teaching, advocacy, and research. […]

Dr. David Price

Dr. David Price
Hamilton, ON

Dr. David Price earned his medical degree from the University of British Columbia and then completed a rotating internship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Montreal. He did three years of locums in Cambellton, New Brunswick, Vancouver, and Whitehorse, followed by a pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, and a […]

Jean PierreArseneau

Dr. Jean-Pierre Arseneau
Bathurst, NB

An ardent defender of patient-centred services and timely access, Dr. Jean-Pierre Arseneau has practised family medicine in New Brunswick for 22 years. He graduated from the University of Moncton Faculty of Medicine in 1992 and completed his residency in the University of Sherbrooke (Moncton) family medicine program in 1994. In 1998 he co-founded the Clinique […]

Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw/Dre Cathy Scrimshaw

Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw
Pincher Creek, AB

Working as a rural family doctor in Pincher Creek Alberta for the past 24 years, Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw is passionate about implementing the medical home and integrating primary care within the health care system as a whole. Her practice received funding to develop a culturally sensitive and appropriate rural generalist primary care program. Dr. Scrimshaw […]

Dr. Dominique Deschênes/DreDominique Deschênes

Dr. Dominique Deschênes
Québec, QC

This award honours a CFPC family physician member identified as an outstanding advocate and public spokesperson for family medicine, family physicians, and their patients. A graduate of Laval University, Dr. Dominique Deschênes received her Certification in Family Medicine in 2005. She began her career on the North Shore, Quebec, treating an extremely diverse and vulnerable […]

Dr Paul Humphries

Dr. Paul Humphries
Spruce Grove, AB

Dr. Paul Humphries is the 2013 recipient of the Jean-Pierre Despins Award. This award recognizes a CFPC family physician member who is an outstanding advocate and public spokesperson for family medicine, family physicians, and patients. Dr. Paul Humphries received his medical degree in 1977 from McMaster University in Hamilton. In 1979 he received Certification in […]