COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Impact Grant Program

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) and the CMA Foundation are pleased to announce and support the 12 initiatives of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Impact Grant (Co-RIG) Program – Phase II.

The Co-RIG Program Phase II focuses on innovations and initiatives that prepare family physicians and their interprofessional teams to cope with challenges related to the pandemic and its longer-term impact. Projects involve scaling up existing innovations and propelling new initiatives that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Co-RIG Phase II Adjudication Committee appreciated the opportunity to evaluate the merits of 89 proposals in response to the objectives, timelines, and priority domains of this program and in the context of the Co-RIG program guiding principles, established by the Co-RIG Phase II Steering Committee.


Principal Applicant Project Title
Dr. Akber Mithani After the Outbreaks: Care for long-term sequelae of COVID-19 and mental health in long-term care

Dr. Catherine Hudon

Improving Our Response to the Unmet Health Needs of People with Complex Health Needs: A partnership between family medicine groups and the community
Dr. Danusia Gzik An Indigenous-led Partnership with Primary and Acute Care to Address Mental Health System Gaps Exacerbated by the Covid-19 Pandemic: From Indigenous patient navigation to lasting systemic change
Dr. Dee Mangin Extended Primary Care During COVID: Care models and pathways for COVID and non-COVID illness
Dr. Élise Boulanger A Community of Medical Practice to Improve Care and Services in Residential and Long-Term Care Facilities
Dr. Fariba Aghajafari COVID-19 Vaccine Navigators: Leveraging existing primary care infrastructure to increase access and reduce hesitancy among refugee and new immigrants
Dr. Gary Bloch Building Community Capacity to Address the COVID Social Pandemic: Primary care and community partnerships in advocacy
Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe Building Indigenous Resilience in the Context of COVID-19
Dr. Peter Tanuseputro Reporting and Improving on Physician Prescribing Rates for End-Of-Life Symptom Control in Long-Term Care
Dr. Stefan Grzybowski Enhancing Rural Community Resiliency to Climate Change and Ecosystem Disruption: Building on the lessons learned from the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic to strengthen rural community health and health services
Dr. Sumeet Sodhi The Community First Approach: Reorienting the COVID-19 pandemic response in Indigenous communities through empowerment, autonomy and ownership for health and wellbeing
Dr. Vania Jimenez Scaling up the Clinique Mauve – LGBTQ Migrant Health Clinic and Outreach Program