About Us

Since 1994, the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (formerly known as REF) has funded hundreds of awards, grants, and scholarships to family physicians, medical students, and residents to support their learning, continuing education initiatives, and research in family medicine. Awards recognize the care and commitment of those in or considering the family medicine discipline to provide the best patient care to communities across Canada.

Support the FAFM in advancing family medicine in Canada!

Consider making a contribution to the FAFM today to support the family doctors of today and tomorrow. You can help the FAFM make a big difference in family medicine. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine is the only registered charity in Canada (registration # 88828 8669) that represents and raises funds for family medicine research and education. The FAFM awards approximately $500,000 in more than 200 grants, scholarships, and awards to College members and $250,000 in funding to College projects each year.

Make a donation now! A tax receipt will be issued electronically for donations of $15 or more.

Thank you for sharing our vision.