Who will be asked to support the FAFM?

The FAFM draws its support from CFPC members, non-members with an interest in family medicine, corporations, and foundations. In order for the FAFM to be a credible organization when promoting the need for family medicine research and education, CFPC membership support is critical to the FAFM’s future success in soliciting funds from outside the College.

How will new awards and grants be decided?

The FAFM is responsible for raising funds. The CFPC Honours and Awards Committee is the body that has been charged with the responsibility of reviewing and recommending to the Boards of the CFPC and FAFM new awards as well as approving the award recipients.

Can proposals for new awards or projects be directed to the FAFM?

Proposals for new awards or projects should be directed to the Honours and Awards Committee.

How can I make a donation?

Donations can be made by cash, cheque, as well as any major credit card (Visa and Mastercard preferred). Cheques should be made payable to the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.

Donations to the FAFM will be used to fund family medicine research, education projects, and other family medicine initiatives. Donations can be further designated into one (or a combination of) the following areas:

General Fund

Donations made to the general fund supports the Foundation’s priority awards and initiatives in greatest need.

Patient Self-Management

Donations made to Patient Self-Management support resources for family doctors and their patients, such as our Prevention in Hand Program.

Patient’s Medical Home

Donations made to Patient’s Medical Home support a team or network of family doctors and other health care professionals working together to provide and coordinate a comprehensive range of medical and health care services appropriate to the needs of that practice’s patients and the communities it serves.

Family Medicine Research

Family medicine research is the basis on which family medicine is built. It produces the evidence that supports clinical practice and helps promote the value of family medicine as a cornerstone of the Canadian health care system. Donations made to Family Medicine Research support the production, synthesis, and transfer of these results into best practice approaches to patient care.

The Besrour Centre

Donations made to The Besrour Centre foster collaboration around the world, and support the advancement of family medicine.

Visit the website to learn more about the Besrour Centre.

How will my donation be acknowledged?

Donations to the FAFM will be acknowledged (depending on donor category) by letter, in Canadian Family Physician, in the FAFM newsletter, and in the FAFM Annual Report.

Those who wish to make anonymous donations will be respected.