New Family Physician of the Year Award recognizes family doctors in the Territories

(June 15, 2022, Mississauga, ON) The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) is proud to announce a new Family Physician of the Year – Reg L. Perkin Award, highlighting the contributions of family physicians in the Territories. The FAFM is grateful to its long-standing partners, Scotiabank and MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), for generously supporting this new offering of the FAFM’s Honours & Awards program.

This annual award will recognize an outstanding College of Family Physicians of Canada™ (CFPC) member from Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut who exemplifies excellence in the practice of family medicine and is selected based on nominations of fellow CFPC members.

The Family Physician of the Year – Reg L. Perkin Award, named in honour of Dr. Reg L. Perkin, Executive Director of the CFPC from 1985 to 1996, recognizes the contributions made by physicians in each province and territory. This award is a part of the FAFM’s continued work to honour rural and remote family medicine practitioners.

“This award shines a national spotlight on the amazing work done by our colleagues in the territories,” says FAFM Chair of the Board Jeanette Boyd, MD, CCFP, FCFP. “It would not be possible without the generous support of our partners who see the value in supporting rural and remote family medicine.”

The support from Scotiabank and MD is part of their broader commitment to making a positive difference in the physician community and helping empower the next generation of physicians through continuing professional development opportunities, scholarships, and awards in family medicine.

The FAFM is accepting nominations for this award from June 13, 2022, to July 12, 2022. Visit our web page for more information about the award and the nomination process,

The Family Physician of the Year – Reg L. Perkin Awards will be presented during the annual Awards Gala at Family Medicine Forum on November 11, 2022.

About the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) is the charitable arm of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The FAFM is dedicated to advancing the discipline of family medicine through research, education initiatives, and service through philanthropy. Contributions to the FAFM fund numerous awards, grants, and scholarships to members of the CFPC, as well as initiatives that have a meaningful impact on improving patient care within Canada and internationally.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future”, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of approximately $1.3 trillion (as at April 30, 2022), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

About MD Financial Management Inc.

With more than 50 years of physician-focused experience, MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) is dedicated to providing financial peace of mind to Canada’s physicians and their families, so they can enjoy what matters most to them while achieving their career and life goals. MD had more than $56 billion in assets under management as of February 28, 2022. MD Management Limited was the first of the MD Group of Companies to be founded, in 1969. MD Financial Management Inc. wholly owns MD Management Limited. MD Financial Management provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit

FAFM contact

Name: Alexandre Lalonde
Title: Manager, Marketing & Communications
Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine
Tel: 416-356-4193
Email: [email protected]

Scotiabank contact

Name: Katie O’Dell
Title: Director, Communications Global Wealth Management
Scotiabank / Global Communications
Tel: 647-472-5857
Email: [email protected]