Grants

The Daniel Glazier CPD Grant in Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse is designed for Canadian family physicians, family physician researchers, and educators. This grant is named in memory of Daniel Glazier, a young man from Toronto, Ontario, who died at age 18 in July 2009 of circumstances related to mental health and substance abuse. This grant supports continuing professional development (CPD) or the creation of clinical programs or tools to help family physicians in assessing and treating mental health and substance abuse among adolescents and young adults up to the age of 25. This is one of two grants available each year to honour Daniel Glazier, at a value of up to $5,000 each. Please refer to the Daniel Glazier Research Grant in Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse if you are interested in applying for the grant related to research.

Eligibility criteria:

Eligible activities include any educational or knowledge translation activity that would benefit Canadian youths, including young adults up to the age of 25, with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. For example, an educational activity might be creating training modules or establishing curricula on adolescent mental health or substance abuse. Knowledge translation or skills acquisition activities might include the undertaking of a significant program of study in the area of adolescent mental health and substance abuse.

  • The program must have started between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024.

  • Applicants cannot claim lost time from practice, or the cost of a locum in their budget.

  • Applicants must be members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) who have been in good standing for at least one year and must be in active practice.

  • Applicants can be either community or academic based.

  • Applicants cannot have received this award in the past three years.

  • Family medicine residents and medical students are not eligible.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Taxable income:

Award funds received are taxable and will be considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

Application process:

The application window opens on November 8, 2023.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2024

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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Selection process:

The CFPC Addiction Medicine Program Committee will select the top application based on merit. The results will be forwarded to the national Honours and Awards Committee for final approval.

All applicants will be notified of the results formally in July.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, through the generosity of its donors and the friends and family of Daniel Glazier.

The Daniel Glazier Research Grant in Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse is designed for Canadian family physicians and family physician researchers. This grant is named in memory of Daniel Glazier, a young man from Toronto, Ontario, who died at age 18 in July 2009 of circumstances related to mental health and substance abuse. This grant is meant to support research that will help family physicians in assessing and treating mental health and substance abuse among adolescents and young adults up to the age of 25. This is one of two grants available each year to honour Daniel Glazier, at a value of up to $5,000 each. Please refer to the Daniel Glazier CPD Grant in Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse if you are interested in applying for the grant related to continuing professional development (CPD).

Eligibility criteria:

Eligible activities include any research activity that would benefit Canadian youth, including young adults up to the age of 25, with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. For example, a research activity might be the development of a screening tool that family physicians can use to detect adolescent mental health problems or substance abuse. 

The project must have started between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024.

Applicants cannot claim lost time from practice, or the cost of a locum in their budget.

The applicant must be a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) who has been in good standing for at least one year.

The applicant must be in active practice and can be either community or academic based.

Applicants are not eligible if they have received this award in the past three years.

Family medicine residents and medical students are not eligible.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Taxable income:

Payments will be made in the name of the principal investigator unless indicated on the application, that they are to be redirected to a registered charity.

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

It is recommended that recipients of the FAFM Honours & Awards Program enter into an agreement with an institution so that it can hold and disburse grant funds to avoid personal taxes. The Foundation’s values and accountability to donors require that no administrative fees can be claimed in a project budget or taken by the institution holding the grant funds. The FAFM will entrust grant funds to the chosen organization once the charitable registration number or the business GST number is received.

Application process:

The application window opens on November 8, 2023.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

Apply Now

Selection process:

The CFPC Addiction Medicine Program Committee will select the top research application based on merit.

The results will be forwarded to the national Honours and Awards Committee for final approval.

All applicants will be notified of the results formally in July.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, through the generosity of its donors and the friends and family of Daniel Glazier.

Dr. Kali Gartner, recipient of the Family Medicine Global Health Project Grant 

 

Dr. Kali Gartner

The Family Medicine Global Health Project Grant is intended to support College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members in engaging in global health care projects either in Canada or abroad and in promoting family medicine abroad. Clinical activities, teaching, research, or conference attendance will be considered. The value of the Family Medicine Global Health Project Grant is $3,000.

Eligibility criteria:

The program must have started between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024.

Applicants cannot claim lost time from practice, or the cost of a locum in their budget.

Applicants must be members of the CFPC who have been in good standing for at least one year and must be in active practice.

Community-based family physicians, academic-based family physicians, and family medicine residents are eligible.

Applicants cannot have received this award in the past three years.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

  Taxable income:

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

Application process:

The application window opens on November 8, 2023.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2024

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

Apply Now

Selection process:

The CFPC Global Health Committee will recommend the recipient of this grant to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Applicants will be notified of the results formally in July.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, through the generosity of its donors.

The Hollister King Rural Family Practice CPD Grant is named in memory of Dr. Hollister King, who was College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) President in 1977/78 and Family Physician Chief of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, in honour of his lifelong commitment to rural family practice. This grant supports academic and community-based family physician CFPC members who are actively practising in a rural setting and wish to carry out continuing professional development (CPD) activities related to meeting the changing needs of their patients and communities within Canada. These grants are intended to support programs based on the four principles of family medicine:

  • The family physician must be a skilled clinician
  • The doctor-patient relationship is central to the role of the family physician
  • Family medicine is a community-based discipline
  • The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population

The value of the Hollister King Rural Family Practice CPD Grant is $5,000.

Eligibility criteria:

Each applicant must be a CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year.

Each applicant must be a family physician in active practice, either academic or community based.

The program must have started between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024.

Applicants cannot claim lost time from practice, or the cost of a locum in their budget.

Preference will be given to applications that show a direct link between an educational activity and a community need.

Projects are to benefit communities within Canada. The traineeship is to occur in Canada; however, alternative locations will be considered if the training sought is not available in Canada.

Applicants cannot have received this award in the past three years.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Various CPD activities are eligible for these grants, such as:

    • Clinical traineeships
    • Diploma or certificate programs
    • Graduate studies
    • Training aimed at improving the development, delivery, or facilitation of CPD programs for family physicians
    • Faculty development initiatives:
      • Improving abilities as a family medicine residency educator
      • Implementing educational strategies for family medicine residents
      • Developing educational programs for family medicine residents

Taxable income:

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

Application process:

The application window opens on November 8, 2023.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2024

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

Apply Now

Selection process:

The CFPC National Committee on Continuing Professional Development will recommend the recipients of these grants to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Applicants will be notified of the results formally by email in July.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM), through the generosity of its donors and the Hollister King Endowment Fund of the FAFM.

Janus Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Grants support academic and community-based family physician members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) who are in active practice and wish to carry out CPD activities related to meeting the changing needs of their patients and communities within Canada. These grants are intended to support programs based on the four principles of family medicine:

  • The family physician must be a skilled clinician
  • The doctor-patient relationship is central to the role of the family physician
  • Family medicine is a community-based discipline
  • The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population

The value of the Janus Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Grant is $5,000.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be CFPC members who have been in good standing for at least one year.

Applicants must be family physicians in active practice and may be academic or community based.

The program must have started between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024.

Applicants cannot claim lost time from practice, or the cost of a locum in their budget.

Preference will be given to applications that show a direct link between an educational activity and a community need.

Projects are to benefit communities within Canada. The traineeship is to occur in Canada; however, alternative locations will be considered if the training sought is not available in Canada.

Members who previously received this grant must wait three years before reapplying.

Various CPD activities are eligible for these grants, such as:

    • Clinical traineeships
    • Diploma or certificate programs
    • Graduate studies
    • Training aimed at improving the development, delivery, or facilitation of CPD programs for family physicians
    • Faculty development initiatives (any activity designed to deliver a teaching session to residents and/or medical students)

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Taxable income:

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

Application process:

The application window opens on November 8, 2023.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2024

Applications must be submitted online.

For information on how to apply for this grant, please refer to the application guidelines PDF.

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Selection process:

The CFPC National Committee on Continuing Professional Development and the Section of Teachers selection committee will recommend the recipients of these grants to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Applicants will be notified of the results formally in July.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM), through the generosity of its donors, Associated Medical Services, and the Janus Endowment Fund of the FAFM.

Janus Research Grants support academic and community-based family physician members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in carrying out research projects that meet the changing needs of their patients and communities in Canada. The number and value of grants awarded each year are determined by the funds available. One of the available grants, the D.M. Robb Community-Based Research Grant, is named in memory of Dr. D.M. Robb, who served as President of the New Brunswick College of Family Physicians (1979/80). This grant supports community-based family practice research projects. Two application streams are available:

  • Janus Research Grants for intermediate-level or experienced researchers (maximum value $15,000)
  • Janus Research Grants for novice or intermediate-level researchers (maximum value $7,500)

The Janus Grants support innovative programs and projects based on the four principles of family medicine:

  1. The family physician must be a skilled clinician
  2. The doctor-patient relationship is central to the role of the family physician
  3. Family medicine is a community-based discipline
  4. The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population

Eligibility criteria:

The primary investigator must be a CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year.

The project must have started between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024.

The project’s maximum budget cannot exceed $25,000.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Resident or medical student research projects and projects submitted on behalf of residents or students are not eligible. Members are not eligible if they have received this grant in the past three years.

Various family medicine research activities are eligible for these grants, including:

    • Practice-based research projects
    • Observational studies/surveys
    • Program development and evaluation
    • Educational research
    • Cohort studies
    • Systematic review with a valid analysis (meta-analysis) or other valid rigorous analysis.
    • Secondary data analyses
    • Randomized controlled trials
    • Research projects using the Janus Project’s National Physician Survey (NPS) database; all questions asked, as well as data tables and reports, are accessible on the NPS website

Selection process:

The selection committee of the Honours & Awards Research Committee (HARC) will recommend the recipients of these grants to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Applicants will be notified of the results formally in July.

Taxable income:

Payments will be made in the name of the principal investigator unless indicated on the application, that they are to be redirected to a registered charity.

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

It is recommended that recipients of the FAFM Honours & Awards Program enter into an agreement with an institution so that it can hold and disburse grant funds to avoid personal taxes. The Foundation’s values and accountability to donors require that no administrative fees can be claimed in a project budget or taken by the institution holding the grant funds. The FAFM will entrust grant funds to the chosen organization once the charitable registration number or the business GST number is received.

Application process:

The application window opens on November 8, 2023.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

Apply Now

Recognition of support: This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM), through the generosity of its donors, Scotiabank, and the Janus Endowment Fund of the FAFM.

Dr. Frances Berard, recipient of the Marco Terwiel Rural Family Medicine Innovation Grant

Dr. Frances Berard, FMF 2018, Toronto

The Marco Terwiel Rural Family Medicine Innovation Grant is for family physicians in northern, rural, and remote locations who would like to enhance or introduce innovative ways to serve the medical needs of their communities to increase effectiveness and efficiency. This award is named in honour of Dr. Marco Terwiel, a family physician who was devoted to the health and well-being of patients in rural and remote areas.

Being the only physicians available for many miles around, family physicians working in rural areas have exceptionally broad and flexible skills to be able to respond effectively to medical challenges that, in a more advanced setting, would usually be referred to either emergency rooms or other specialists. From the necessity of their situation emerge novel ways to provide the high standard of care they are trained to deliver. This grant is for a family physician looking to develop or enhance a tool, resource, or app, for example, to address the complexity of patients access to care in rural and remote areas.

The value of the Marco Terwiel Rural Family Medicine Innovation Grant is $5,000.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) who have been in good standing for at least one year and are working in a northern, rural, or remote community.

If applying as a team, at least one member of the team must be a member of the CFPC who has been in good standing for at least one year.

Applicants are not eligible if they have received this grant in the past three years.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Taxable income:

Payments will be made in the name of the principal investigator unless indicated on the application, that they are to be redirected to a registered charity.

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

It is recommended that recipients of the FAFM Honours & Awards Program enter into an agreement with an institution so that it can hold and disburse grant funds to avoid personal taxes. The Foundation’s values and accountability to donors require that no administrative fees can be claimed in a project budget or taken by the institution holding the grant funds. The FAFM will entrust grant funds to the chosen organization once the charitable registration number or the business GST number is received.

Application process:

The application window opens on November 8, 2023.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements

Apply Now

Selection process:

The Advancing Rural Family Medicine: The Canadian Collaborative Taskforce will select the top application.

The results will be forwarded to the national Honours and Awards Committee for final approval.

All applicants will be notified of the results in July.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM), through the generosity of its donors, the Terwiel family, and the Marco Terwiel Endowment Fund of the FAFM.

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The Racialized Communities Leadership Grant in Family Medicine supports family physicians in their efforts to enhance the delivery of primary care to racialized communities. Recipients will collectively demonstrate an understanding of the diverse experiences of marginalized groups and a dedication to inclusivity, thereby contributing to moving the field of family medicine forward in achieving true health equity. With this grant the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) aims to celebrate each recipient’s focus and leadership and support their project or initiative that will directly benefit one or more racialized communities.

The value of the Racialized Communities Leadership Grant in Family Medicine is $10,000. The recipient of this grant will be recognized during Family Medicine Forum (FMF).

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be family physicians who are members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), who have been in good standing for at least one year, and who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, or a member of another racialized community.

The project must enhance the delivery of primary care to one or more racialized communities in Canada.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Taxable income:

Payments will be made in the name of the principal investigator unless indicated on the application, that they are to be redirected to a registered charity.

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

It is recommended that recipients of the FAFM Honours & Awards Program enter into an agreement with an institution so that it can hold and disburse grant funds to avoid personal taxes. The Foundation’s values and accountability to donors require that no administrative fees can be claimed in a project budget or taken by the institution holding the grant funds. The FAFM will entrust grant funds to the chosen organization once the charitable registration number or the business GST number is received.

Application process:

The application window opens on November 8, 2023.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements

Apply Now

Selection process:

A national selection committee composed of CFPC members will collaborate to select the recipient and submit their recommendation to the CFPC’s Honours and Awards Committee.

All applicants will be notified of the results in July.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, through the generosity of its donors Scotiabank and MD Financial Management Inc.

The Scholarly Work in Family Medicine Education Grant supports academic and community-based family physician members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in leading projects in medical education. This grant funds scholarly work with the intent of advancing family medicine education broadly. Projects that support CFPC educational initiatives will receive special consideration. The value of the Scholarly Work in Family Medicine Education Grant is $10,000.

Eligibility criteria:

The applicant must be a CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year.

The principal investigator is required to be a practising family physician.

The project must have started between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024.

The team may benefit from contributions from residents, medical students, and PhD scholars, but this is not a requirement.

The applicant must be involved in teaching, scholarship, or leadership activities related to family medicine education.

Members are eligible to receive this grant only once in a three-year span.

Taxable income:

Payments will be made in the name of the principal investigator unless indicated on the application, that they are to be redirected to a registered charity.

Award funds received are taxable and will be considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

It is recommended that recipients of the FAFM Honours & Awards Program enter into an agreement with an institution so that it can hold and disburse grant funds to avoid personal taxes. The Foundation’s values and accountability to donors require that no administrative fees can be claimed in a project budget or taken by the institution holding the grant funds. The FAFM will entrust grant funds to the chosen organization once the charitable registration number or the business GST number is received.

Application process:

The application window opens on November 8, 2023.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2024

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

Apply Now

Selection process:

The Section of Teachers will annually provide its recommendation for the recipient of the grant to the national Honours and Awards Committee. Applicants will be notified of the results in July.

Recognition of support:          

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, through the generosity of its donors, Associated Medical Services, and the Janus Endowment Fund.