The Awards of Recognition are some of the CFPC’s most prestigious awards, recognizing excellence from lifetime achievement in family medicine.

The Family Medicine National Education Administrators (FMNEA) Education Administrator Award of Excellence recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service in medical education for a department of family medicine education program. This award is available to current or former education administrators.

Eligibility criteria:

Eligible service award areas include contributions:

    • Made while serving as a member of the FMNEA Executive
    • Made while serving on an FMNEA committee, subcommittee, ad hoc committee, task force, or special interest group
    • Made while serving as a presenter at an FMNEA national conference
    • Made as a mentor to an FMNEA administrator
    • Recognized by their university’s family medicine education program, as indicated through the nomination
    • Made to the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in the individual’s role as an education administrator for an undergraduate medical education program or postgraduate family medicine education program

Nominees must be current or former FMNEA members.

Nominees must have CFPC (Associate) membership and have been in good standing for at least one year.

Nominees must have made outstanding contributions to the FMNEA.

The candidate can be nominated by a:

    • Current FMNEA member
    • Current or former program director
    • CFPC member
    • Current or former resident in a family medicine postgraduate program
    • Current or former fellow staff member of the nominee

Self-nominations will not be accepted for this award.

Selection process:

The FMNEA Executive will select the recipient. All candidates will be considered for the year in which they are nominated and for the subsequent two years.

The FMNEA Executive will forward the name of the award recipient to the CFPC National Office by April 19, 2019, and after a secondary review process the recipient will be approved and named in August 2019.

The award recipient will be listed on the Honours and Awards section of the CFPC website, highlighted in the Awards Gala program at Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2019, and recognized formally at the FMNEA annual meeting at FMF 2019.

Value:

The recipient will receive complimentary registration to the 2019 FMNEA annual meeting.
The recipient will receive an award, which will be presented at the 2019 FMNEA annual meeting.
The recipient of the award will be recognized in standard CFPC promotional avenues (CFPC website, FMF materials).

Nomination process:

The nomination window opens on February 1, 2019, and closes on April 5, 2019.

A nomination package must include:

    • A completed nomination form
    • A primary letter of support for the nomination (from the nominator)
    • Two additional letters supporting the nomination
    • The nominee’s curriculum vitae

Please complete your nomination package and email it to: [email protected] by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on April 5, 2019.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.

The Bob Robertson CCFP Examination Award is named in memory of Dr. Bob Robertson, who was College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) President in 1980/81, and recognizes the individual who achieved the highest standing among family medicine residents in the CFPC’s Certification Examination in Family Medicine.

Eligibility criteria:

The recipient will be the family medicine resident who achieved the highest standing in the CFPC’s Certification Examination in Family Medicine based on the results of the fall 2017 and spring 2018 examinations.

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

Selection process:

The CFPC’s Board of Examiners will recommend the recipient of this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

The recipient will be informed of the results formally in July.

Value:

The award will be presented at the CFPC’s Convocation ceremony during Family Medicine Forum 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 30th to November 2nd.

The recipient will receive complimentary FMF registration for the day they are receiving their award and up to $1,000 to offset travel and other expenses related to attending FMF 2019.

Recognition of support:

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

The Bruce Halliday Award for Care of the Disabled is named in memory of Dr. Bruce Halliday, a past president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians, a federal member of Parliament for 20 years, and an advocate for the care of the disabled in Canada. This award recognizes the achievements of a family physician or family medicine resident who is a CFPC member in good standing and is making an exceptional contribution to the welfare of the disabled in their community through practice, teaching, research, or advocacy.

Examples of outstanding contributions include:

  • Developing education about disability for undergraduate medical students, family medicine residents, or practising family physicians
  • Conducting research that enhanced the care of persons with disabilities
  • Demonstrating outstanding practice skills in caring for persons with disabilities
  • Serving as a role model for learners and colleagues
  • Acting as an exceptional advocate for persons with disabilities to ensure they have access to the best primary health care available

Eligibility criteria:

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

Residents are eligible to apply.

Self-nominations are eligible.

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

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

Selection process:

  • Members from the CFPC’s Developmental Disabilities Program Committee will recommend the recipient of this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee
  • The nominee will be notified of the results formally in July.

Value:

The value of the award is up to $4,000. Recipients will receive:

    • Complimentary registration for Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2019 for the day they are receiving their award, and up to $2,000 to offset travel and other expenses related to attending Family Medicine Forum 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 30th to November 2nd.
    • Up to $2,000 for the purpose of capacity building, such as presenting a session or poster at FMF or an Annual Scientific Assembly, providing a workshop, or publishing an article

Nomination process:

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET), March 1, 2019.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please note: Application window opens on December 7th.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, through the generosity of its donors and the friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Bruce Halliday.

The Canadian Family Physician Best Original Research Article Award recognizes the best article published in Canadian Family Physician (CFP) during the preceding year based on original research carried out by a College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) member.

Eligibility criteria:

At least one member of the research team must be a CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year. The CFPC member may be either the principal investigator or a key member of the research team.

A nominee is not eligible if they have received this award in the past three years.

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

Selection process:

The Editorial Advisory Board of CFP will recommend the recipient of this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

The recipient will be notified of the results formally in July.

Value:

The recipient will receive complimentary registration to Family Medicine Forum (FMF) for the day they are receiving their award and up to $1,500 to offset travel and other expenses related to attending Family Medicine Forum 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 30th to November 2nd.

The award will be presented at the annual Section of Researchers Dinner at FMF.

The recipient will be invited to deliver a special presentation during FMF.

Recognition of support:

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

The Awards of Excellence recognize College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members who in the past 24 months have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Patient care
  • Community service
  • Hospital or health care institutions
  • College activities (nationally or through a Chapter)
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Other elements of the academic discipline of family medicine

Examples of outstanding contributions include:

  • Conducting charitable or humanitarian work
  • Teaching
  • Embodying excellence in clinical practice
  • Creating an innovative research program
  • Providing leadership during a community outbreak of infectious disease
  • Establishing a training program in family violence
  • Developing a new program to address a health care need
  • Providing leadership in a hospital or regional health care program
  • Developing health care programs in specific areas (e.g., palliative care)

Eligibility criteria:

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

The contributions being recognized must have occurred in the past two years.

Each Chapter may have its own eligibility criteria.

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

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

Selection process:

Nominations are invited from CFPC members and the public. Nominations are to be submitted to the office of the provincial Chapter of which the nominee is a member. Deadlines for submission vary by Chapter. Please contact the provincial Chapter of your nominee to confirm the annual deadline date.

Chapters must submit their nominations for this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee prior to May 1, 2019.

Value:

Each Chapter will recognize recipients of the Awards of Excellence at their Annual Scientific Assembly/Annual General Meeting and/or other Chapter events.

Recipient names are also published in the annual Awards Gala program.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.

The CFPC/CGS Award of Distinction in Health Care of the Elderly recognizes Canadian family physicians in active practice who had made substantial contributions to the high-quality, patient-centred care of Canadian seniors. This includes direct clinical care, educational and academic leadership, research, and advocacy for the care of seniors. It recognizes leadership in the care of a population that can be clinically challenging and for which advocacy is an important part of care and is consistent with the theme of social accountability and equity. The award acknowledges the provision of exemplary care to elderly patients and the recipient’s impact on care beyond their own practice. With an aging Canadian population, we believe an award that specifically commemorates excellence in family medicine care of the elderly highlights the joys, challenges, and importance of working with this patient group.

Eligibility criteria:

Nominees for this award must be active family physician College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members who have been in good standing for at least one year. Nominees do not need to have received additional training in the care of the elderly.

Membership in the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) is not a requirement.

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

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

Selection process:

Candidates may be nominated by their peers (family physicians, general practitioners), other medical colleagues (e.g., geriatricians), non-medical colleagues (e.g., any allied health care professionals), or patients (including patients’ family members).

The members of the CFPC Health Care of the Elderly Program Committee will collaborate with members of the CGS to recommend the recipient of this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

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

Value:

The award will be presented at the Awards Gala during Family Medicine Forum 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 30th to November 2nd.

The recipient will receive complimentary registration to FMF for the day they are receiving their award and up to $1,500 to offset travel and other expenses related to attending FMF.

The award will be recognized at national meetings of both the CFPC and the CGS. The recipient is welcome to attend these national meetings as they are able.

Nomination process:

The nomination window opens on December 7, 2018.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1, 2019.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

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Recognition of support:

This award is presented in collaboration with the CGS, a national society dedicated to the care of older Canadians and interested in supporting and promoting the care of seniors, particularly by family physicians, who provide the vast majority of care for seniors.

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

 

The CFPC/CPA Collaborative Mental Health Care Awards highlight important work being done in many communities in Canada to improve access to effective mental health care, enhance mental health service delivery, and increase family physicians’ capacity to identify and meet the mental health care needs of their patients.

One award recognizes a grassroots community program or service providing access to mental health care in a primary care setting that involves excellence in interprofessional, team-based collaboration between family physicians and mental health services/providers.

A second award recognizes a larger, institutionally supported program or service providing access to mental health care in a primary care setting that involves interprofessional team-based collaboration, as described above.

Eligibility criteria:

Any program providing access to mental health care in a primary care setting that involves interprofessional planning, collaboration, and service delivery is eligible.

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

Self-nominations are eligible.

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

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

Selection process:

Nominations for the CFPC/CPA Collaborative Mental Health Care Awards are invited from CFPC members, Chapters, mental health care professionals, and the public.

The Collaborative Working Group on Shared Mental Health Care will recommend the recipient of this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Nominees will be notified of the results by email in March.

Value:

The two winning teams will each be asked to make a presentation on their program and its outcomes at the Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference in Toronto in June 2018. Some financial support (up to $500 per program) is available to assist with travel and accommodation costs.

Each winning team will receive two complimentary registrations to the conference.

Nomination process:

The nomination window opens on December 7, 2018.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2019.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.

The CFPC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program Award recognizes a Mainpro+® certified educational program that has provided an exceptional learning experience to either practising or practice-eligible members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The award will be presented to the individual or group responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the winning CPD program.

Eligibility criteria:

The CFPC Mainpro+ certified CPD program must be shown to have provided an exceptional learning experience as measured by program evaluations completed by participating CFPC members.

The program must meet the CFPC definition of an exceptional learning experience, which means it satisfies one or more of the following criteria:

    • The program has been evaluated by CFPC members and determined to be of great value to the practice of family medicine
    • The program addresses a new CPD topic or area of interest for family physicians and is important and relevant to the practice of family medicine
    • The program successfully implemented an innovative learning tool and/or instructional model or approach, or incorporated an existing tool or instructional approach in an innovative manner

The program must be Mainpro+ certified on a national or provincial level at the time of nomination.

The program must be offered at least once prior to judging.

The provider will be asked to submit copies of post-program evaluations (from actual participants) to the CFPC for judging purposes.

The program must have been certified and delivered at least once within the last two years.

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

Not eligible:

Programs that have won this award in the past five years are not eligible.

Residency training programs and programs aimed at pre-licensure family physicians are not eligible.  

Selection process:

The CFPC’s National Committee on Continuing Professional Development will review and rank eligible programs. Post-program evaluations, completed by physicians who have participated in the program, will be used to help determine the overall score of the program.

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

Nominees will be notified of the results formally in July.

Value:

The award recipient will receive a certificate of achievement, which will be presented at a National CPD Accreditation Conference. 

Nomination process:

Nominations are invited from CFPC members in good standing who have done any of the following:

    • Registered and participated in the nominated CPD program
    • Participated actively in the development and/or delivery of the nominated CPD program
    • Acted as the CFPC Mainpro+ reviewer for the nominated CPD program

The nomination window opens on December 7, 2018.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1, 2019.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

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Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.

The Early Career Development Awards recognize the efforts of new family physician leaders of tomorrow for their outstanding contributions today. Nominees for these awards must be College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members who have been in active practice for five years or less (since 2014).

Nominees should exemplify leadership, innovation, initiative, and dedication in one or more of the following areas:

  • Acting as a role model for learners and colleagues
  • Conducting outstanding scholarly activities in family medicine
  • Being involved in important health care projects or initiatives at the community level
  • Providing leadership in a hospital committee or project
  • Being involved in Chapter and/or national College activities

Eligibility criteria:

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

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

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

Selection process:

Nominations for the CFPC Early Career Development Awards are invited from CFPC members, Chapters, and the public.

The CFPC Membership Advisory Committee will recommend the recipients of these awards to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Nominees will be notified of results formally in July.

Value:

Up to two awards will be offered and presented at the Awards Gala during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, which takes place October 30 to November 2nd.

Each award will include complimentary registration for the day the recipient is receiving their award and up to $1,500 to offset travel and other expenses related to attending FMF.

An additional $1,250 is available to each recipient to cover some of the costs of a professional development course to further their leadership skills, if they wish, and/or to offset the costs associated with presenting a CFPC session or workshop to share their experiences with students and residents.

Nomination process:

  • Your nomination will be evaluated based on the information provided regarding the following areas:
    • Patient care (family medicine expertise, clinical skills, communication, patient-centred care)
    • Citizenship (collaboration, contributions to community/society)
    • Teaching and education (undergraduate students, residents, fellows, continuing professional development, public education)
    • Scholarship (scientific discovery, innovation, translation of knowledge to practice)
    • Leadership and administration (medical or nonmedical organizations)

The nomination window opens on December 7, 2018.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1, 2019.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

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Recognition of support:

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

The Environmental Health Award is presented to a family physician or family medicine resident who is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and has demonstrated leadership in environmental health. The recipient will also be awarded the Nicole Bruinsma Award for Environmental Leadership presented by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and the Canadian Health and Environment Education and Research (CHEER) Foundation in memory of Dr. Nicole Bruinsma.

Dr. Bruinsma was passionate about the environment, and she lived her passion. Concerned that pesticides might have played a role in the breast cancer that would eventually claim her life at age 42, she led the successful drive to ban the cosmetic use of pesticides in her hometown of Chelsea, Quebec. That ban had both provincial and national repercussions and earned her national and international prominence.

Aspects and examples of leadership in environmental issues to be considered include:

  • Breadth of involvement in health and environment issues
  • Length of commitment to the issue
  • Leadership both within the profession and within the wider community
  • Policy work
  • Education of the profession and the wider community
  • Research and publications
  • Involvement with environmental boards
  • Membership on environmental committees

Eligibility criteria:

Nominees must be either a family physician CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year or a family medicine resident CFPC member.

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

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

Selection process:

Nominations for the CFPC Environmental Health Award are invited from CFPC members.

The CFPC’s Environmental Health Working Group and representatives from CAPE will provide their recommendations for the recipient of this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Nominees will be informed of the results in July.

Value:

The recipient will receive complimentary registration to Family Medicine Forum (FMF) for the day of their award presentation and up to $1,500 to offset travel and other expenses related to attending FMF.

The Environmental Health Award will be presented at the Awards Gala at FMF, which takes place October 30th to November 2nd in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Nomination process:

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. ET, March 1, 2019.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please note: Application window opens on December 7th.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements

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Recognition of support:

This award is presented in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), and the Canadian Health and Environmental Education and Research Foundations (CHEER).

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

The CFPC Lifetime Achievement Awards in Family Medicine Research honour individuals who were trailblazers and leaders in family medicine research and made substantial contributions to family medicine research during their active career years. These awards give public recognition to their work and to the discipline of family medicine.

Eligibility criteria:

Nominees must be senior members of the CFPC (65 years of age or older).

Posthumous nominations will be accepted.

Associate members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) may be nominated.

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

Selection process:

The selection committee of the CFPC Section of Researchers will recommend the recipients of these grants to the national Honours and Awards Committee for final approval.

Nominees will be notified of the results in July.

Value:

The award will be presented at the annual Section of Researchers Dinner, which takes place on the Wednesday of Family Medicine Forum (FMF).

The honourees will receive complimentary registration to FMF 2019 for the day of their award presentation.

Nomination process:

Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Awards in Family Medicine Research are invited from both CFPC members and the public.

Please provide a name and a brief paragraph in your own words indicating why you think your nominee should be considered for this award. We will follow up if more information is required. Please send nominations to the CFPC Research Department at [email protected]. Please keep your nomination confidential and refrain from informing the nominee.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1, 2019.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.

The CFPC Outstanding Family Medicine Research Article award recognizes the best research article published in a national or international journal during the preceding year based on original family medicine research carried out by a College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) member.

Eligibility criteria:

At least one member of the research team must be a CFPC member, either as the principal investigator or a key member of the research team, who has been in good standing for at least one year.

The research must be relevant to family medicine.

Only the final version of a published article is eligible and it must be submitted for the year in which the final version was published.

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

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

Selection Process:

The CFPC Section of Researchers Selection Committee will recommend the recipient of this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee. Nominees will be notified of the results in July.

Value:

The recipient will be invited to deliver a special presentation during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 30th to November 2nd.

The recipient will receive complimentary registration for the day they receive their award and up to $1,500 to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF. The award will be presented at the annual Section of Researchers Dinner.

Nomination process:

Nominations are invited from faculty and CFPC members.

The nomination window opens on December 7, 2018.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1, 2019.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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Recognition of support:

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

The Irwin Bean CCFP Examination Award, named in memory of Dr. Irwin Bean, who was College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) President in 1962/63 and the first chair of the CFPC’s Committee on Examinations, recognizes the individual who achieved the highest standing among practice-eligible candidates in the CFPC’s Certification Examination in Family Medicine.

Eligibility criteria:

The recipient will be a family physician who achieved the highest standing among practice-eligible candidates in the CFPC’s Certification Examination in Family Medicine based on the results of the fall 2019 and spring 2019 examinations.

Please visit our for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Selection process:

The CFPC’s Board of Examiners will recommend the recipient of this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

The recipient will be informed of the results formally in July.

Value:

The award will be presented at the CFPC’s Convocation ceremony during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2019, which takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, from October 30th to November 2nd.

The recipient will receive complimentary registration for the day they are receiving their award and up to $1,500 to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF 2019.

Recognition of support:

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

The Jim Ruderman Academic Family Medicine Leadership Award is named in honour of Dr. Jim Ruderman, who was Chief of Family Medicine at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, from 1992 to 2014. The award recognizes an outstanding Canadian family physician academic who embodies those qualities that made its namesake such an outstanding leaderwisdom, equanimity, compassion, and the capacity to attract and mentor talented individuals and forge them into a dynamic and productive team.

Eligibility criteria:

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

Candidates must have demonstrated leadership and mentorship skills in academic family medicine.

Nominees must have demonstrated the qualities that defined and were valued by Dr. Ruderman: wisdom, equanimity, compassion, and mentorship.

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

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

Selection process:

A selection committee representing national CFPC members—of whom two will be members of Women’s College Hospital, one will be a chair of a department of family medicine, and one will be a representative of the CFPC’s Section of Teachers—will collaborate to select the recipient and submit their recommendation to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Nominees will be informed of the results formally in July.

Value:

The value of the award is $1,000.

The award will be presented at the Awards Gala during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2019, which takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 30th to November 2nd.

The recipient will receive complimentary registration for FMF for the day they are receiving their award.

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.

Nomination process:

Nominations for the Jim Ruderman Academic Family Medicine Leadership Award are invited from CFPC members.

The nomination window opens on December 7, 2018.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1, 2019.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

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Recognition of support:

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

The Mimi Divinsky Award for History and Narrative in Family Medicine recognizes the best submitted narrative account of experiences in family medicine. The award is named in memory of Dr. Mimi Divinsky for her role as a pioneer in narrative medicine in Canada.

Eligibility criteria:

The award is open to College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members who are in good standing, family medicine residents, or medical students.

The author must own the copyright to the submitted work. In Canada, authors automatically own the copyright to their works, so unless you have assigned the copyright to another person or publisher your story is eligible. Submissions included in the Stories in Family Medicine database are licensed under a Creative Commons licence, which means authors retain the copyright to their stories and others have limited copying and distribution rights provided the authors are credited.

Stories must be 1,200 words or less in length and may be submitted in English or French.

Only one story per author will be considered each year.

Submissions should reflect the annual theme. The theme for 2019 submissions is TEACHING.

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

Please visit our policies and procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations. 

Selection process:

The CFPC History and Humanities Committee will select the award-winning story and recommend the recipient to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

The recipient will be notified of the results formally in July.

Value:

The Mimi Divinsky Award for History and Narrative in Family Medicine will be presented at the Awards Gala during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2019, which takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 30th to November 2nd.

All submitted stories will be available publicly on the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) website at: Stories in Family Medicine. The award-winning story will also be published in Canadian Family Physician.

Application process:

The application window opens on December 7, 2018.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1, 2019.

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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Recognition of support:

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