The Calvin L. Gutkin Family Medicine Ambassador Award is named in honour of Dr. Cal Gutkin, who served as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) from 1996 to 2012 and whose work was instrumental in advancing family medicine in our country and supporting the development of family medicine on the global stage.

The award recognizes a dynamic leader in Canadian family medicine who is distinguished by their vision, innovation, strong communication skills, and effective relationship building with national and international organizations and working groups that support and positively influence the ever-changing role of the family physician and family medicine in Canada.

Eligibility criteria:

Recipients must be Active, Senior, or Retired members of the CFPC who are in good standing.

Recipients must be dynamic speakers and communicators.

Individuals must demonstrate professional commitment and leadership that help strengthen the quality of family medicine in Canada through dedicated initiatives and outreach or partnerships with individuals and/or organizations that share this common goal.

Nominees must exhibit a strong commitment to enhancing the understanding and value of the role that family physicians in Canada fulfill as advocates for the advancement and sustainability of health care in our country.

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.

Value:

The award will be presented at the CFPC Awards Gala, which will be held during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to 17th.

The value of this award is up to $5,000 to cover the costs of travel, accommodations, and other expenses incurred for the purpose of presentations.

The recipient will be invited to participate as a speaker at FMF, events hosted by CFPC Chapters, engagements hosted by other national health care organizations or government agencies, and/or leadership sessions for medical students and family medicine residents.

Selection process:

The CFPC Executive Committee will identify the recipient of this award.

The recipient will be notified of the results formally in July 2018.

The award will be offered annually. If no suitable member is identified in a specific year, the award will not be presented that year.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM), through the generosity of its donors, the friends, family, and, colleagues of Dr. Gutkin, and the Calvin L. Gutkin Endowment Fund of the FAFM.

The Family Physician of the Year awards, named in honour of Dr. Reg L. Perkin, Executive Director of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) from 1985 to 1996, recognize outstanding CFPC family physician members who exemplify what it means to be a family doctor: providing exceptional care to patients and contributing to the health and well-being of their communities. These awards are based on peer nominations, with all CFPC members welcome to submit nominations for their fellow family physicians who meet eligibility.

Eligibility criteria:

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

Candidates may be recognized for providing exceptional care to their patients and making meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of their communities.

Candidates may be recognized for their dedication as researchers and educators of future generations of family doctors.

Each nominee must be community based and act as a resource to a practice population.

Candidates must recognize the central importance of the doctor-patient relationship.

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:

Each of the CFPC’s provincial Chapters will select a Family Physician of the Year.

All CFPC members are invited to submit nominations for Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year. Health care colleagues, community leaders, and patients are encouraged to submit letters of support for these nominations.

Nominations are to be submitted to the office of the provincial Chapter of which the nominee is a member. The deadlines for submission vary by Chapter. Please contact the provincial Chapter of your nominee to confirm the 2018 deadline date.

The recipient will be notified by the CFPC and honoured nationally at the Awards Gala during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, which takes place November 14th to 17th.

Value:

Recipients of the Reg L. Perkin Awards will receive complimentary registration for FMF 2018 for the day they are receiving their award and $1,500 to offset travel and other expenses related to attending FMF.

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.

Recognition of support:

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

For more information on these prestigious awards, please visit Family Physicians of the Year.

The W. Victor Johnston Award honours the late Dr. W. Victor Johnston, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s first Executive Director (1954 to 1964). This award recognizes a renowned Canadian or international family medicine leader for continuous and enduring contributions to the specialty of family medicine in Canada or abroad.

Eligibility criteria:

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

The nominee should be an excellent speaker.

The 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 CFPC Executive Committee will identify the recipient of this award.

The recipient will be notified of the results formally in July 2018.

Value:

The recipient will be invited to present the W. Victor Johnston Oration at the CFPC’s Convocation ceremony, which is held during Family Medicine Forum (FMF).

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 2018, which takes place in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to 17th.

Recognition of support:

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

For more information on this prestigious award, please go to the W. Victor Johnston Award.

The Donald I. Rice Award is named in memory of Dr. Donald I. Rice, Executive Director of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) from 1965 to 1985. This award recognizes an outstanding CFPC family physician member for their contributions to teaching and leadership in the discipline of family medicine.

Eligibility criteria:

The nominee must be a CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year and has made an outstanding contribution to teaching and leadership in the discipline of family medicine.

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:

The CFPC Executive Committee will identify the recipient of this award.

The nominee will be notified of the results formally in July 2018.

Value:

The terms of this award cover a two-year period; a new recipient is identified every even-numbered year.

The recipient will be invited to participate as a speaker at Family Medicine Forum (FMF), at events hosted by CFPC Chapters or other national health care organizations or government agencies, and/or at leadership sessions for medical students and family medicine residents.

The value of this award is up to $20,000 to cover the costs of travel, accommodations, and other expenses related to giving presentations. The total includes a $5,000 honorarium for the recipient.

The award will be presented at the Awards Gala at FMF 2018, which takes place in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to 17th. Complimentary registration is provided for the day the recipient is 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.

Recognition of support:

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

For more information about this prestigious award, please visit the Donald I. Rice Award.

The Jean-Pierre Despins Award is named in memory of Dr. Jean-Pierre Despins, who served as the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) President in 1995/96 and Chair of the Board of the CFPC’s Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM; formerly the Research and Education Foundation) from 1999 to 2000. This award honours a family physician CFPC member identified as an outstanding advocate and public spokesperson for family medicine, family physicians, and their patients.

Eligibility criteria:

The nominee must be a CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year and has made presentations on family practice issues to the public and/or other audiences.

The nominee must demonstrate many of the qualities that defined and were greatly valued by Dr. Despins, including statesmanship, leadership, diplomacy, courage of conviction, sense of humour, compassion, and consideration of others.

The 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 CFPC Executive Committee will identify the recipient of this award.

The recipient will be notified of the results formally in July 2018.

Value:

The award will be presented at the Awards Gala during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018, which takes place in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to 17th.

The honouree 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 2018.

For more information on this prestigious award, please go to the Jean-Pierre Despins Award.

Recognition of support:

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

Honorary Membership in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) may be conferred upon individuals who are not family physicians in Canada. This honour recognizes other physicians or members of the public who have made outstanding contributions to the CFPC, the discipline of family medicine, the medical profession, or the health and well-being of the population in Canada and/or globally.

Eligibility criteria:

Nominees must be individuals of distinction who are not family physicians in Canada and have made outstanding contributions to the CFPC, the discipline of family medicine, the health system, or the health and well-being of the population in Canada or abroad.

Nominees must be non-members of the College, except those who are Associate or Affiliate Specialist members of the College.

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

Value:

Recipients will be presented with Honorary Membership at the CFPC’s Convocation, which will be held during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, which takes place November 14th to 17th.

Recipients will receive complimentary registration for the day they are receiving their award and up to $1,500 to offset travel and other expenses related to attending FMF 2018.

 Selection process:

The CFPC Executive Committee will choose the recipients of this award.

Nominees will be notified of results formally in July 2018.

Recipients conferred Honorary Membership in the CFPC may append the designation MCFP (Hon.), which stands for Member of the College of Family Physicians – Honorary, to their credentials following the CFPC’s Convocation ceremony.

Recognition of support:

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

The Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award is named in memory of Dr. Ian McWhinney, the first professor and chair of a Canadian university department of family medicine (from 1968 to 1987 at the University of Western Ontario, now Western University). The award honours excellence in family medicine education and is presented to a teacher deemed by their peers to have made a unique and innovative contribution that has had a substantial national impact on the development of family medicine education in Canada.

This contribution may encompass any level or aspect of family medicine education, such as:

  • Continuing professional development
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum development
  • Scholarship
  • Administration

Eligibility criteria:

The nominee must be a College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) member who has been in good standing for at least one year and can be either community or academic based.

The nominee must have made a substantial contribution to family medicine education.

The 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 CFPC Section of Teachers Council 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 2018.

Value:

The award will be presented at the annual Section of Teachers Dinner during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018, which takes place in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to17th.

The award consists of complimentary registration for FMF 2018 for the day the recipient receives their award and up to $1,500 to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF.

For more information on this prestigious award, please go to the Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award.

Recognition of support:

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

The Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award recognizes a College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) member who has made original contributions to research and knowledge building in family medicine in Canada. The contribution may encompass any aspect of family medicine research, from clinical to health services to education. This award honours a researcher who has been a pivotal force in the definition, development, and dissemination of concepts central to the discipline of family medicine.

Eligibility criteria:

The nominee must be a CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year. The nominee can be either community or academic based.

The nominee cannot have received this award in the past three years.

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

Value:

The recipient will be invited to deliver a special presentation during Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day, which is part of Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, November 14th to 17th.

The award consists of complimentary registration for Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day (the Wednesday of FMF) and up to $1,500 to offset travel and other expenses related to attending FMF.

The award will be presented at the annual Section of Researchers Dinner, which also takes place on the Wednesday of FMF.

Selection process:

The nominee will be notified of the results in July 2018.

Recognition of support:

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

 

The TD Insurance Spotlight on Achievement Award is bestowed on an outstanding national or international figure who has contributed significantly to medicine, family medicine, and/or the health and well-being of the population in Canada and/or around the world.

The recipient will be invited to Family Medicine Forum (FMF) to give a keynote presentation, participate in a discussion panel, or debate.

Eligibility criteria:

Through their work, the recipient must articulate the unique sphere of influence of family physicians as agents of change in communities and the importance of health care policies in supporting this role.

Recipients must be dynamic speakers and communicators.

Value:

The award will be presented following the recipient’s keynote presentation at FMF 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to 17th. The recipient will receive complimentary registration for FMF 2018 for the day they are scheduled to receive their award.

The recipient will receive support to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF 2018.

Selection process:

The FMF Committee identifies the award recipient.

The recipient will be notified of the results formally in April 2018.

Recognition of support:

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