Dr. Scott A. McLeod, recipient of the Calvin L. Gutkin Medicine Ambassador Award

Dr. Scott A. McLeod, FMF 2018, Toronto

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.

The Calvin L. Gutkin Family Medicine Ambassador Award will be presented during the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2022. The recipient will receive complimentary access to the FMF (please note the complimentary registration does not cover the cost of any of the FMF sessions). In addition, the Calvin L. Gutkin Family Medicine Ambassador Award may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF. The total value of this award is up to $5,000 to support travel and expenses for your presentations across Canada (including the $1,500 reimbursement for FMF expenses).* *Please note that while pandemic restrictions are imposed, we might defer this portion of the award.

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.

Selection process:

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

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

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

The 2018 Family Physicians of the Year award winners

The 2018 Family Physicians of the Year, FMF 2018, Toronto

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. The value of the Family Physician of the Year award is $1,500. Additionally, the CFPC will be pleased to cover the cost of your registration for FMF 2022. Please note the complimentary registration does not cover the cost of any of the FMF sessions.

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.

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, Scotiabank and MD Financial Management.

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

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.

Please contact the provincial Chapter of your nominee to confirm the 2022 deadline date.

Dr. Rodney A. Crutcher, the recipient of the W. Victor Johnston Award

Dr. Rodney A. Crutcher, FMF 2018, Toronto

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. The CFPC will be pleased to cover the cost of your registration for FMF 2022. In addition, the W. Victor Johnston Award may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.* *Please note that while pandemic restrictions are imposed, we might defer this portion of the award.

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.

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.

Selection process:

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

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

Dr. Dee Mangin, the recipient of the Donald I. Rice Award

Dr. Dee Mangin, FMF 2018, Toronto

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.

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

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.

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.

Selection process:

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

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

Dr. David J. Price, recipient of the Jean-Pierre Despins Award

Dr. David J. Price, FMF 2018, Toronto

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. The CFPC will be pleased to cover the cost of your registration for FMF 2022. In addition, the Jean-Pierre Despins Award may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.* *Please note that while pandemic restrictions are imposed, we might defer this portion of the award.

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. 

Recognition of support:

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

Selection process:

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

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

Dr. Clinton Wong, recipient of the College of Family Physicians of Canada Honorary Membership

Dr. Clinton Wong, FMF 2018, Toronto

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. The CFPC will be pleased to cover the cost of your registration for FMF 2022. In addition, the Honorary Membership may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.* *Please note that while pandemic restrictions are imposed, we might defer this portion of the award.

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.

Recognition of support:

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

Selection process:

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

Nominees will be notified of results formally in July.

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.

Dr. Michel Donoff, recipient of the Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award

Dr. Michel Donoff, FMF 2018, Toronto

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

The CFPC will be pleased to cover the cost of your registration for FMF 2022. In addition, the Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.* *Please note that while pandemic restrictions are imposed, we might defer this portion of the award.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Jeannie Haggerty, recipient of the Family Medicine Researcher of the Year award

Dr. Jeannie Haggerty, FMF 2018, Toronto

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. The CFPC will be pleased to cover the cost of your registration for FMF 2022. In addition, the Family Medicine Researcher of the Year may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.* *Please note that while pandemic restrictions are imposed, we might defer this portion of the award.

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.

Recognition of support:

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

Selection process:

The CFPC Section of Researchers Council will recommend the recipient of this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

The nominee will be notified of the results in July.