Family physicians are essential to the provision of continuous care to patients. Known also as skilled generalists, they take on diverse roles that reflect their patient communities’ needs, such as emergency care, obstetrics and gynecology, and palliative care. Family physicians care for patients and their families from the cradle to the grave and connect patients with other specialists. Family doctors are often the first point of contact patients have with the health care system and they are leaders in their communities.

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) is a registered charity. It raises funds to support the CFPC members in providing the best care for everyone in Canada and to lead the advancement of family medicine through philanthropy.

Area of Greatest Need

Support the highest priority.

Family Medicine Research

Supports research grants that advance knowledge creation and dissemination, to offer the best care to families in Canada.

Family Medicine Education

Supports initiatives and grants in education that contribute to preparing the next generation of family doctors to be effective in their role.

The Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine at the CFPC

Supports initiatives that connect us to family doctors in developing countries.
Supports initiatives to advance family medicine globally through transformative partnerships that include a family physician on-site in Indonesia and South Africa, providing medical outreach and care.

Continuous Professional Development

To ensure and enable lifelong learning for family physicians.

Corporate Partnerships

Annually the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine celebrates the College of Family Physicians of Canada members. Find out how you can support the events taking place at the annual Family Medicine Forum and gain visibility.

Further, our corporate partners recognize that it can fuel their research and development. This is achieved by providing opportunities to align and activate our audiences with their corporate brands and business objectives.

To learn more about the customizable support, please contact Belinda Chun, Development Specialist by emailing [email protected] for further details.

Please give generously by clicking the Donate Now or by sending a cheque made payable to:

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine
2630 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 5A4

With your generous donation (minimum of $15), it will be recognized with a charitable tax receipt, and your name will be listed in the FAFM annual report. Gifts of $5,000 or more qualify for additional benefits.

Please contact Claudia Zuccato Ria, Executive Director of FAFM, by emailing [email protected] for further details.

Thank you for your contribution. Your donation improves lives for all Canadians!