As the voice of family medicine in Canada, the CFPC works with elected officials and key federal decision makers to ensure that they are kept apprised of new developments in family medicine, as well as informed about new initiatives and policy papers created by the CFPC. The CFPC is committed to supporting our more than 38,000 members by advocating for the role family physicians play in providing high-quality health care for patients and families in Canada.

The CFPC’s Health Policy and Government Relations Department monitors federal and provincial politics and stays up to speed on policies and legislation that affect our discipline and our members. Senior leaders from the CFPC also meet with MPs and government agency representatives to discuss the health care issues that matter most, with emphasis on patient-centred care, family medicine education, and the importance of research in primary care.

Highlights of CFPC advocacy work since the federal election in 2015 include: