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Cannabis Resources for Family Physicians

illustration of a cannabis leafOn Oct. 17, 2018, the use of non-medical cannabis became legal in Canada. To support family physicians in managing patient care issues related to non-medical and medical cannabis use, we have compiled a list of resources. We will continue to update this list with educational offerings and clinical tools as more information becomes available.

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Increasing The Joy In Our Work

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In her latest President's Message, Dr. Jennifer Young discusses finding joy in being a family physician, and addresses the important aspect of self-care during times of significant burnout among physicians.

Dr. Young offers some advice based on her own experience and speaks to what has helped her find balance, joy and meaning in her work. 

Ontario Health Teams - More Details, Where To Next?

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In her latest President's Message, Dr. Jennifer Young discusses the new Guidance Document for the Ontario Health Teams (OHTs), where to from here, and what it means for you in your practice. 

Dr. Young reinforces that in this time of change and transition, what remains constant is the OCFP's commitment to the imperative that no practice - and subsequently no patient - is left behind. 

Pulse on Family Medicine: Ontario Health Teams - What They Are & How To Get Involved

By now, you have likely heard about Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) and may be wondering if you should get involved.

In this special edition of Pulse on Family Medicine, we talk OHTs in depth and provide a comprehensive Q&A detailing what we kjnow - from Bill 74 (The People's Care Act) and new guidance on forming OHTs, to governance implications and how (and when) to get involved.

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OCFP Response to Bill 74

Evidence highly suggests that successful reforms need to be anchored in a robust primary care sector, and led by family physicians. The OCFP has provided a written submission to the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on Social Policy regarding Bill 74: The People's Health Care Act, 2019.

We strongly support Bill 74's commitment to placing the patient at the centre of a connected care system in communities across the province. Better integration of primary care with mental health and addictions, home and community care and hospitals in the Patient's Medical Neighbourhood will result in better outcomes.

We provided five key recommendations including the need for family physician leadership and co-design, as well as the inclusion of family physicians and their patients - regardless of practice model - to benefit from access to core, team-based resources.  

Change is Coming – What Does it Mean for You?

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In her latest President's Message, Dr. Jennifer Young addresses what we know so far about the coming changes from the Ontario government's health reform and how this may affect family doctors.

Dr. Young discusses what we still need to know and how we are supporting you - our Members - to ensure the essential role of family physicians is both recognized and reflected in the changes ahead.

Visit the News and Features section to read about updates about OHIP+, changes to government policies and the CPSO's Guidelines for Emergency Medicine in Rural Practices.


The Ontario College of Family Physicians represents more than 13,500 family physicians across the province. We support our members by providing evidence-based education and professional development, promoting and recognizing leadership excellence in family medicine, and advocating for the vital role family physicians play in delivering the highest quality care to patients and families across Ontario.
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