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Program Description

Treating Poverty is a CFPC certified Group Learning workshop for family doctors and other members of the healthcare team. Poverty represents a significant and reversible risk factor for poor health. This practical, active learning workshop supports the development of relevant clinical skills, a deeper understanding of the federal and provincial income security systems, and other related resources. This program is open to family physicians and allied healthcare professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, and others who work closely with those living in poverty.

Learning Objectives

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Intervene in patients' poverty using the Poverty Tool.
  • Guide patients to relevant income benefit programs and critically assess income benefit programs that require physician input.
  • Build and empower a practice team to address poverty and social determinants of health.
  • Advocate for patients living in poverty.


This three-credits-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 13.5 Mainpro+® credits.

Registration Details

This workshop can accommodate up to 12 participants. Completion of pre- and post-course activities is required in order to receive the full Group Learning credits associated with the program.

By-Request Pricing

The program fee for this workshop is $4,500 plus HST and speaker expenses. This program has 3 modules that collectively require 4.5 hours of teaching time (not including breaks).

Contact CPD to Request a Workshop