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2021 Awards Recipients

The OCFP is proud to celebrate the outstanding skill, knowledge and dedication of family doctors across Ontario through the 2021 Awards program. The recipients showcase the vital work family doctors do to help keep Ontarians healthy.


Reg L. Perkin Ontario Family Physician of the Year

The Family Physician of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding CFPC family physician member from Ontario who exemplifies the best of what being a family doctor is all about, including exceptional care of patients combined with a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of communities and society in general.

The award is named in honour of Dr. Reg L. Perkin, College of Family Physicians of Canada Executive Director from 1985 to 1996. The Reg L. Perkin recipient is chosen from the Regional Family Physician of the Year award recipients.


Regional Family Physicians of the Year

The Regional Family Physician of the Year Award recognizes seven physicians – one from each region of the province – who provide exemplary care to their patients and are passionately involved in activities that contribute to excellence in family medicine.


Leader for a Healthy Ontario

The Leader for a Healthy Ontario Award celebrates an Ontario family physician (or team of family physicians) whose long-standing commitment to leadership over the course of their career/s contributes to the improvement of comprehensive, continuity-based, and patient-centred health care delivered in teams, organizations, and systems.


Community Educator of the Year

The Community Educator of the Year Award recognizes a family physician in Ontario who is an outstanding community teacher, preceptor and/or mentor, and consistently provides a quality learning environment in family medicine – inspiring and motivating learners, and effectively building their confidence and competence through collegial relationships.


Early Years Award

The Early Years Award is presented to an early-career family physician, in their first 10 years, who has demonstrated exemplary dedication to family medicine and primary care in their practice and/or community.


Family Medicine Resident of the Year

The Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award – Ontario’s Rising Star recognizes a resident who is an emerging leader and advocate for family medicine, and demonstrates an initiative that is making positive contributions in areas such as patient care, peer support, advocacy, community service, research, and education.


Medical Student of the Year

The Medical Student of the Year Award is presented to a medical student who is an emerging leader and advocate for family medicine and has made contributions to family medicine and/or primary care in areas such as patient care, peer support, advocacy, community service, research, and education.


Award of Merit

The Award of Merit recognizes ongoing contributions to the profession of family medicine through comprehensive and compassionate medical care, continuity of care and an unwavering commitment to the health and wellbeing of patients.


2021 Awards of Excellence

The Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding contributions in a specific area pertaining to the specialty of family medicine: patient care, community service, hospital or health-care institutions, College activities (CFPC or OCFP), teaching, research or other elements of the academic discipline of family medicine.