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Ontario College of Family Physicians

Collaborative Mentors

The OCFP's Collaborative Mentoring Networks link family physicians with specialists and focused-practice physicians in collaborative relationships to enhance the delivery of complex care through mentorship and education. The Networks help address challenging care issues. The Networks are supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and earn the highest level of certification under the Mainpro+ program.


Health Quality Ontario


Quorum is an online community where users can share ideas, ask questions and search a database of quality improvement projects. It also offers space for communities of practice.


Hospice Palliative Care Ontario

Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning Community of Practice

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning Community of Practice (HCC ACP CoP) is fast becoming the Centre of Excellence for HCC ACP in Ontario and is supporting the integration of HCC ACP into practice utilizing the Ontario legal framework. Membership supports the dissemination of reliable and accurate information that complies with HCC ACP in Ontario.


Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Best Advice Guide: Communities of Practice in the Patient’s Medical Home

This guide supports one of the pillars in the Patient’s Medical Home—the concept of team-based care. This guide focuses on intraprofessional collaboration between family physicians and provides actionable advice for establishing and maintaining communities of practice.

Family physicians with special interests integrate one or more areas of special interest into the broad scope of services they offer. Family physicians with focused practices are those who are committed to one or more clinical areas as major components of their practice. Communities of practice allow family physicians with these special interests or enhanced skills to better serve their patients and communities by offering a wider range of services, where appropriate.