Celebrating more than 60 years
General practice in Canada owes much to the College’s first executive director, Dr. W. Victor Johnston. In 1948 Dr. Johnston spearheaded the effort to establish a Section of General Practice within the Ontario Medical Association. Later that year the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) also established a Committee on General Practice under Dr. Johnston’s chairmanship to study the establishment of a national general practice section. It was these initiatives and Dr. Johnston’s persistence that eventually led to the CMA Council’s decision in 1953 to establish the College of General Practice of Canada in 1954.
In 1967 the College changed its name to the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Over the decades, the CFPC has evolved into a national health care organization dedicated to supporting family physicians in providing high-quality health care to their patients.
In 2014 the CFPC celebrated its 60th anniversary. Learn more about the College’s history.