Published Reports

These reports and  policy papers have been published by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).  Can’t find a document? Some older documents are not listed online, but may be kept on file. Contact us.

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Advisory on labelling of cough and cold products for children.

Health Canada is advising consumers of the outcome of its review of cough and cold medicines for children under the age of 12.


Endorsed Document

Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Respiratory Disorders

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (SBIR): Helping Patients Reduce Alcohol-related Risks and Harms

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (SBIR): Helping Patients Reduce Alcohol-related Risks and Harms is a resource for Canadian family physicians, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals. This site provides access to evidence-informed guidance and resources to assist you in helping your patients better manage their alcohol consumption.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Addiction & Substance Abuse

Alcohol use and pregnancy consensus guidelines.

Consumption of alcoholic drinks by Canadian women is common, pleasurable for many, and problematic for some. The nature and potential severity of the problems increase when alcohol is consumed during pregnancy.


Endorsed Document

Maternity & Newborn Care,

Women’s Health

Alzheimer Education Materials

The CFPC has endorsed the attached documents produced by the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.  They include information and questionnaires to be used by patients, their family members and family doctors to be aware of early signs of Alzheimer’s or other dementia.


Endorsed Document,

Endorsed Practice Resource

Alzheimer's disease 10 Warning Signs

Dementia is a term used to describe a set of symptoms or behaviours that may include memory loss, difficulty with problem-solving and changes in mood and behaviour. Dementia is identified when these symptoms are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily life and activities. Alzheimer’s disease is one type of dementia in which a progressive deterioration of brain cell function causes symptoms that affect one’s daily life. However, since these symptoms may also be due to other conditions such as depression, drug interactions or an infection, it is important to see a doctor in order to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment. If dementia is suspected, your local Alzheimer Society can connect you to information, support and education.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Patient Education

An approach to maternity care education for Canadian family medicine residents. Discussion Paper.

Approach to maternity care education for Canadian family medicine residents. Competence in maternity and newborn care is a prerequisite for Certification in Family Medicine in Canada. 


Education Document/Report

Maternity & Newborn Care,

Medical Education

An environmental scan of practice-based research networks in Canada as of May 2006.

 The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) commissioned this environmental scan with a view to ascertaining the range of practice-based research network (PBRN) activity among primary care providers across the country as well as the diversity of health care research networks.


Research Document/Report

Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition Revised

This booklet provides key recommendations, based on the latest research, for the management and treatment of anaphylaxis in the community. The guidelines also include user-friendly tools and resources in non-medical terminology for people at risk, parents, educators and caregivers.  


Endorsed Practice Resource

Health Care Delivery

And still waiting. Exploring primary care wait times in Canada. Interim Statement.

Access to care is one of the most discussed issues facing the Canadian health care system. To provide more timely access to care, a succession of federal governments – followed by their provincial / territorial counterparts – have committed to wait time strategies that include wait time funding to support the achievement of wait time benchmarks and guarantees.


CFPC Policy Paper

Health Care Delivery

Annual Physical Examination Practices by Province/Territory in Canada

The annual physical examination is known by multiple different names across Canada, including “comprehensive visit,” “complete physical examination,” or colloquially as a “check-up.” Given the extent of debate around the yearly physical, the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Department of Health Policy and Government Relations undertook an environmental scan of current practices across Canada.


CFPC Policy Paper

Health Care Delivery

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