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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CACAP 2008 position paper on using SSRIs in children and adolescents.

 This position statement provides an update on the use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Anxiety Disorders in children and adolescents.


Endorsed Document

Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Drugs & Therapeutics,

Mental Health

Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Drinking is a personal choice. If you choose to drink, these guidelines can help you decide when, where, why and how.


Endorsed Document

Canadian consensus guidelines on human papillomavirus.

 The development of new HPV vaccines has re-energized the evaluation of HPV-related disease and greatly increased the need to clearly understand the biologic features of HPV and related disease so as to inform decision-making on the role of HPV vaccination.


Endorsed Document

Communicable Diseases,


Women’s Health

Canadian Disclosure Guidelines: Being Open with Patients and Families

Achieving a culture of patient safety requires open, honest and effective communication between healthcare providers and their patients. Patients are entitled to information about themselves and about their medical condition or illness, including the risks inherent in healthcare delivery.


Endorsed Document

Canadian family medicine: Submission to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research re: The Multi-Stakeholder Taskforce on Clinical Research (MUST).

Canadian family medicine: Submission to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. This document was endorsed by the CFPC Executive Committee and the Section of Researchers Executive Committee April 15, 2005. It is the CPFC’s submission in response to a CIHR report on the role of primary care with clinical research.


Research Document/Report

CanMEDS–Family Medicine

CanMEDS–Family Medicine (CanMEDS-FM) 2017 is a competency framework designed for all family physicians regardless of practice type, location, or populations served. Together with the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s (CFPC) Family Medicine Professional Profile, it forms an overall picture of the roles and responsibilities of Canadian family physicians along with the competencies required to support their work.


Education Document/Report

Medical Education,

Triple C

CanMEDS-FMU: Undergraduate competencies from a family medicine perspective.

CanMEDS- FMU. The goal of this document is to provide a family medicine perspective on undergraduate medical education. This has been done by utilizing the CanMEDS and the CanMEDS-Family Medicine (CanMEDS-FM) frameworks in creating a specific set of undergraduate family medicine competencies for undergraduate educators to use.


Education Document/Report

Medical Education

Cardiometabolic risk in Canada: a detailed analysis and position paper.

Cardiometabolic Risk Working Group. Cardiometabolic risk in Canada: a detailed analysis and position paper by the cardiometabolic risk working group. Can J Cardiol. 2011 Mar-Apr;27(2):e1-e33. PubMed PMID: 21459257.


Endorsed Document

Caring for lesbian and gay people.

 This book offers busy clinicians practical, accessible, and evidence-based information to help in the care of gay and lesbian patients.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Gay and Lesbian Health

CFPC Position Statement: A call to limit the detention of immigrants

This position statement was created by the members of the Prison Health Program Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The committee aims to represent the interests of all CFPC members who provide care to incarcerated men, women, and youth and to these individuals’ families and communities; for these CFPC members this care may be part of a broad-scope family practice or a special interest/focused practice.


CFPC Policy Paper

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