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Global Health and Social Accountability

DFCM’s Global Health and Social Accountability Program builds on the widely recognized excellence of family medicine in Canada to advance equity and address the health-related needs of those, in Canada and abroad, made vulnerable by adverse social determinants of health and their inequitable structural underpinnings.

About our program

Through sustainable relationships, we teach and learn alongside partners from Canada and across the globe, to strengthen family medicine and primary care, and advance health equity.

Key themes

Examining our practices and structures to build a culture of deep and meaningful commitment to social accountability.

Working to better understand and create anti-racist and anti-oppressive spaces for colleagues, learners and patients.

Integrating social accountability for climate change and health through education, advocacy, scholarship and health system improvements.

WHO Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care

DFCM is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. The Centre is the first of its kind in the world to have a specific focus on family medicine, and one of few in the world with a focus on primary care and primary health care.

Learn more about our work with WHO

Jan 5, 2022
On May 6, 2022, the virtual DFCM Conference will focus on the theme ‘Better together: Shaping the future of family medicine’. Got a story to tell or a project to share? Consider submitting this in the form of a workshop or poster by February 14, 2022. 
Dec 16, 2021
Throughout the pandemic, you – family doctors, residents, students, primary care providers, researchers, educators, advocates, leaders and support staff – have achieved incredible things. I cannot thank you enough for the ways in which you make our department and our discipline proud, and I know your colleagues, learners and patients would say the same. 
Dec 9, 2021
Authored by nearly 100 family doctors and primary care providers, the 2021 University of Toronto Family Medicine Report features stories, reflections and anecdotes that represent some of the incredible work happening in family medicine and primary care in Toronto and beyond.