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 Walk With the Docs 2018 - Advancing Family Medicine Globally!


Family Medicine Forum
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Join us in making history towards a global movement in accessible, high-quality family medicine for all!

Our second annual Walk With the Docs — Advancing Family Medicine Globally supports the College of Family Physicians of Canada's (CFPC) Besrour Centre, a hub of international collaboration that brings what the CFPC is best at, excellence in family medicine, to 400 million people around the world who don't have access to primary health care.

We know that people have better health outcomes where family medicine is well established, and that strong primary care is especially beneficial to vulnerable communities. As a wealth country, Canada has a calling to participate in advancing health care worldwide. As the voice of family medicine in Canada, the CFPC is the best organization to take the lead.

Doctors in developing countries do not have access to the resources and support for providing care that are available in Canada. We must extend all Canadian family physicians' shared values of sustainability and equity to the global community, and bring our knowledge, resources, and passion to nations that need our help the most. This is our chance to be an international leader in establishing successful and sustainable primary care around the world. 

Canada is a recognized leader in training and delivering family medicine, and is a vlaued collaborative partner by countries that need our help establishing strong, successful, and supported primary care systems. The Besrour Centre will leverage this leadership to create meaningful global impact through three areas of focus:

  1. Research and quality improvement — The Centre will generate and share knowledge to strengthen health systems globally.
  2. Transformative partnerships — The Centre will engage both Canadian and international stakeholders to advocate for the common goal of robust family medicine worldwide. 
  3. Advancing medical education and training — The Centre will play a leading role in developing the careers of young and emerging family medicine leaders in Canada and around the world. 

For more information about the ongoing work of the Besrour Centre, please visit

Your pledges and participation support family medicine as crucial to good health in Canada and beyond! 

Participants have a chance to win either a Starbucks or Indigo gift card valued at $50! 

Participate as:

  • An individual — Come out and enjoy some exercise while supporting the advancement of family medicine worldwide!
  • A team — Demonstrate your support by encouraging family, friends, and colleagues to form a team.
  • A Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) team — Every FMIG across Canada is encouraged to form a team—the FMIG team that raises the most in pledges receives a trophy, $1,000 to put toward a FMIG initiative, and team jackets!

With your help, we can achieve our goal of $30,000 in pledges, so start collecting today!


  • The walk takes place in conjunction with the CFPC's Family Medicine Forum. Everyone is welcome to participate—bring your family, friends, and children.
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd. 
  • Refuel: A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided to all participants at the Fairmont Royal York following the completion of the route.

Entrance fees:

  • $25 for adults (children and students are free)
  • No tax receipts are issued for entrance fees
  • Entrance fees will be waived for those who collect $200 or more in pledges!


  • We encourage all participants to strive to collect $200 or more in pledges!
  • Tax receipts will be issued for pledges of $25 or more
  • Proceeds help support the advancement of family medicine on a global scale through the Besrour Centre, a CFPC priority initiative 

Prize details:

  • Win a $50 Starbucks gift card or a $100 Cineplex gift card!
  • Draw one — Any individual who registers for the walk by September 28, 2018 (11:59 p.m. ET), will automatically be entered
  • Draw two — Any individual who registers and raises $200 or more in pledges by October 26, 2018 (11:59 p.m. ET), will automatically be entered
  • The draws take place at the continental breakfast that follows the Walk on Saturday, November 17, 2018  

Remember, if you can't join the walk, you can still contribute with a donation!

Lace up your shoes and show your support. Help cultivate family medicine as crucial to good health in Canada, and beyond!
See you bright and early on Saturday, November 17th!

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine advances excellence in research, education, and service in family medicine through philanthropy.

Charitable registration number is 88828 8669.      

Date & Time: Nov 17, 2018 07:00 AM to
Nov 17, 2018 08:00 AM
[America/Montreal UTC -5]
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building
222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto ON
Registration Closes: Nov 17, 2018 06:45 AM


Valerie Molloy
(905) 629-0900 ext. 540
Top Fundraisers
1. Ahila Karunanithy
2. Lauren Baker
3. Elyse Epp
4. Jillian McCarthy
5. Jennifer Hall
Top Teams
1. Memorial University of Newfoundland FMIG
2. University of Manitoba FMIG
3. University of Toronto Medical Students
4. University of Alberta FMIG

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