Department of Family & Community Medicine

Ways to Give

In celebration of our 50th year, we hope to grow the philanthropic support for our department by exploring new opportunities for our alumni, faculty and community supporters to invest in our students and to support the unique and collaborative research and education innovations of our faculty. This is one of the ways we can ensure DFCM’s continued success into the future, and lead continuous improvements in the care provided to our patients and communities around the world. 

Read more about these awards below or click here to make your gift now.

DFCM 50th Anniversary Dr. Reg L. Perkin Undergraduate Award

Dr. Reginald Perkin was the first Chair with the Department of Family and Community Medicine when it was founded in 1969. The Dr. Reg L. Perkin Undergraduate Award will be awarded to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Medicine in the final year of the MD Program who has demonstrated excellence in and intent to specialize in Family and Community Medicine. 

DFCM 50th Anniversary Dr. Lynn Wilson Graduate Award

The Dr. Lynn Wilson Graduate Award will assist a family medicine resident or a recent graduate of our residency program who is enrolled in one of our graduate degrees and demonstrates excellence in the study and scholarship of family medicine, to further pursue their graduate studies.

DFCM 50th Anniversary Catalyst Grant

The DFCM 50th Anniversary Catalyst Grant will provide seed funding for innovative ideas that include prevention and treatment, clinical care, policy research, and education research. The hope is that these grants will lead to future changes in teaching, policy and clinical care relating to family medicine.

DFCM 50th Anniversary International Lecture

The DFCM 50th Anniversary International Lecture will be held each year and will be delivered by a global leader in our discipline.

The Dr. Samuel Leitenberg Award for the Humanitarian Practice of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Leitenberg was a humanitarian in the deepest sense of that word – respected and loved for his clinical expertise, compassion, humility, and unwavering commitment to patient care. The Dr. Samuel Leitenberg Award for the Humanitarian Practice of Family and Community Medicine has been established by family, friends, and colleagues to honour his life’s work and to inspire future family physicians.

The W. Gifford-Jones Professorship in Pain Control and Palliative Care

Established in 1998, the professorship was established to provide innovative research and education in palliative care. The purpose of the professorship was to focus on creating a clinical experience in the alleviation of pain in terminally ill patients.

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Support Family Medicine and Primary Care

The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) continues to grow – expanding to address Canada’s chronic shortage of Family Physicians. We need your support to continue to provide our residents and faculty with superior training and support to create the best family physicians in our country.

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Please contact Jennifer Drouillard Duce or call 647-526-4036 to learn more.

Thank You to all of our supporters! Your gift makes a difference.