Community & Partnerships

We aim to build and steward partnerships with community organizations and groups, public health units, and other health system and social services organizations – especially those serving equity-deserving communities – to promote better health outcomes.

This is about where people live their lives; bridging the gap between academic medicine and the experiences of the people who use, seek or need health care services.

We don’t build bridges to community alone; we do so through community-led partnerships with trusted organizations that have long histories of community-embedded work.

We appreciate that each community has their own specific conditions and needs that must be considered and addressed in deep collaboration with those groups and with purpose-fit approaches.

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DFCM News

May 14, 2024
The University of Toronto marks Asian Heritage Month each May in recognition of Asian community contributions and experiences in Canada. Dr. Sydney Tam, a family and emergency physician and a lecturer in the department of family and community medicine, discusses her experiences with Temerty Medicine Community Connections and the health-care system.
May 10, 2024
Meet the administrative super-team who have spent a decade building Scarborough’s strong community-based family medicine residency program.
May 8, 2024
Nine DFCM faculty members have been recognized for their contributions to family medicine and excellence in research, teaching and professional activities.