COVID-19 Community of Practice

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We have all had to change the way we work in response to COVID-19. Keeping up with new guidance, responding to the changing environment, and navigating uncertainty has become the new normal and at times can be overwhelming. The COVID-19 Community of Practice is a space for family physicians across Ontario to connect and learn from each other during this challenging time.

Every 2 to 3 weeks, hear updates from experts on the latest COVID evidence and policy and connect with fellow family physicians on practical ways to innovate and address COVID challenges on the ground. Sessions are highly interactive and designed based on attendee questions. Each session is recorded and shared after the event along with the session slides, resources, and FAQ.

This COVID-19 Community of Practice is a joint initiative from the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP).

The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physicians is a one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program that has been certified for up to a total of 32 credits.

Next session: July 8, 2022

Please join us for the 47th in our series 'Changing the way we work' on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 7:55-9:15am. At our last session before we break for the summer, we will be taking stock of where we are with COVID-19 and what we might expect come the fall. We’ll discuss available evidence on the COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5 years. We will also reflect on the steps we can take to support an equitable COVID-19 recovery, particularly for our Indigenous population. As always, please submit your questions at registration!


Dr. Amy Montour, Palliative Care Physician, Six Nations of the Grand River, ON Dr. Fahad Razak, General Internist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON and Scientific Director of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table Dr. Jeffrey Pernica, Head of the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON and Co-Chair of the Ontario Immunization Advisory Committee
Dr. Liz Muggah, OCFP President, Family Physician, Bruyère Family Health Team, Ottawa, ON & Dr. David Kaplan, Family Physician, North York Family Health Team and Vice President, Quality, Ontario Health, Toronto, ON
Dr. Tara Kiran, Fidani Chair of Improvement and Innovation, University of Toronto and Family Physician, St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team, Toronto, ON


Self-learning program

As of January 2021, the COVID-19 CoP session materials, including recordings, tools, and resources are available as self-learning modules. 

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 80 credits

Access past sessions and the self-learning module 



Confused about COVID?

Confused about COVID?

DFCM and the Ontario College of Family Physicians have developed the 'Confused about COVID' series, where trusted family doctors answer common patient questions.