COVID-19 Community of Practice

DFCM and OCFP logoWe 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.

Approximately once a month, practicing family physicians share their perspectives on COVID-related topics in one-hour long interactive webinars. Each session is recorded and shared after the event.

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).

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 1 Mainpro+ credits.The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physician includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+ credits, for up to a total of 18 credits.

Next event: Friday, January 22, 2021 

The COVID-19 vaccine: sharing best practices and answering your questions

Please join us for the fifteenth in our series 'Changing the way we work' on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 8:00-9:00am (ET). We continue our conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine with a different set of panelists. We’ll be discussing COVID-19 vaccine rollout including innovative community-based models for vaccinating high-risk groups. Most importantly, we’ll be answering the questions you have about the vaccine.


  • Dr. Daniel Warshafsky, Senior Medical Consultant at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Thuy-nga (Tia) Pham, Family Physician, South East Toronto Family Health Team, Toronto, ON
  • Ms. Mae Katt, Nurse Practitioner, Temagami First Nation and Lead, Nishnawbe Aski Nation COVID-19 Task Force, Thunder Bay, ON


  • Dr. David Kaplan, Family Physician, North York Family Health Team and Chief, Clinical Quality, Ontario Health, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Liz Muggah, OCFP President, Family Physician, Bruyère Family Health Team, Ottawa, ON


  • Dr. Tara Kiran, Fidani Chair, Improvement and Innovation, Department of Family & Community Medicine, U of T, and 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 self learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+® credits. This program is part of a series that has been certified for up to 18 Mainpro+® credits.

View Past Community of Practice Sessions

Upcoming Sessions

Please see the DFCM events page for upcoming sessions.