This afternoon’s BCCFP Annual General Meeting (AGM) provided an opportunity to report back on the highlights of 2018/19 and introduce the BCCFP Directors that will serve members in the coming year.
Declaration of Commitment
Earlier today, our Chapter made an important commitment to the health of First Nations and Indigenous populations in our province. Together with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), the BCCFP took part in a special ceremony to sign a Declaration of Commitment, a signal of our shared intention to advance Cultural Safety and Humility among family physicians who are involved in the delivery of health services to First Nations and Indigenous populations in BC. Our thanks to all who took part in the signing ceremony.
Pictured below (from left) are: Te’ta-in Shane Pointe, FNHA knowledge keeper and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) elder; Dr. Terri Aldred, BCCFP director; Toby Achtman, BCCFP executive director; Dr. Francine Lemire, CFPC executive director & CEO; Dr. Jeanette Boyd, BCCFP president; Dr. Evan Adams, FNHA chief medical officer, and Dr. Rebekah Eatmon, co-chief resident of the Indigenous Family Medicine Program.
Thanks to all our members who voted in the October Board election. We are pleased to introduce four new and four returning Directors. New to the Board are: Drs. Katherine Bell, Dan Horvat, Alicia Pawluk and Sean Wachtel. Drs. Marjorie Docherty, David May, Anthon Meyer and Christine Singh were re-elected.
Our thanks to Drs. Brenda Huff, Lilah Rossi, Nardia Strydom and Maryam Zeineddin who are leaving the Board. You can learn about all of the Directors on the 2019/20 Board here.
In early 2018, the BCCFP Board approved a two-year pilot that provided the opportunity for the Nominating Committee to recommend a collective of candidates that together have the skills and experience that most closely fulfill the organization’s needs and is reflective of the diversity of our membership. The BCCFP is committed to reviewing and improving our nomination and election process, and the Nominating Committee will be meeting soon to evaluate the impact of the pilot and consider feedback.
To learn more about the work of the BCCFP over the past year, please read our 2018/19 annual report.
BC Family Physician of the Year
Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Textor from Prince George who will be honoured with the CFPC Reg. L. Perkin Award, together with the family physicians of the year from across the country, at tonight’s Family Medicine Forum Awards Gala.