Governance and Accountability

Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Our Commitment to Improving Governance and Accountability at the DFM

In an effort to clarify identified issues around compensation, accountability, fairness, transparency and expectations of faculty roles and responsibilities, the Department of Family Medicine is currently working to review and refresh our Department’s Governance and Accountability environment for all faculty members.

At the end of 2016, a review of the DFM compensation model was initiated by HealthIntelligence Inc. with a report on recommendations provided in March 2017. The results of this report revealed a need for the DFM to better define our roles and function, to update our governance structure and develop an accountability framework. Accordingly, three Working Groups and a Governance and Accountability Steering Committee were established to advise the process.

We want your input! As a faculty member, your thoughts and opinions are paramount to ensuring we develop a strong Governance and Accountability framework for the DFM. Over the next few months, we will be asking for your participation in this important process.

Have a question? Want to provide feedback? Use our Governance and Accountability Discussion Board!

Launch the Discussion Board

Important Upcoming Events

Date Event
September 21, 2017

FMAO Retreat. A progress report will be provided, with opportunity for feedback. Open to FMAO members.

October 14, 2017 DFM Faculty Retreat. A plenary session to provide a report on progress from the Steering Committee, and allow for feedback, will be included in Saturday’s agenda. Open to all faculty members.
November 3, 2017 DFM Consensus Meeting. The proposed Accountability and Governance Framework will be presented for review and approval. Open to all faculty members.

We value your feedback. Please ensure your voice is heard throughout this process and participate where possible.

If you have any questions, concerns or other feedback, please do not hesitate to contact Asiya Rolston at

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