Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 1:40 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
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181, rue Richelieu
La Malbaie
Charlevoix, QC G5A 1X7

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Ontario College of Family Physicians 

Chantelle Sukhu, CPD Coordinator
416-867-9646 ext. 19


Treating Poverty: A Workshop for Family Physicians

Continuing Medical Education - Mainpro-C Workshop

Workshop Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 

Registration Deadline: April 14, 2016


Dr. Samantha Green  (Read bio) and Dr. Amanda Hey (Read bio)

Workshop: 1:40 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Program Description:

Poverty represents a significant and reversible risk factor for poor health. This half-day workshop is offered to family physicians practising in Ontario, with the goal of teaching a simple three-step approach to intervening in patients’ poverty through the development of relevant clinical skills and a deeper understanding of the federal and provincial income security systems and related resources. In this interactive workshop, participants will develop, analyze and put into practice an approach to income security benefits-based interventions into poverty as a risk to the health of individual family practice patients

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Explore a simple three-step approach to intervening into individual patients’ poverty in a primary-care setting
  • Develop an understanding of the Ontario and Canadian income security systems, including benefits for children, working-age adults, people with disabilities and seniors
  • Learn about three accessible, user-friendly web-based resources that can be used to navigate income support systems in clinical practice and become familiar them with one such resource: Canada Benefits
  • Employ and analyze a critical approach to income security programs that require direct physician input through an in-depth exploration of the Ontario Disability Support Program

FEE: $350.00 (Plus HST)

Please note that on-site registration will not be permitted.

This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is accredited for 3.5 CFPC Mainpro-C Credits.

The OCFP reserves the right to cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient advance registration. In the event of a cancellation made by the OCFP, a full refund will be given to the registrants. However, the OCFP cannot accept responsibility for out-of-pocket expenses due to cancellation of a session. Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the date of the event will be refunded, less a 25% administration fee. No refunds will be provided after this deadline.