One Day. Many Stories: A Spotlight on World Family Doctor Day 2021

For World Family Doctor Day, we’ve created this space to share stories and spotlight family physicians: their compassion, and their powerful contributions to patients and families across the province. Find out how family doctors are making a difference in the communities they support—including yours.


These anecdotes are just a few examples of Ontario’s 15,000 family doctors who have stepped up in innovative ways for their patients and communities–and, in these unpredictable times, showed incredible resilience.

Transforming Care with Creativity and Innovation

Health care continues to transform dramatically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The way family physicians deliver patient care has been overhauled by the need to comply with public health orders, curb the spread, and widely distribute vaccines. We provide a closer look at how family physicians are managing the changes.

Educating Beyond the Clinic

In a public health crisis, knowledge is not only power—it’s also health and safety. We shine a spotlight on the family physicians who have made it their mission, and their second job, to keep the public informed.

Making a Big Difference

Canada’s biggest cities are often seen as a barometer for how the country is faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. But across Ontario, smaller communities are facing the same threats. These stories outline some of the ways family physicians in these areas have stepped up to the challenges.

Leading the Way Through Crisis

Across Ontario, family physicians have been going above and beyond to provide care for their patients in the midst of a global pandemic. Whether finding ways to keep vital services open for society’s most vulnerable or stepping into the media spotlight to share insights about the vaccination process, here are just some of their inspiring stories.