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 value your feedback

If you have any questions, concerns or other feedback, please do not hesitate to contact Asiya Rolston.
[email protected]


The Department of Family Medicine is governed by policies of the Department, Faculty of Medicine and University of Ottawa.

Department of Family Medicine policies can be found on the Virtual Campus (FM Politiques et ressources | Policies and resources) and will be added here shortly. If you require assistance with accessing any DFM policies, please contact [email protected]