AFMC is the academic partnership of Canada’s faculties of medicine. Through our collective leadership and advocacy, we will achieve excellence in education, research and care for the health of all Canadians.
The legacy of AFMC is built on the commitment of our faculties of medicine to serving the needs of Canadians, to leading innovation in medical education and health research.
Through our collective leadership and advocacy, we achieve excellence in education, research, and social accountability for the health of all Canadians.
We collaboratively lead and deliver a highly responsive system of medical education and research aligned with the health needs of all Canadians driven by the highest standers of quality, excellence, and social accountability.
AFMC consulted with the academic medicine community, our committees, networks and working groups to build our 2021-2023 strategic plan. We look forward to advancing this new strategic plan and engaging our entire academic medicine community.
Our values guide and define how we approach our work.
We view collaboration as both a process and outcome that engages different perspectives and involves partnerships between organizations, professions, and individuals.
We work with, and actively listen to our members, communities and partners to shape and develop meaningful solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.
We embrace inclusive and respectful treatment of all people and their differences. We create values from diversity of ideas, culture, and language.
We encourage the creation of new knowledge, strive to continuously improve, and implement change that makes a positive difference.
We are open, honest, ethical, and fair. Building trust-based relationships builds a better AFMC.
Founded in 1943, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) represents Canada’s 17 faculties of medicine and is the voice of academic medicine in this country. Our member faculties graduate over 2,700 MDs per year; teach over 11,500 undergraduate medical students; train over 15,000 postgraduate trainees; employ nearly 48,000 full and part-time faculty members and undertake over 3 billion dollars of biomedical and health care research annually.
AFMC is a registered charity that works to represent and support the mandates of our medical faculties – research, medical education and clinical care. Our advocacy initiatives are tailored to keeping these issues high on the federal government’s agenda and ensure that Canada’s faculties of medicine serve as important resources to decision-makers in this country.
AFMC is governed by the Board of Directors, comprised of the Deans of the 17 Faculties of Medicine and up to 4 public members.
Dean of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Chair of the AFMC Board
Dean of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Dean, Faculté de médecine, Université Laval
Dean, Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Université de Sherbrooke
Dean, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University
Dean and Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Dean & Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Dean, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
President, Vice-Chancellor, Dean and CEO of NOSM University
Vice-Provost (Health Sciences) and Distinguished Professor, Dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Dean, Max Rady College of Medicine
Dean, University of Saskatchewan
Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Dean, Cumming School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Vice-President, Health, University of British Columbia
Anne McFarlane is a retired civil servant and former Vice-President with the Canadian Institute for Health Information. She sits on the Boards of the Vancouver Island Health Authority and Canadian Blood Services. Anne has previously been a Board Member of Providence Healthcare in Vancouver and the Michael Smith Foundation.
Brent Norton is an accomplished business leader with experience across several successful enterprises which have achieved significant product sales, returns for investors and positively impacted hundreds of thousands of lives. He has been an active member of several boards of directors and an active volunteer.
Kaylynn Purdy completed her medical education at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is currently an adult neurology resident at the University of Alberta and health policy student at Stanford University. She is formerly a member of the CFMS Board, CaRMS Board, and Professional Association of Residents of Alberta Board.
Dr. Foluke Laosebikan is a Solicitor from Melfort, Saskatchewan, where she founded her own legal practice, FLK Law Firm. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1995 and to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2011. Originally from Nigeria, Dr. Laosebikan immigrated to Canada in 2004. Since then, she has been a dedicated volunteer, sitting on the board of directors of Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan for several years and on the Board of the Law Society of Saskatchewan where she has served as a Bencher since 2017 and has participated in and chaired various committees.
The AFMC Committees and Networks provide guidance in all facets of academic medicine. They bring together representatives from across all faculties of medicine and provide national guidance on a wide range of topics.
University of Calgary • University of Toronto • Université de Sherbrooke • Queen’s University • University of Ottawa • University of Manitoba • Université de Laval • Memorial University of Newfoundland • University of Alberta • University of Saskatchewan • Université de Montréal • NOSM University • McMaster University • McGill University • University of British Columbia • Dalhousie University • Western University