North Shore Division of Family Practice

Vision and Mission


About the North Shore Division


The North Shore Division of Family Practice (NSDFP) is a local non-profit society that is part of a province-wide initiative designed to improve patient care, increase family physician influence on healthcare delivery and design, and enhance professional satisfaction for physicians. The NSDFP has over 250 physician members and is led by a Board of Directors, and works in collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Doctors of BC (DoBC), BC's Ministry of Health (MoH), and community organizations. 


Our Vision

Optimize the health of the North Shore population.


Our Mission

  • Promote the centrality of primary care.
  • Develop and support excellent primary care.
  • Improve the well-being of family physicians.


Strategic Objectives

Member Support: Create a vibrant family physician community by supporting physicians and their practices and enhancing their influence in healthcare.

Healthcare Initiatives: Improve patient care with a focus on priority populations through innovation and collaboration amongst family physicians, and between family physicians and other healthcare providers.

Primary Care Networks: Develop integrated, multi-disciplinary, team-based, primary care networks to support family physicians and their patients.