South Island Division of Family Practice

Mission and Strategic Plan


"Healthy family practices supporting healthy patient outcomes."

Strategic Plan


The South Island Division of Family Practice (SIDFP) is a not-for profit society led by and for family physicians practicing in the South Vancouver Island area. The Division provides strategic leadership that shifts cultures and systems to improve patient care and population health by:

  • Fostering Physician engagement and professional fulfillment and wellbeing
  • Influencing decisions that impact patients and primary care providers, leading to improved patient care delivery
  • Partnering to facilitate an effective and sustainable health system


Empowered family physicians engaged in meaningful change to health care delivery resulting in improved health, wellbeing, and satisfaction for physicians and patients.


The SIDFP is committed to building collaborative, respectful relationships with members, partners and stakeholders. We respond to local concerns through grassroots democratic action. Our work is driven by members’ needs, which we identify through ongoing and meaningful engagement, and exploration of both practice and research-based evidence. We strive to affect needed changes in our community and health system, and to responsibly steward public resources.

Our core values and guiding principles are the foundation on which we deliver our mission and attain our vision.


  • Collaboration
    We believe in respectful, mutually beneficial, and effective relationships and partnerships

  • Strategic Leadership
    We work strategically, and in an effective and efficient manner to shift cultures and systems to improve patient care and physician satisfaction

  • Physician Health
    We believe that physician health and well-being are necessary foundations for the provision of quality health care.

  • Accountability
    We believe in being fully accountable to members, partners, funders, and the community

  • Organizational Culture
    We value the unique contributions of individuals, welcome diversity of opinion in the best interest of the whole organization, and believe that action arising out of consensus is most likely to lead to mission attainment. We model a simple, effective organizational structure