Welcome to the Vancouver Division of Family Practice

The Vancouver Division of Family Practice is a not-for-profit society funded by the Government of British Columbia and Doctors of BC, and works in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, British Columbia Ministry of Health, Providence Health Care, and other community organizations.  Our mission is to improve the primary care system in Vancouver for the benefit of our patients and members alike.

As the largest provincial division, membership of more than 1,000 family doctors represents 92% of the practicing family doctors in Vancouver and 20% of physicians in the province.


As a member-driven organization we'd like to hear your ideas, suggestions or comments about the work of your Division. Your input helps guide the Division to ensure that we are working on behalf of our physician members and providing meaningful and positive support in the areas most important to you. Your feedback and involvement are greatly appreciated.



What's new at the Vancouver Division


Vancouver Division Q&A- in response to your feedback

Thank you to members for sharing your comments about the work of the Vancouver Division. More than likely the thoughts of one physician are similar amongst our membership. We look forward to creating an open dialogue in response to your questions.  

Ongoing discussion around primary care in Vancouver and the work of your Division is important to us. We hope this first Q&A helps answer your questions around primary care system change, though we realize the depth of the work, and encourage your continued feedback. We look forward to expanding on this Q&A to keep you informed on areas important to members. 

Click here to view the Vancouver Division Q&A


Call out for new Vancouver Division committee members

Our Maternity Care, Mental Health and Addictions, and Membership Committees are seeking new committee members. This is a great opportunity to share your skills, expertise, and perspectives to better primary care and take on a leadership role within the Division. Because committees aim to be reflective of our broad membership, we encourage all interested members to consider the opportunity, and particularly new-to-practice FPs and physicians who have a FFS practice in the community. The application deadline is Monday, June 10th at 9:00am PT! For information on the opportunities and how to apply click here, or contact with questions. 


IMG and retiring FP matching program

Planning to retire Summer/Fall of 2020? Are you interested in having a new physician take over your practice? The Division is working with Vancouver Coastal Health to arrange for two IMG Return of Service contracts to be served within soon-to-be retiring practices in Vancouver. Please click here to learn more about which practices are eligible and how to apply. Applications are due June 14th. For more information contact Jessica Harle.


CBT Skills Group Program: New program capacity

Six new Vancouver CBT Skills Group Programs are starting now through end of June, with patient spots available. This 8-week psycho-education program is for patients with low to moderate severity of anxiety and depression, as well as other lower acuity mental health diagnoses. Referral information can be found on Pathways. For more information contact Justin Ho.

Read here about the program in the GPSC column, May issue of BCMJ 


Vancouver Division Access to Telephone Interpreting Services

Vancouver Division has signed up for members to access on-demand phone interpreting services as part of the Provincial Language Service’s pilot project.  The services are voluntary and at no cost to you. Click here for more information.  Click here to visit the PHSA webpage about PLS. 


Upcoming Vancouver Division Events

June 19: Gender Affirming Primary Care Training 
Family physicians interested in providing primary care to transgender patients are invited to a training session hosted by Prism Services, VCH Trans Specialty Care, Trans Care BC and the Vancouver Division. The goal of this session is to better equip you to support current/future transgender patients in your practice. Information on receiving preceptorship and office staff training will be provided. There is no fee to register but registration is required, dinner provided.