Communication Statements

Communication Statements on the relationship between CFPC, CAPA and PACCC

Below you will find a few general communication statements that you can use when speaking about the relationship between the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) and the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACCC).  Our intent, in providing these pre-approved statements, is to give our members talking points that may be used in any setting where discussion about the working relationship between our agencies may arise, such as during public or regional meetings or local presentations.  Our plan is to add more detail to these communication statements as the year proceeds, and we welcome your feedback in that regard.

  1. The Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACCC) values the relationship with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The CFPC has been a member of PACCC since 2009.
  1. The Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) and the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACCC) are pleased to announce the establishment of a contract with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) to validate and track Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for (CAPA) members.
  1. The Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) and the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACCC) benefit from the experience and expertise of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) with respect to accreditation of programs and, validation and tracking of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.
  1. Canadian Certified Physician Assistants (CCPAs) embrace the value of maintaining clinical competency. Evidence of this commitment is the participation in a mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. The ability of the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACCC) to validate and track CPD credits has been enhanced through the signing of a contract with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in June 2011. As a result of this contract, Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) members have the means to record and demonstrate their participation in high quality continuing professional education activities.