2021 Recipient: Dr. Joan Salah, CCFP


Watch for updates regarding our Award Celebration on 22 October, 2021.

Click on a link to download the nomination form:
Award of Excellence
Nova Scotia’s Family Physician of the Year
Dr. Charles & Mrs. Jean Gass Lifetime Achievement Award


Kaleidoscope by Sue Rioux Designs


About the FPoY Award:

Each year at the Awards Banquet & Celebration of Family Medicine, Nova Scotia’s Family Physician of the Year is presented with a kaleidoscope.

The kaleidoscope is a visual representation of the dynamic specialty of family medicine. Like a kaleidoscope, family medicine offers an unpredictable allure that is constantly flowing and transforming.






Nova Scotia’s Family Physician of the Year

Nova Scotia’s Family Physician of the Year award recognizes outstanding NSCFP family physician members who exemplify what it means to be a family doctor: exceptional care to patients and contributing to the health and well-being of the community.
A family physician may be nominated by their peers for:
  • Providing exceptional care to their patients
  • Making meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of their communities
  • Dedicating themselves as researchers and educators of future generations of family doctors
Exemplifying the four principles of family medicine, they must:
  • Be skilled clinicians
  • Be community based
  • Act as a resource to a practice population
  • Recognize the central importance of the doctor-patient relationship
All CFPC members are invited to submit nominations for Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year. Health care colleagues, community leaders, and patients are encouraged to submit letters of support for this nomination.