2021 NSCFP Award Nominations are Now Open!

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


Due to COVID-19 we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person  2020 Award Celebration. 

The Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians (NSCFP) congratulates all Family Physicians in Nova Scotia on winning the 2020 Award of Excellence!

The Board of Directors decided to give the 2020 Award of Excellence to all family physicians of Nova Scotia. This decision was to express our gratitude for your hard work and to recognize your daily dedication to Nova Scotians, especially during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.


 Our 2019-20 Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians’ Family Physician of the Year

Dr. Glenn Gracie, CCFP

The Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians is pleased to announce Dr. Glenn Gracie as the recipient of the 2019-20 Nova Scotia Family Physician of the Year Award.

A founding member of the Sydney Family Practice Centre in 1974, Dr. Glenn Gracie has a comprehensive family medicine practice that includes obstetrics, hospital in-patient care, walk-in care, home care, and nursing home care. Supremely dedicated to his patients and to his colleagues, he has a reputation for always making himself available for impromptu appointments and consultations.

Dr. Gracie is regarded as highly skilled, dependable, and compassionate by his peers and patients, in addition to being described as a true country doctor. His community adores him and he is often seen grieving with, rejoicing with, and providing counselling to his patients.

As a leader, he has mentored and trained many medical students, residents, and international medical graduates in rural family medicine. Generations of physicians have benefited from his invaluable experience, wisdom, and support. Dr. Gracie is being recognized for more than 45 years of service to his community and patients and for his overall contributions to family medicine.

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.