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  • 21-Mar-2020 1:40 PM | Anonymous

    Press Release - March 21, 2020.

    The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) & the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)
    Press Release: Rural Emergency Departments & COVID19 

    If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Christina Bova at 613-523-3343 x17 (office), or email at

  • 16-Oct-2019 1:39 PM | Anonymous

    News Release  -   October 16, 2019

    Here is a joint release from the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada and the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada. The release highlights the lack of attention paid to the health of Indigenous people of Canada during the current election period. It calls on all parties to address the systemic challenges resulting in poor health outcomes for this population.

    News Release re Indigenous health in Canada requires stronger commitment ENG (Oct 16 19).pdf

    Dr. Paul Sawchuk
    College of Family Physicians of Canada
    Dr. Margaret Tromp
    Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
    Dr. Nel Wieman
    Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada

  • 25-Sep-2019 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    News Release  -  September 25, 2019

    National Leading Health and Education Organizations Calling for Improved Access to Rural Health Care Close to Home as a Priority for Canada
    Joint Statement


    News Release  -  September 19, 2019

    OTTAWA –  As we are weeks away from a federal election, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SPRC) is calling on all politicians to answer to rural and Indigenous populations to making access to health care close to home a priority for Canadians living in rural communities.

    SRPC Press Release

  • 21-Aug-2019 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    Aug 21, 2019
    Progress Made in the Rural Road Map Implementation

    Emerging Rural Health Care - The Time to Act is Now.

    The Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC) has made significant progress raising awareness across Canada
    about the need for improved access to rural health care close to home, as highlighted in the attached update. Emerging
    collaborative efforts have been made with the RRMIC and allied organizations.
    Read the full update below.

    August 2019 RRMIC UPDATE

    April 2019 RRMIC UPDATE

  • 06-Jun-2018 1:31 PM | Anonymous

    June 06, 2018 - The SRPC released the following joint statement with the CFPC and OCFP today

    REVISED - CPSO policy

    (Revised Issued June 18, 2018)

    SRPC/CFPC/OCFP Joint Statement

    June 12, 2018 - CAEP issued a press release and a statement expressing concern about the CPSO Policy "Expectations Physicians not Certified in Emergency Medicine Intending to Include Emergency Medicine as a Part of their Rural Practice Changing Scope of Practice Process."  The SRPC supports this statement and looks forward to continued collaboration with CAEP to ensure that rural Canadians receive optimal emergency care.

    CAEP Statement

    Margaret Tromp
    SRPC President

  • 15-Sep-2012 1:27 PM | Anonymous

    Fall 2012

    This joint position paper has been prepared by the Joint Position Paper Working Group and approved by the Canadian Association of Midwives, the  Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health  Nurses, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada.
    Correspondence to: Kate Miller;

    A review of the current literature on issues of maternity care relevant to rural populations underpins 14 recommendations prepared and approved by 5 national physician, midwifery and nursing organizations. This review and these recommendations are intended to help rural obstetric care providers to continue to provide quality care for women in their communities.

    Joint Statement

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