Strategic Plan 2018-2020


Objectives 2018/19


Stakeholder engagement

The College is committed to sharing information and consulting widely with stakeholders on matters of mutual interest and importance.


Practice standards are clear, unambiguous and registrants are able to operationalize them in day-to-day practice.

We achieve this by:
Consulting with registrants during the development of new and revised practice standards to understand their perspectives and input on specific topics and ideas.

Information about the College and its practice standards is relevant, clear and easy for the public to access and understand.

We achieve this by:
Consulting with the public to ensure they are aware of, informed of, and have input into practice standards and other regulatory matters that affect them.

Continuous quality improvement

The College is committed to assessing and reflecting on its regulatory work with a focus on continuous improvement in its processes with measurable outcomes.


The board and statutory committees implement leading practices to ensure
effective governance in the public interest.

We achieve this by:
Undertaking a governance review.

Physicians are able to understand their practices, as well as opportunities for improvement, and develop their own continuing professional development plans to improve their practice.

We achieve this by:
Working to ensure that physicians are provided with relevant data from sources such as PharmaNet, as well as their own EMR, to be able to assess their own practice.

Regulatory innovation

The College is agile, open and willing to change as necessary, and able to anticipate and respond to external forces and future context. The College uses data to make informed strategic decisions about change in order to enhance its regulatory impact.


Potentially unsafe prescribing practices are identified and addressed effectively.

We achieve this by:
Establishing a provincial prescription monitoring program.

At-risk physicians are identified earlier and agencies are able to provide appropriate supports.

We achieve this by:
Working with other health partners and the Ministry of Health to revise provincial legislation (e.g. Health Professions Act, Public Health Act, Hospital Act) to improve information sharing between agencies.