Mission Statement, Values and Strategic Goals

Mission Statement

AFMC is the academic partnership of Canada’s faculties of medicine. Through our collective leadership, expertise and advocacy, we will achieve excellence in education, research and care for the health of all Canadians.



To achieve excellence in all its endeavours, AFMC will apply innovation, ingenuity, creativity, inquiry, discovery, and continuous quality improvement.


AFMC embraces differences amongst people and respectfully creates value from diversity of ideas, culture and language.


For AFMC, collaboration is both a process and outcome that engages different perspectives and involves partnerships between organizations, professions and individuals.

Strategic Goals

  1. To support Canadian faculties of medicine and their faculty members, staff and learners.
  2. To be a recognized national and international leader in educating the health workforce and a leading national advocate and knowledge resource for health education.
  3. To be a recognized leader in academic medicine, who by working effectively with our partners, drives excellence and innovation in research to improve health. 
  4. To ensure that academic medicine continues to be integrated throughout health systems.