The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) was founded in 2002 as a partnership between St. Michael's Hospital (now known as Unity Health Toronto) and the University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine. It is positioned as an Extra-Departmental Unit within UofT.
At the CFD we are committed to supporting health professionals in their multiple education roles and activities – including teaching, academic leadership, scholarship and advocacy. We offer flexible and adaptable programming that is responsive to emerging needs, facilitates communities and networking, and supports capacity building across the system.
More specifically our offerings include longitudinal programs, individual workshops, curated lists of resources, and faculty development consultations with local, national and international partners.
We view faculty development as education knowledge mobilization, enabling bidrectional knowledge sharing between education scholarship practices and basic education research.
Vision: Creating transformative learning and discovery environments today. Revolutionizing healthcare tomorrow.
Mission: Together, with our community of educators, learners, leaders, scholars and advocates, we will transform health professions education by creating exceptional programming, nurturing inclusive partnerships, mobilizing knowledge and reimagining our system.
Values: Collaborative · Reflexive · Inclusive · Innovative · Courageous
Our values represent the culture, norms, and attitudes that we want to see reflected throughout our work, workplace and learning environments. Together, we will live these values through our actions, interactions and collective work.
The CFD has 10-15 program or project committees active any given time. Our core committees are: Governance Committee and Executive Council.
This committee is advisory to the CFD Director and the CFD Executive Council. The committee has the responsibility for oversight of the unit’s accountability and monitoring the quality of the educational and research activities of the Centre.
This is accomplished by:
The Executive Council is responsible for overseeing matters of day-to-day success of the CFD.
This is accomplished by:
Each year, the CFD produces program brochures and reports to apprize learners, teachers and colleagues of new projects, milestones and outcomes. Please feel free to review, circulate and share any of these documents.