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The ACFP is always looking for committed volunteers wanting to make a change and participate in the governance of the College and inform the programs and services we offer to our members. Committee members include members of the Board of Directors and Members at Large, and are mandated to carry out specified functions, programs, or projects assigned by the Board.

  • The Call for Board Member Nominations occurs in late August for three-year terms beginning the following March
  • The Call for Committee Member Nominations occurs in March for three-year terms beginning July 1st

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact our office at 780-488-2395 or

Governance Committees

Two committees have been designated by the Board to support its governance functions—Governance Advisory and Finance and Audit.

  • Governance Advisory Committee – is responsible for the annual recruitment of potential Board members, according to Board-stated needs, along with annual review and provision of recommendations for changes to organizational bylaws and updates to Board policies
  • Finance and Audit Committee – is a standing committee of the Board, with a membership of at least three, chaired by the Board Treasurer

Operational Committees

Operational Committees help the staff achieve objectives from a strategy level by drawing upon the ACFP’s membership. There are two core operational committeesCPD Advisory and Membership Advisory.

Education Committee


Member Engagement and Recognition Committee

My name is Smitha Yaltho and I feel privileged to work as a family physician. Why? I believe that being a family physician has been the best job any physician can hope to have. I have personally grown in my own abilities and skill-sets with diverse opportunities in ambulatory practice, acute care and work in Facility Living.  Working in primary care has been exciting and has also afforded me tremendous opportunities for growth while still remaining stimulating in its complexity.  I believe that Family physicians are trusted partners in patient care –  every step of the way. 

Why are you volunteering to serve on this committee?
I currently have an interest in Physician Leadership and  trauma informed care.  I have served as a director with the Board of Directors with the Edmonton North PCN, Edmonton’s largest PCN. Thereafter, I have worked as the Director of Medical Services with CapitalCare (also based in Edmonton) for almost 6 years. It is my express wish that my contribution on the ACFP board of directors will highlight the excellence of family medicine that exists right here and now within the Alberta health care system. 

What about the ACFP’s work do you find most valuable?
Ability to highlight and further support the excellence of primary care right here in Alberta.