Q: What is Membership at the CFD? How does it work?
A: Our membership program is for individuals engaged with health professions education. CFD membership includes special access to the CFD suite of programming and resources, discounts and many more benefits. Your membership with the CFD will strengthen and foster connection to our faculty development community. There are three types of membership available: General, Institutional, and CFD Faculty Membership.
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Q: What does membership include?
A: General Membership includes 2 free workshops, discounted rates on longitudinal programs, exclusive member events, communities of practice, and more.
CFD Faculty Membership includes all the benefits of General Membership, plus access to special appreciation and professional development events.
Institutional Membership includes all the perks of General Membership plus access to consultations with the Director of the CFD, discounts on additional and custom workshops, institutional logo featured on the CFD website, and the ability to promote institutional news and events through the CFD website, newsletter, and social media channels.
Q: How much does membership cost? How long does it last?
A: Membership is valid for the duration of one academic year (September 1 to June 30). General Membership for one academic year costs $90 per person. Unity Health Toronto staff, physician, learner, patient/family partners and/or UofT Temerty Faculty of Medicine learner, staff or faculty (including status only) will have their membership fees waived during checkout (please check appropriate affiliation box). CFD longitudinal program participants (3 months or longer), will be automatically enrolled as a General Member in the academic year following completion of the program. CFD Faculty Membership is free for individuals who teach in our programs. You will be automatically be enrolled in the CFD Faculty Membership category. Institutional Membership is sold in batches of 25 and costs $70 per person for one academic year.
Q: I work for an Institution that has purchased Institutional Membership for our faculty. How do I register?
A: Institutions that have purchased batches of membership for their faculty are provided with a private registration link specific to their organization. Contact the person responsible for professional development at your organization to request access to your institution’s registration link. If you encounter any difficulty, please contact email@example.com
Q: Is having a CFD Membership the same as having a CFD account?
A: No, a CFD Membership is not the same as a CFD account. However, in order to complete your CFD Membership registration you will be prompted to create a CFD account if you do not already have one. To register for a CFD General Membership and create your account click here.
Q: If I am a CFD Faculty Member, do I also need General Membership?
A: No, you have access to all of the perks of the General Membership category through your CFD Faculty Membership.
Q: I’m a faculty/learner within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at UofT. Do I have access to unlimited workshops?
A: When you sign up for a General Membership [free to Temerty Faculty of Medicine learner, staff or faculty (including status only)] you will have access to two free workshops within the academic year (September 1 to June 30), among other perks.
Q: I work/study at Unity Health Toronto. Do I have access to unlimited workshops?
A: When you sign up for a General Membership (free to Unity Health Toronto staff, physician, learner, patient/family partners) you will have access to two free workshops within the academic year (September 1 to June 30), among other perks.
Q: I work for a community-based organization, and we have limited access to faculty development/professional development funding. What do you suggest for me?
A: Contact the person responsible for professional development at your organization to determine if Institutional Membership would benefit your organization. Institutional Membership enables batch purchase of membership at a discounted rate which may make membership more accessible. For some of our programs, we also offer bursaries to enable greater access to programming by removing financial barriers.
Q: Do I get discounts for CFD longitudinal programs as part of my membership?
A: Yes, for all longitudinal programs that three months or longer. Visit our program pages to learn more about member rates for our programs. Please ensure you are an active member at the time of registration to take advantage of the discount. Please note: Member discounts do not apply to affiliated programs.
Q: Is becoming a "CFD Faculty Member" the same as having an academic appointment?
A: No. CFD Faculty Membership recognizes those who teach within our CFD programs. Of course we are happy for you to proudly share this membership status you hold at our Centre, but it is not the same as a faculty appointment at the university and does not follow the same requirements and accountabilities.
Q: I am already a faculty member at the the University of Toronto. Do I still need to become a "CFD faculty member"?
A: Being a CFD Faculty Member is a membership category that recognizes those who are actively teaching this academic year within our program. This is independent of holding an faculty academic appointment at the University. If you do not teach this year at the CFD in our programs, you should consider our General membership category for signing up.