The QPHP is an independent non-profit organization. It is mainly funded through grants, partner contributions and proceeds from the Foundation’s fundraising activities.
The Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec, the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec and the Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec individually negotiate with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux for a grant earmarked for the QPHP within their budget allowance.
Some of the QPHP’s partner organizations choose to contribute funds collected through their membership fees. The amount of this contribution is set at the discretion of each organization and varies from year to year.
The QPHP Foundation secures a key portion of the QPHP’s revenue through donations it receives, particularly from fundraising events.
Why are counselling services free of charge?
Physicians who are facing a difficult situation tend to delay seeking help. Providing free counselling services removes a barrier to consultation, allowing distress calls to be handled quickly. This also helps to establish a peer-to-peer relationship between two colleagues, in keeping with the spirit of peer support.