Doctors of BC Annual Report now online

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 56, No. 5, June 2014, Page 236 News

For the first time, Doctors of BC’s 2013/2014 Annual Report is primarily an online publication, available now at For members who prefer print, a small number of hardcopy reports have been printed and will be mailed upon request.

The move online comes as a result of feedback from members who had suggested for several years that an online report would fulfill the same goals while saving member and environmental resources. By visiting our online annual report, you can:
•    See reports from CEO Mr Allan Seckel, President Dr William Cunningham, and Chair of the Board Dr Carole Williams. 
•    Read six stories highlighting some of the association’s collaborative and innovative work in 2013/2014. 
•    View a financial summary for the year, or download the complete Financial Report PDF.
•    Download the Annual Report in PDF format. 

A brief survey is also linked to the site so that you can provide your opinion on this year’s report and be entered to win a night at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver.

Please view the report now at on either your desktop computer or your mobile device. Hardcopy reports can be printed directly from the site or, if you prefer, call 604 736-5551 or 1 800 665-2262 to have it mailed to you.

. Doctors of BC Annual Report now online. BCMJ, Vol. 56, No. 5, June, 2014, Page(s) 236 - News.

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