Practice-Based Research Networks

The CPCRN works to build and nurture practice-based research and learning networks (PBRLNs) across the country including those listed here:




  • The Primary Care Ontario Practice-based Learning and Research Network (POPLAR) is an initiative of Ontario’s six University Departments/Sections of Family Medicine and the Alliance for Healthier Communities that have coalesced to enhance our efficiency and potential for impact. Together, they form the Primary Care Ontario Learning and Research (POPLAR) Network.
  • POPLAR supports seven Ontario Practice-based Learning Networks.


    Réseau-1 Québec (R1Q) supports four PBRN networks (Réseau-1 Québec/ Réseau de Connaissances sur les Soins Primaires). Each PBRN has an individual page on R1Q’s website: 

    Each PBRN also has their own website 

    Nova Scotia

    Newfoundland & Labrador

    • The Atlantic Practice Based Research Network (APBRN) is a network of primary care providers in Newfoundland and Labrador who collaborate with the Primary Healthcare Research Unit (PHRU) of Memorial University.