Dr. Ginette Poulin



-Clinical Lead, Prairie Node, Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) National Guidelines for best practices in the clinical management of Opioid Use Disorder  November 2016 – present

Physician Consult – Expert Witness for Legal Cases  2016 to present

Assessor, Manitoba Practice Assessment Program  May 2016 – Present

Medical Director – Addictions Foundation of Manitoba  October 2015 – present

Director of clinical enhancement and mentorship program  2014 – present, International Medical Graduate, Continuing Professional Development, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Community based in-home Practice  2013 – present, Home visits to the inner city and the disabled populations of Winnipeg

Addictions Medicine Practice  2010 – present, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM), Methadone Intervention and Needle Exchange Program (MINE)

In-clinic primary care practice  2013 – present, Urban clinics (Archibald clinic, Clinic One, Marion Medical Clinic)

Professional Medical French Program Content Developer and Lecturer 2013-present, Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Manitoba

Personal Care Home Physician  2013-2014, The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg

Manitoba Locum Tenens Program  2012- present, Emergency, Hospital and Clinic duties in rural Manitoba

Nil Salaried Lecturer, Mentor for the IMG mentorship and Clinical Enhancement program  2012 – present, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, Depart of Family Medicine

3rd party and Occupational Health Physician  2012, Morneau Shepell

Clinical Preceptor  2010 – present, Clinical teaching to medical students and Family Medicine Residents

Physician Burntwood/Northern Regional Health Authority 2010 – 2012, Family Physician (clinician, hospitalist, surgical assist, walk-in, primary care services for outlying communities and reserves), Methadone Provider and co-founder for Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program in the region, HIV lead


Academic Health Sciences Leadership Course, Sept 2016 – February 2017, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Family Medicine residency, July 2008 – June 2010, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Faculty of Medicine (Doctorat en médecine), September 2004 – May 2008, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, W

Registered Dietitian, The Ottawa Hospital Regional Dietetic Internship, September 2003 – August 2004, Ottawa, Ontario

Bachelor of Sciences in Human Nutritional Sciences (with Distinction), May 2000 – 2003, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Baccalaureat es Sciences (with Distinction), September 1997 – 2000, Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Rotary Exchange Student  – Lycée Ozenne, August 1996 – May 1997, Toulouse, France

R.D. Parker Collegiate, September 1992 – June 1996, Thompson, Manitoba


2016    Canadian Certification in Medical Cognitive Behavior Therapy

2016    Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

2015    International Society of Addictions Medicine Certification (ISAM)

2011    Canadian Certified in Family Medicine (CCFP)

2010    Methadone Licensure for Addictions, Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) Part 2

2009    Neonatal resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

2008    LMCC – Part 1

2004    Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) (Registered Dietitian)


PLI (Physician Leadership Institute): Dollars and Cents, Crucial Conversations; Physician Management Institute (PMI): Conflict Management and negotiation, Physician Management Institute (PMI): Influencing Boards, Physician Management Institute (PMI): Leadership for Medical Women, Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership, Medical CBT for anxiety, depression and toolkit workshops, Physician Management Institute (PMI): Leading Change and Innovation in Healthcare, AIME: Airway Intervention and Management in Emergencies by CAEP (Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians), Casted: Emergencies (Casting and Splinting for Emergency Department Physicians), McGill Tropical Diseases Course, Physician Management Institute (PMI): Disruptive Behaviour Leadership Course


Stronger Together. Bridging Mental Health and Addictions Supports in Manitoba. Canadian Mental Health Association.  June 2017

The Opioid Spectrum: Promoting Health and Preventing Harm. College of pharmacists of Manitoba.  May 2017 

Opiate Agonist Treatment, 59th Annual Scientific Assembly, Manitoba College of Family Physicians  April 2017

ORT 101 Course, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba  November 2016 – present

Mental Health and Addictions, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Division D Leadership  February 2017

Fentanyl Community Forums throughout Manitoba. Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.  January 2017 – June 2017

Keynote speaker, Manitoba Crime and Justice Association. Addictions and Mental Health meets the Judicial System.  November 2016

Media Relations, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (TV, Radio, Paper, Live)  October 2015 – present


Canadian Society of Addictions Medicine (CSAM)

International Society of Addictions Medicine (ISAM)

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM)

Doctors of Manitoba (DM)

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Association des Médecins de langue Française du Canada (AMLFC)

College of Dietitians of Manitoba (CDM)

Dietitians of Canada (DC)

CFP, Examiner, CFPC Exams, NAC Exams, MCQE, Member, francophone/bilingual representative on committee for exam development (SAMP committee); Evaluator, National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Assessor Training Program

College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Regional Rural Coordinator for BRHA; Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Examiner for the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) and Simulated Office Oral (SOO); Interviewer – medical school and family medicine residency programs; Member, Mini-Medical School Planning Committee; Presenter, Family Medicine Retreat; Manitoba Monitored Drug Review Committee-Committee Member Appointed by Deputy Minister

Provincial Opiate Replacement Therapy Review Working Group Committee   Co-chair

Main Street Project,  Board Member

Burntwood Regional Health Authority, Sub-Committee Member, Medical Advisory Committee Member, Standards Committee

City of Thompson, Member, Juniper Centre Board of Directors

Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC), Resident Committee Member

The Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (CAIR), Member Outreach Committee Member

Languages: Full professional bilingual proficiencies in French and English and working knowledge of Spanish