Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (COFAS)


The Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (COFAS) was formed in June of 2002 at the combined meeting of the Canadian and American Orthopaedic Associations. Since then, COFAS has fostered numerous initiatives related to education, research and advocacy related to surgical foot and ankle care.

Mission Statement

The COFAS is a group of orthopaedic surgeons who aim to promote excellence in clinical foot and ankle care in Canada by:

  • Serving as the primary organization dedicated to foot and ankle clinical care, education and research in Canada.
  • Functioning as the leading resource for education of the Canadian public, orthopaedic surgeons, the general medical community, government, and industry on foot and ankle care.
  • Promoting research in foot and ankle care.
  • Serving the members as a forum for discussion of problems unique to foot and ankle care in Canada.
  • Developing resources that will help Canadian orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons in addressing local practice-related issues such as quality improvement, coding, reimbursement, legislation, cost of care and access to care.


Academic Foot & Ankle Job Posting – Queen’s University

The Department of Surgery ( at Queen’s University is seeking an Academic Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery for a geographically full-time position. The candidate will have completed a minimum of one year of clinical fellowship training at the commencement of their appointment. Additional fellowship training or an advanced degree would also be advantageous. The successful candidate will be expected to have comprehensive clinical expertise in the operative and non-operative management of foot and ankle disorders. The preferred candidate must have an excellent record of success working in a multi-disciplinary clinical environment. They must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding  educational contributions and significant academic and scholarly research in line with the mission of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. Evidence of current involvement and commitment to research through the submission of a research dossier outlining an academic plan and career goals is requested. Applicants will also be involved in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education. Submission of an educational dossier is encouraged.


Contact COFAS

Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
4060 St. Catherine West, Suite 318C
Westmount, QC H3Z 2Z3

Tel: 514 874-9003 x 7