The Medcan Story

Dr. Francis headshotDr. Robert Francis

Our Story

Medcan was founded in Toronto in 1987 by Dr. Robert Francis, a primary care physician and pioneer in preventive medicine in Canada.

Dr. Francis had a clear vision: to create a small town healthcare experience, but on a larger scale, embodying the same attention to care, prevention and treatment he experienced as a young patient in Nova Scotia.


gym/trainer/client pulling sledFitness training session at Medcan

Our Vision

We support and inspire our clients to live healthy lives, by partnering with them to achieve their specific health and wellness goals, enhancing their ability to live well.


Several people around an instrumentMedcan Naweza: musculoskeletal assessment training

Medcan in the Community

For over 25 years, Medcan has played an active role in the community, both locally and abroad. We invest in initiatives that improve quality of life for our global community as part of our commitment to better health, wellness and quality of life.

Learn more about some of the unique ways we contribute to our community.