Brenda Copps

Dr. Brenda Copps is a family physician in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She served as President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in 2020.

Copps was a practicing physician at Core Care Family Health Team at the time of her election. Copps tapped Dr. Christine Glenny to cover her appointments on Tuesdays while she attended CPSO meetings in Toronto. At the time, Dr. Glenny was new to the Core Care team and was beginning her practice.1)

It is unclear why Dr. Dopps was chosen as President, as she has a history of mixed reviews from patients from well before (and after) 2020.2)

Interestingly, Google displays contradictory information as the search results place her 2.5 star rating from Rate MDs right overtop three five-star ratings.3) Copps is currently listed as actively practicing at Core Family Health Team under Hamilton Family Health Team.4) 5)

Copps’ practice at Core Care Family Health Team doctors “STRONGLY recommend” their patients receive a COVID-19 injection, and direct people with questions to a page called “VaxFacts” run by the Scarborough Health Network (SHN).6) 7)

Family

She is the daughter of Geraldine and Vic Copps, part of the influential Copps family dynasty.8)

Education

Copps graduated from McMaster University in 1981.9)

Affiliations

Copps formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, which was awarded at least $59,500.00 in COVID-19 relief funds from the Hamilton Community Foundation.10) 11) 12) She is also employed as Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in Family Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.13) She remained with the CPSO in 2021 as an “Elected Professional Member” for “Electoral District 4”.14)

Hamilton Health Sciences

Copps operates under the corporate entity “Dr. Brenda Copps Medicine Professional Corporation”, certified on July 28, 2006. Her registered business addresses and places of work include McMaster Children’s Hospital,15) Juravinski Hospital,16) St. Joseph’s Healthcare’s Charlton Campus,17) and Hamilton General Hospital.18)

1)
Copps, B. Dr. Brenda Copps. Core Care Family Health Team. Retrieved September 23, 2020, from https://web.archive.org/web/20200923171152/https://www.corecarefht.ca/dr-brenda-copps#
2)
Rate MDs. Dr. Brenda Copps. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/71032/Dr-Brenda-Copps-Hamilton-ON.html/
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Google. dr brrenda copps - Google Search. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://web.archive.org/web/20211130192755/https://www.google.com/search?q=dr+brrenda+copps&oq=dr+brrenda+copps
4)
Hamilton Family Health Team. Doctors. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://www.hamiltonfht.ca/en/who-we-are/Doctors.aspx
5)
Copps, B. [@brendacopps]. (Joined January 2014). Family doctor within @HamiltonFHT & past@cpso_on President. Proud #HamOnt resident. Fan of @TheAGH, @RBGCanada. [Profile]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/brendacopps
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Core Care Family Health Team. Retrieved January 12, 2022, from https://archive.ph/h7Q6Y
7)
Scarborough Health Network. VaxFacts. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://archive.ph/io4lG
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Copps, Brenda Elizabeth - Doctor Details. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Retrieved February 12, 2022, from https://archive.ph/IlIUY
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Art Gallery of Hamilton. (2014, June 2). Art Gallery of Hamilton 2013 Annual Report. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AGH-2013-Annual-Report.pdf
11)
Hamilton Community Foundation. (2021, October 29). Pandemic Response Fund Grantees. Retrieved December 3, 2021, from https://hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca/pandemic-response-fund/c19grantees/
12)
Hamilton Community Foundation. (2021). Hamilton Community Foundation Annual Report 2021. Retrieved December 3, 2021, from https://hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/HCF-Annual-Report-2021.pdf
13)
McMaster University. Brenda Copps - McMaster Experts. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://experts.mcmaster.ca/display/bcopps
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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. CPSO - Meet the Council. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://www.cpso.on.ca/About/Council/Meet-the-College-Council
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McMaster Children’s Hospital. Hamilton Health Sciences. Retrieved February 12, 2022, from https://archive.ph/4dQGr
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Juravinski Hospital. Hamilton Health Sciences. Retrieved January 14, 2022, from https://archive.ph/44cZM
17)
Maps and Directions. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Retrieved February 12, 2022, from https://archive.ph/c4WXy
18)
Hamilton General Hospital. Hamilton Health Sciences. Retrieved February 13, 2022, from https://archive.ph/3XXsz
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