Canadian Pharmacists Association

Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
Abbreviation CPhA
Formation 1907
Type Professional Association
Location
Fields Pharmacy
Chair
Christine Hrudka
Interim CEO
Glen Doucet
Staff
80
Website http://www.pharmacists.ca
Formerly called
Canadian Pharmaceutical Association

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), previously known as the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association, was founded in 1907 in Toronto, Ontario.[1] CPhA is the national voice of Pharmacists in Canada, representing pharmacists practising in various fields of pharmacy in community, hospital, academia, government and corporate settings, plus pharmacy students. In 2014 CPhA adopted a new governance and membership model, most provincial pharmacy advocacy associations (PPAs) and select national pharmacist associations (NPAs) have become Organizational Members of CPhA. Their individual pharmacist and pharmacy student members are now CPhA Associates. The CPhA Board of Directors is made up of representatives appointed by each Organizational Member. The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the broad direction of the association.

In 1923, CPhA became the publisher of the Canadian Pharmacists Journal, now Canada's oldest continuously published periodical. CPhA produces evidence-based drug and therapeutic resources for health care professionals in Canada. CPhA is also a leading provider of continuing professional development aimed at helping Canadian pharmacists practice to their full potential.

CPhA Organizational Members

  • Alberta Pharmacists Association (RxA)
  • Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC)
  • Association québécoise des pharmaciens propriétaires (AQPP)
  • British Columbia Pharmacy Association (BCPhA)
  • Pharmacists Manitoba (PM)
  • New Brunswick Pharmacists Association (NBPA)
  • Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA)
  • Pharmacists’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL)
  • Pharmacists’ Association of Saskatchewan (PAS)
  • Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS)
  • Prince Edward Island Pharmacists Association (PEIPhA)

CPhA's Drug and Therapeutic Resources

CPhA’s publishing department produces the following evidence-based drug and therapeutic resources:

CPhA's Continuing Professional Development Programs

  • Minor Ailments
  • Lab Tests
  • Medication Review Services
  • QUIT
  • CANRISK

References

  1. Canadian Pharmacists Association 1907–2007, 100 Years of Leadership in Pharmacy, published by CPhA in 2007.
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