About CPhA

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Who We Are

Fifteen pharmacists created the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) when they came together to act on issues affecting their profession. That was in 1907, and since then CPhA has been the national voice for pharmacists.

Our Board of Directors, our committees and our staff are proud ambassadors for the profession. We invite you to get to know us by exploring this site and finding out more about the work we do on behalf of pharmacists in Canada.

Key Dates in Our History

1907: The Canadian Pharmaceutical Association is founded.

1923: CPhA becomes publisher of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Journal, now Canada’s oldest professional journal.

1929: CPhA assumes responsibility for The Canadian Formulary.

1960: First edition of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) is published.

1967: Centennial Scholars Award (now Centennial Award) established in Canada’s centennial year.

1980: CPhA relocates from Toronto to Ottawa.

1997: Name changed from Canadian Pharmaceutical Association to Canadian Pharmacists Association.

2004: The electronic version of CPS is launched as e-CPS.

2007: CPhA celebrates its first one hundred years.

2008: Blueprint for pharmacy finalizes a Vision for Pharmacy: Optimal drug therapy outcomes for Canadians through patient-centred care.

2012:  Bilingual e-Therapeutics+ is launched.