Pharmacy in Canada
Pharmacy is changing. Pharmacists are taking on expanded roles and are increasingly being recognized as the medication management experts of the health care team. Given the increasing numbers of medications, our aging population and the growing cost of pharmaceuticals, pharmacists are key to ensuring safe, cost-effective drug therapy for Canadians.
View our Summary of Pharmacists' Expanded Scope of Practice Activities Across Canada chart for an up-to-date review of what pharmacists are doing in each province. For a more in-depth look at policy changes across Canada, please see the Blueprint for Pharmacy's interactive map, Policy Changes by Region.
The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is the national voluntary organization that represents the interests of pharmacists in Canada. We are committed to acting as your voice, ensuring that pharmacists are assuming the fullest role possible in the health care system, to optimize medication use and enhance patient outcomes.