Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

About Us

CPhA brings the world of pharmacy together to improve patient care for all Canadians.


Since 1907, we've been the national voice for Canadian pharmacists. Through advocacy and leadership, we've charted the course through every major development in the world of pharmacy. By providing innovative tools and resources, and enabling connection and collaboration, we are empowering pharmacists to drive positive change in health care.


Our Mission

To empower Canadian pharmacists by providing them with the tools and
knowledge they need and to advocate for their essential role in health care.

Our Vision

A thriving pharmacist profession and a healthy population.

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CPhA Strategic Plan 2021-2023

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Innovative Organization
We ensure CPhA is relevant to those we represent by investing in diversity and inclusivity and by creating a culture of curiosity and innovation.

Vibrant Profession & Healthy Population
We are the national voice of pharmacy, ensuring that pharmacists are supported as they advance their practice and provide essential care to improve the health and wellness of Canadians.

Valued Products & Solutions
We develop innovative, world-class content, tools, and resources for the benefit of pharmacists and patients and to sustain CPhA’s Mission.


Our History

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.

Key Dates in Our History

1907: Fifteen pharmacists come together to act on issues affecting their profession and the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association is born.

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

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

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 100 years of advocating for the profession of pharmacy and supporting pharmacists and their critical role on the health-care team.

2021: CPhA launches a new brand and identity, reflecting the diverse and evolving profession we represent.