The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) works closely with provincial and national pharmacy associations to provide a strong, unified voice for the profession in Canada. As pharmacists undertake an enhanced role in the delivery of health care services, CPhA ensures that the profession is recognized as a national leader in health care, influencing the policies, programs, budgets and initiatives affecting the profession and the health of Canadians.
National Voice: CPhA is the uniting national voice of pharmacy and the pharmacist profession in Canada. We communicate and engage with national decision-makers and health stakeholders on a regular basis to advance the voice of our members.
Thought-Leader: CPhA actively develops policies and positions and conducts research to advance the interests of the profession and role of the pharmacist within the health care system.
Image & Reputation: CPhA actively works to enhance the image and reputation of the profession by communicating the value of pharmacy services to the health care system and to the health of Canadians.
Recent Activities & Statements
Pharmacists call on governments to invest in community healthcare
New pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance agreement an opportunity to increase the accessibility of quality healthcare services for patients
Canadian Pharmacists Association brings together pharmacy experts to develop new vision for pharmacist role across Canada
New working group tasked with defining and developing a forward-thinking, uniformed national scope of practice for the pharmacy profession.
Proposed approach to the regulation of cannabis - Health Canada consultation
CPhA submitted a brief in response to Health Canada’s proposed approach to the regulation of cannabis. The submission underscores CPhA’s position that medical cannabis users should be supported and protected in the medical stream, through appropriate access, affordability and clinical oversight by pharmacists, once recreational cannabis is legal.