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
CPhA calls for action to resolve supply chain disruptions that lead to drug shortages
CPhA calls on the federal government to convene a national meeting of key stakeholders with the goal of developing clear and actionable solutions to help resolve the problem of manufacturing and supply chain disruptions that lead to drug shortages.
Federal Pre-Budget Consultation
CPhA submitted a brief to the federal pre-budget consultation highlighting three recommendations for the 2018 federal budget, including: a federal investment to harmonize catastrophic drug coverage across Canada, a commitment to regulate the price of medical cannabis as it does other prescription drugs, which are not taxed, and an investment of $1M/year for 5 years to support an awareness raising campaign for pharmacist-led medication return programs.
Better Pharmacare for Patients: Evaluating Policy Options
Patient-centred collaborative discussion paper aims to inform pharmacare discussion.