Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

COVID-19 Advocacy

Throughout the pandemic CPhA has represented the interest of the profession and the pharmacy sector with government officials, media, and other stakeholders. We’ve advocated for the profession at national tables on issues like drug shortages, vaccine administration, 30-day supply, asymptomatic testing, PPE access and more.

COVID-19 vaccination

Drug shortages


Government appearances

We represented pharmacy before the HESA and SOCI Committees, on the federal government’s COVID-19 Supply Council and on the CPHO Health Professionals Forum.

  • Remarks to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology: CPhA appeared before the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to highlight the key role pharmacists have played throughout the pandemic. Our comments focused on the challenges pharmacists have experienced in managing drug supply, the ongoing lack of protective equipment and the need to prepare for the upcoming flu season. A video recording of the full meeting is available in both English and French. (May 20, 2020)
  • Remarks to the Standing Committee on Health: CPhA appeared before the Health Committee to provide a pharmacy perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the crucial role front-line pharmacists are playing caring for patients, the need to protect our drug supply to avoid shortages, and the need for protections for pharmacists. (April 7, 2020)

Protecting and supporting the profession