Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

CPhA announces Danielle Paes as Chief Pharmacist Officer

November 10, 2021 (Ottawa): The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is thrilled to welcome Dr. Danielle Paes to the role of Chief Pharmacist Officer—a new, full-time senior management position that will provide leadership and guidance on issues facing pharmacy and health care in Canada.

Danielle comes to CPhA from a clinical pharmacist role at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. With previous experience in community pharmacy, industry and academia, she brings a unique, pan-Canadian perspective into the needs of pharmacists across the country. Danielle holds bachelor and doctor of pharmacy degrees from the University of Waterloo, and a bachelor of science in applied pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Guelph.


“Danielle is recognized as a dynamic and forward-thinking pharmacist, committed to advancing her profession and the impact pharmacy professionals have on the lives of our patients,” says Christina Tulk, CPhA Chair. “She brings a wealth of experience to CPhA and a passion for pharmacy that is truly inspiring.” 

As Chief Pharmacist Officer, Danielle will act as the spokesperson for CPhA, representing the pharmacy community and the association on advisory committees, at conferences, in the media and with a variety of other stakeholders and decision makers. She will spearhead many aspects of CPhA’s new strategic plan, with a particular focus on enhancing engagement with pharmacists across Canada, addressing the mental health and well-being of the profession, and developing a vision for the future of pharmacy.

“I am excited to get to work and connect with my colleagues across the country, so that I can represent our national voice,” says Danielle. “In this role I will be focused on ensuring that we have a strong connection with and focus on the front line, so that our diverse perspectives are clearly heard and can guide the decisions and discussions at CPhA.”

Read Danielle’s letter to the pharmacy profession and follow her on Twitter and Instagram (@CdnPharmChief).

About the Canadian Pharmacists Association

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is the uniting national voice of pharmacy and the pharmacist 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. 

For more information, please contact:

Tyler Gogo
Strategic Communications Manager
Canadian Pharmacists Association