JUNE 2022 – On behalf of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy, I am pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Paul Kidston, effective June 1, 2022. Paul brings with him a wealth of experience in board governance and community leadership, as well as expertise in helping organizations build revenue-generating capacity.
Paul has led several change-management improvement healthcare projects throughout his career, including in the pharmaceutical and optometry industries. He has also served on numerous boards, including the Kidney Foundation of Canada and Feed Nova Scotia.
Former Executive Director Dayle Acorn will be retiring and focusing on his next chapter of life. Since starting with CFP in 2007, Dayle has been a tremendous asset in championing the Foundation’s mission to support and promote pharmacy innovation to advance the profession.
During his 15-year tenure (the longest of any CFP executive director), he has worked with 50+ board members and helped to secure $2 million in research grants used to support numerous, often high-impact, pharmacy initiatives.
Under Dayle’s leadership, CFP has expanded its award program to include the Wellspring, Lifetime Achievement, Past Presidents and CAPSI awards. He played a key part in establishing the Changing Face of Pharmacy Report, the Pharmacy Management textbook and CE program, as well as CFP’s monthly newsletter. We are truly grateful for his dedication to the Foundation and his leadership throughout the years.
As we look ahead, all of us here at CFP look forward to continuing our work in supporting and promoting innovation and leadership in pharmacy.