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2023 Innovation Fund recipients

2023 Innovation Fund recipients | Banner for the 2023 Innovation Fund winners, showing in the foreground profile images for Larry Leung and Jeff Nagge - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

Revolutionizing pharmacy services for indigenous patients facing substance use disorders, and using pharmacists to improve cardiovascular outcomes are goals of this year’s Innovation Fund grant recipients. Meet our 2023 winners: Larry Leung and Jeff Nagge. Larry Leung, University of British Columbia Jeff Nagge, University of Waterloo New model for Indigenous patients (Larry Leung) How can […]

Artificial intelligence, here we come

artificial intelligence | Picture of Andre Picard, health columnist for the Globe & Mail - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

Whether or not pharmacists are ready, artificial intelligence and robotics are ramping up quickly, said André Picard, keynote speaker at the recent Innovation Showcase in Toronto hosted by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy. The award-winning Globe and Mail columnist and veteran health reporter told the audience of pharmacists and other healthcare stakeholders gathered in Toronto that pharmacists […]

Innovation Fund: impact of COVID-19 on front-line pharmacist roles

impact of COVID-19 on front-line pharmacist roles | Picture of Dr. Yazid Al Hamarneh - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

Dr. Yazid Al Hamarneh and his research team took a unique approach to determine how the recent pandemic influenced pharmacists’ roles and professional identity. For the study, supported through a 2021 Innovation Fund grant from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy, the team used “photovoice,” a visual research method in which participants supply photographs to articulate […]

Small Business Day Tech 2023

Small Business Day Tech 2023 | Banner for the Small Business Tech Day, with profile images of all the presenters, which include David Rendall, Mike Michalowickz, Daryl D'Souza, Robert Herjavec and Adam Cheyer - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

The Small Business Day Tech event is aimed at helping small business owners maximize productivity and profits while staying protected and secure. November 16, 2023 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm ET This Free Online Event Includes Celebrities Like Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec, Co-Founder Of Siri Adam Cheyer And Best-Selling Author And Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Mike […]

Meet the 2023 Wellspring Award winners

2023 Wellspring Award winners | Banner for the 2023 Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Award with profile images of the winners, Kim Abbass, Heba Bani Hani and Steven Kary - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

Every year, the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is excited to support pharmacy frontrunners across Canada with its Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards. This year’s winners demonstrate their quest for life-long learning and personal leadership in the areas of health system leadership, migraine care and the nurturing of future pharmacy leaders. Learn more about their endeavours at […]

Finding process of care inequities in diabetes treatment

Diabetes treatment | Picture of Danielle Nagy, winner of the AFPC/Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Graduate Student Award for Pharmacy Practice Research - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

Diabetes management can be challenging at the best of times. But those living in rural areas face particular challenges when treatment intensification is required, notes a new research paper led by Danielle Nagy, a fourth-year PhD candidate at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her efforts to uncover specific challenges—beyond just […]

Par for the course – 2023 Charity Golf Classic

2023 Charity Golf Classic | Picture of participants at the 2023 CFP Charity Golf Classic - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

Despite the sweltering heat, CFP’s 2023 Charity Golf Classic on September 6 raised a cool $60,000 for its Innovation Fund, which bestows grants to fund pharmacy research and innovation across Canada. Thank you to our Gold Sponsors this year—Bayshore Specialty Rx, BioScript Solutions, Impres, GreenShield and SteriMax—and to our Bag Sponsor, Taro. Since its inception […]

Happy Staff, Happy Life

Happy staff | Image of Sandy Faheim posing in front of the counter at one of her pharmacies - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

Ask Sandy Faheim about the key to her success as the pharmacist/owner of four thriving independent pharmacies in southwestern Ontario and she’ll tell you it’s simple: “Happy employees.” A 2012 graduate of the University of Waterloo, Faheim believes it’s incumbent upon pharmacy owners and managers to recognize the pressures experienced by staff and do what […]

2023 Pillar of Pharmacy Award: Bill Wilson

2023 Pillar of Pharmacy Award | Picture of Bill Wilson - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

Bill Wilson is the 2023 recipient of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s prestigious Pillar of Pharmacy Award. “Bill has poured his heart and soul into pharmacy, and we’re so pleased to be able to thank him for all he has done,” says Linda Prytula, Executive Director of CFP. Wilson has witnessed—and helped shepherd—a lot of […]

New residency on pain management

residency focused on pain and mental health | Picture of Denise Kreutzwiser 2022 Wellspring Award winner - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

Last year’s Wellspring Award winner Denise Kreutzwiser will see her vision become a reality with the launch of a year one pharmacy residency program at St. Joseph’s Health Care in London, ON., focused on pain, rehabilitation, and mental health care. Kreutzwiser credits her own pharmacy residency training for giving her the opportunity to practise at a higher critical thinking and problem-solving level and wanted to replicate something […]