Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada

Celebrating a pharmacy visionary

January 2019 - With a distinguished 40 years in the profession, Myrella Roy is this year’s ideal candidate for the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious honour goes to Roy for her ongoing influence in advancing the profession, particularly hospital pharmacy.

Roy, who just recently retired from her post as executive director of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSPH), is lauded for her progressive leadership and ability to build successful relationships within pharmacy, government and industry.

During her tenure, Roy oversaw the successful completion of the CSHP 2015, a vision of pharmacy practice excellence that challenged members across the country to commit to enhancing the profession. She also oversaw the launch of a medication management e-learning platform and the implementation of dozens of guidelines and critical position statements.

Outside of CSHP, Roy has held faculty positions at the Université of Montreal and Université Laval and volunteered overseas for Pharmacists Without Borders in Albania. She has also participated in numerous multi-stakeholder consultations, advocating for pharmacists and patient care.

“Myrella exemplifies what a true leader should be: a visionary who inspires others but is also willing to put in the hard work herself,” says CFP’s Executive Director Dayle Acorn. “I congratulate her on a lifetime of achievement in advancing the profession.”

Roy will be celebrated at an upcoming gala in Toronto. For more information contact