Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada

Embrace the CFP Challenge

Bruce Winston
Bruce Winston

MARCH 2021 - A friendly challenge among pharmacists who are members of the Board for the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) resulted in a $1,500 donation to the Foundation. Thank you, RxA board members!

“I’m really proud of how we came together as a group to support the Foundation. I don’t think pharmacists realize how much CFP does for the profession,” says Bruce Winston, current President of RxA and President of Apex Pharmacies. “I challenge other pharmacy associations, or any group of pharmacists, to step up and try to top our donation!”

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is dedicated to advancing the profession of pharmacy by funding practical, grassroots research and innovative models of practice. To do this, CFP relies on donations from individuals and corporations.

If every pharmacist in Canada donated just $25, CFP would be able to award than $1 million in funding to pharmacy researchers and innovators.

That funding is needed today more than ever, as the pace of change accelerates due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pharmacists repeatedly demonstrate their ability to fill gaps in health care. Credible, actionable research is key to communicate sustainable best practices and make the case for funding from public and private payers.

CFP funds pharmacy researchers across Canada. Recent recipients of grants from its Innovation Fund include:

  • Debbie Kelly, Newfoundland: comprehensive medication assessments (awarded 2020)
  • Dan Burton, Alberta: mental health assessment and prescribing (2019)
  • Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia: Prescription to Thrive study (2018)
  • Whole Health Pharmacy Partners, Ontario: Appointment-based model of practice (2018)
  • Ross Tsuyuki, Alberta: UTI Management in New Brunswick (2017)