Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada


2018 Wellspring Leadership winners

MAY 2018 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards for personal leadership development: Amy Lamb, of Medi-Center Pharmacy in Saskatoon; Michael Kani, Michael's Pharmacy in Saskatoon; and Certina Ho, Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Canada.

Happy, healthy travels

Patients are very willing to get their travel vaccinations from pharmacists and are overwhelmingly satisfied with the care received during their pre-travel consultations, according to the results of a research study funded by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Innovation Fund.

Pharmacy management CE now available!

Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials is an online continuing education (CE) program just launched by the Canadian Pharmacists Association and the Ontario Pharmacists Association, and it's based on the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's popular Pharmacy Management in Canada textbook.

Apply now for education funding

MARCH 2018 - Do you feel you would like to take the development of your leadership skills to the next level? Are you looking to expand what you can offer to th profession? The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is pleased to offer financial assistance through its Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards program-send your application by April 6th!

CFP welcomes newest members

MARCH 2018 -The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy welcomes its newest board members, Justin Bates, CEO of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada and Deb Saltmarche, Senior Director, Professional Affairs at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Value-based care can be better care for patients

Profitability is not the only bottom line affected by a value-based pharmacy (VBP) payment system. Patient care can also be impacted-and for the better, according to U.S. panelists at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Pharmacy Forum event in November 2017.

GSC's road to measuring quality in pharmacy

When Green Shield Canada (GSC) launched its Value-Based Pharmacy (VBP) program in October 2017, it also launched a lively debate with pharmacy associations and pharmacies. Why did it launch such a program?

Value and the future of health care

Costs pressures, new technologies and changing consumer expectations are shaping the delivery of health care in Canada, and proof of value is increasingly the touchstone for decision-making.

Improving evidence for pharmacists' value

Pharmacy has done a commendable job in using clinical practice research to demonstrate the value of what pharmacists do in the healthcare system. But the data can only go so far in showing pharmacists' worth day to day in contributing to better patient outcomes.