Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada


Claims way up for some services, down for others

NOVEMBER 2021 – The latest claims data for publicly funded services paints a compelling picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic pushed pharmacists to do more prescription renewals and many, many more immunizations. On the other hand, other services saw drops in billings after years of growth.

What’s next for pharmacy post-COVID-19?

NOVEMBER 2021 - Pharmacists’ willingness to step up to fill healthcare gaps during the pandemic has cemented their position as key members of the healthcare team. But now it’s up to the profession to meet new patient expectations, while guarding against burnout.

Pharmacist CDEs to the rescue

NOVEMBER 2021 - Pharmacists are already knowledgeable about diabetes, but a growing number are stepping it up a notch by becoming Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) for an even deeper disease understanding and connection to patients. 

Announcing the 2021 Innovation Fund recipients

OCTOBER 2021 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is pleased to announce five Innovation Fund Grant winners for 2021: Yazid Al Hamarneh, Christine Leong, Mova Leung, Paula Newman and James Yuen.

New CFP fund for innovation in community pharmacy!

OCTOBER 2021 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is launching a new fund to encourage innovation in community pharmacy, made possible by a large initial donation from the Nashat family.

Embracing Change in Winnipeg

OCTOBER 2021 - Hajra Mirza can’t imagine not being able to prescribe for patients with minor ailments. “It’s an important part of the services we provide,” says Mirza, owner of Rossmere Pharmacy in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

From research to real world: UTI research helps fund services

OCTOBER 2021 - In the past two years, three more provinces have begun to fund pharmacists’ assessments and prescribing for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs)—enabled in part by research funded by the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy.

Remembering Ray Joubert

SEPTEMBER 2021 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s Pillar of Pharmacy honouree, Ray Joubert, passed away in August. Former Registrar of the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals for more than 40 years, Joubert was a long-time advocate for the profession and an avid supporter of the Foundation, serving as a board member in the mid 1990s

Spreading the word about pharmacy

SEPTEMBER 2021 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy partnered with the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) to take part in Mediaplanet's Immune Health content marketing campaign for Canadians. In Ontario, the campaign kicked off on September 18 with a sponsored supplement in the Toronto Star.

Par for the course

SEPTEMBER 2021 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's 2021 Charity Golf Classic raised more than $60,000 to support the Foundation and its Innovation Fund, which has granted millions of dollars to pharmacy researchers and innovators since it was established in 2007.