Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada


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.

We are all leaders: the Wellspring Awards

SEPTEMBER 2021 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy launched the Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards in 2012 to honour the legacy of Barbara Wells, an exceptional pharmacy leader. The goal is to recognize and nurture leadership in frontline pharmacists to help advance not only their own careers, but also the profession of pharmacy.  

Embracing Change in Lindsay, Ontario

AUGUST 2021 - Mike Cavanagh is so happy with the appointment-based model of pharmacy practice so far that he’s volunteered to be part of a study that he expects will prove its worth.

Taking a LEAP for leaders in pharmacy

AUGUST 2021 - Four years ago, pharmacist Patricia Gerber took a leap of faith, quite literally. With the support of a Wellspring Leadership Award grant from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy (CFP), she launched the Leadership Experience Applied to Pharmacy (“LEAP”) course with the ambitious goal of developing real leaders in pharmacy.

Meet the 2021 Wellspring Award Winners

JULY 2021 - This year's winners tackle gaps in hypo/hyperglycemic management in home care, how to tell impactful stories to propel the professsion, new strategies to deal with tobacco addiction, and ways to improve pharmacy education around 2SLGBTQ+ patient care

Embracing Change in Newfoundland and Labrador

JULY 2021 - The Medication Therapy Services (MTS) Clinic at Memorial University’s School of Pharmacy in St. John’s is a place where ideas thrive—and failure is embraced.