Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada


Happy, healthy travels

MARCH 2018 - 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

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...

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 the profession? The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is pleased to offer financial...

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.


Embracing Change: Mark Mercure of Brandon, MB

MARCH 2018 - Pharma-Medic Services' Manager Mark Mercure is at a crossroads. With Manitoba’s regional health authorities’ recent plans to contract the majority of pharmacy services to 100+ nursing homes to only two companies, Mercure and his...

Value-based care can be better care for patients

JANUARY 2018 - 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...

GSC's road to measuring quality in pharmacy

JANUARY 2018 - 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? Will it eventually lead...

Value and the future of health care

Catherine_HunterJANUARY 2018 - 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, summarized Catherine Hunter, Partner at...

Improving evidence for pharmacists' value

DolovichJanuary 2018 — 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...

Canadian pharmacy in transition

Justin Bates
Mike Cavanagh
Perry Eisenschmid
Nancy Lum-Wilson

January 2018 — A panel of Canadian pharmacy stakeholders weighed in on the inevitable changes that will affect the profession as...