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Pillar of Pharmacy Toronto

20176 Pillar of Pharmacy Marshall Moleschi with his wife, Karen Wolfe, and CFP's Dayle Acorn

Thank you to all who were able to join us on November 15 in Toronto to celebrate the achievements of Marshall Moleschi, this year's recipient of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's prestigious Pillar of Pharmacy Award.

Moleschi was lauded by colleagues and friends for his encouragement of pharmacists and ongoing support of initiatives—such as telepharmacy and tech regulation—to push the profession forward. “You are indeed a pillar of this profession,” said CFP’s Vice-President David Windross.

Susan James, Director of Quality at the Ontario College of Pharmacists (where Moleschi served as registrar from 2011-2016), said he had the incredible knack of making everyone feel valued. “He had the determination to achieve what he saw and the patience to let ideas percolate until others came to the same goal,” she said. “He had a major impact and we appreciate all he did in Ontario.”

MPP Jeff Yurek noted that Moleschi “steered the pharmacy profession in the right direction at the right time and gave pharmacists the courage to make expanded scope changes.”



In accepting the award, Moleschi spoke to the many people who shared his vision throughout the years. “There have been a lot of changes to the pharmacy framework and I think the future has never been brighter,” he said. “Pharmacists can really make a difference.”

The CFP established this Award in 1997 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to help advance the profession of pharmacy.

CFP also honoured Marshall at a Pillar for Pharmacy Dinner in Vancouver on November 22.


Related links:

Nominate a candidate for the Pillar of Pharmacy Award

2017 news article - 2017 Pillar of Pharmacy: Marshall Moleschi

2016 news article - Accolades for Pillar of Pharmacy Award recipient, Carole McKiee

2016 news article - Carole McKiee this year's Pillar of Pharmacy

2015 news article - A 'pillar' of the community: Darcy Stann