Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada

Innovation Fund Grant


Dr. Barb Farrell, Bruyère Research Institute in Ottawa, is one of three grant recipients in 2016.

As Canada's only national pharmacy charity, since 1945 CFP has transformed more than $2 million in individual and corporate donations into awards, bursaries and scholarships for pharmacy innovators and leaders across the country. Grants from the Innovation Fund are a core component of CFP's commitment to support pharmacy for a healthier Canada.

To be considered for an Innovation Grant, you must be a pharmacist engaged in research or an innovative model of pharmacy practice that seeks to advance the profession in ways that can demonstrably improve the health of patients. CFP can award up to $100,000 in total funding for grants this year.

Here's how the application process works:

Stage 1 - Letter of Intent
Please complete and submit the Letter of Intent form by May 16, 2017. This is an online process; click here to begin.

Stage 2 - Selection of Finalists
CFP's Board reviews the Letters of Intent and selects finalists in June. Finalists are asked to send a full application by late July or early August (deadline to be finalized).

Stage 3 - Selection of Grant Recipients
CFP's Grants Review Committee reviews the finalists' applications and makes its recommendations for funding in October. The Board selects and notifies the winners.

For more information, contact CFP Executive Director Dayle Acorn at or 905.997.3238.

Related links:

2016 news article: Introducing the 2016 Innovation Fund winners

2015 news article: 2015 Innovation Fund winners

Annual Innovation Gala to honour Grant recipients

Innovation Fund Grant Recipients

Dr. Barbara Farrell
Deprescribing, Bruyère Research InstituteView More Details
Dr. Line Guénette
Adherence e-tools, Laval UniversityView More Details
Sara Guilcher
Seamless care, University of TorontoView More Details
Christine Hughes, Terri Schindel, Rene Breault
Alberta Pharmacy Services Framework, University of AlbertaView More Details
Sherilyn Houle
Travel medicine, University of WaterlooView More Details
Tejal Patel, Dr. Linda Lee
Support for frail elderly, University of WaterlooView More Details

Drs. Jeff Taylor and Kerry Mansell
Minor ailments, University of SaskatchewanView More Details
John Papastergiou
Home-visit medication reviewsView More Details
Drs. Carlo Marra & Larry Lynd
PHInDMORE (medication management), University of British ColumbiaView More Details
Pharmacists Manitoba
Smoking cessationView More Details

Certina Ho
Safety Alerts, ISMP CanadaView More Details
Lisa McCarthy
PRIME (personalized medicine)View More Details
Ontario Pharmacists Association, Green Shield Canada
Hypertension managementView More Details

Neil McKinnon
SafetyNET-Rx, Dalhousie UniversityView More Details
Dr. Lisa Guirguis
Pharmacist prescribing, University of AlbertaView More Details

2007 & 2008
Dr. Ross Tsuyuki
Chronic disease management, University of AlbertaView More Details