Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada

Innovation Fund Grant

2022 Winners

Headhsot of Kelly Grindrod

Kelly Grindrod

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Karen Riley

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Amy Tran

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Ricky Turgeon

Summary of projects from our 2022 winners

* Evaluating the impact of computer-based education for point-of-care testing
* An electronic tool to identify drug-related issues during medication reviews
* Improving care and collaboration for Parkinson’s Disease
* Pharmacy-led pilot for optimizing heart failure medication

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Since 2007 CFP has transformed more than $2 million in individual and corporate donations into awards, bursaries and scholarships for pharmacy researchers, 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.

CFP will receive applications for 2023 early in the year. This is an online process.

Click here for general information about criteria and the online application process. You can also contact CFP Executive Paul Kidston at pkidston@cfpnet.ca or 905.997.3238.

For more details on all of our grant recipients, see below.


Innovation Fund Grant Recipients



2022
Kelly Grindrod
Evaluating the impact of computer-based education for point-of-care testingView More Details
Karen Riley
An electronic tool to identify drug-related issues during medication reviewsView More Details
Amy Tran
Improving care and collaboration for Parkinson’s DiseaseView More Details
Ricky Turgeon
Pharmacy-led pilot for optimizing heart failure medicationView More Details
2021
Yazid Al Hamarneh
Bringing the 'Invisible Layer' of Pharmacists Professional Identity and Roles to Light (IGNITE), University of AlbertaView More Details
Christine Leong
Mental health first-aid training in community pharmacy View More Details
Mova Leung
Community Pharmacy Engagement Initiative (for Oral Anti-Cancer Drugs)View More Details
Paula Newman
A remote pharmacist-led Medication management program to support the care of people with diabetes in an indigenous communityView More Details
Jamie Yuen
Virtual hypertension managementView More Details


2020
Debbie Kelly
Comprehensive medication assessments, Memorial University of NewfoundlandView More Details
Carlo DeAngelis
Virtual pharmacy services, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer CentreView More Details
2019
Philippe Vincent
Coaching & App for Depression, University of MontrealView More Details
Dan Burton
Interventions for mental health, University of AlbertaView More Details
Laura Murphy & Olavo Fernandes
Medical Cannabis, University Health NetworkView More Details


2018
Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia
Prescription to ThriveView More Details
John Papastergiou
Vaccine adherence rates, University of TorontoView More Details
Paula Newman
Opioid stewardship, NorthWest Telepharmacy SolutionsView More Details
Saleema Bhaidani, Lisa Dolovich
Appointment-based model of practice, Whole Health Pharmacy PartnersView More Details
2017
Dr. Feng Chang
High-dose, high-risk opioid use, University of WaterlooView More Details
Dr. Lori MacCallum
Diabetes follow-up, Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, U of TView More Details
Dr. Ross Tsuyuki
UTI Management, University of AlbertaView More Details


2016
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
2015
Christine Hughes, Terri Schindel, Rene Breault
Comprehensive Annual Care Plans in AlbertaView More Details
Tejal Patel, Dr. Linda Lee
Support for frail elderly, University of WaterlooView More Details
Sherilyn Houle
Travel medicine, University of WaterlooView More Details


2014
John Papastergiou
Home-visit medication reviewsView More Details
Drs. Jeff Taylor and Kerry Mansell
Minor ailments, University of SaskatchewanView More Details
2013
Drs. Carlo Marra & Larry Lynd
PHInDMORE (medication management), University of British ColumbiaView More Details
Pharmacists Manitoba
Smoking cessationView More Details


2012
Certina Ho
Safety Alerts, ISMP CanadaView More Details
Lisa McCarthy
PRIME (personalized medicine)View More Details
2011
Ontario Pharmacists Association, Green Shield Canada
Hypertension managementView More Details


2010
Neil McKinnon
SafetyNET-Rx, Dalhousie UniversityView More Details
2009
Dr. Lisa Guirguis
Pharmacist prescribing, University of AlbertaView More Details