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Wellspring Leadership Awards

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is pleased to honour pharmacy leaders from across the country through its Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards. CFP established these awards to honour the legacy of Barbara A. Wells, an exceptional pharmacy leader and beloved colleague who passed away in June 2010. These annual awards recognize both demonstrated and potential leadership in individuals in the pharmacy profession. Recipients receive up to $10,000 for initiatives that further develop personal leadership through study, experiential learning, or mentorship.

"The creation of this award was inspired by the kind of leadership that Barb showed throughout her career. As the pharmacy profession moves through unprecedented change, the need for leadership is greater than ever," says Marnie Mitchell, past-president of CFP's Board.

Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Please use the buttons below to download the criteria and application form. Please send submissions for the 2018 awards by April 13, 2018, to

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Kudos to the 2017 Wellspring Award winners

2016 news article: Meet the 2016 Wellspring Award Winners

Donate to the Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards

Annual reception (June 25) to honour recipients of the Wellspring Awards

2015 news article - Saluting the Wellspring Leadership Award winners

Wellspring Leadership Awards Recipients

Craig Plain
Pier Health, VancouverView More Details
Naomi Steenhof
University Health Network/University of TorontoView More Details
Patricia Gerber
University of British ColumbiaView More Details
Cheyanne Boehm
Clinical Pharmacist, Regina Qu'Appelle Health RegionView More Details
Mark Kunzli
Project Manager & Associate Director, UBC Sequencing CentreView More Details
Nicole Tsao
PhD candidate, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBCView More Details

Aaron Sihota
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Jamie Kellar
University of TorontoView More Details
Noelle Patten
Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy BoardView More Details
Sherilyn Houle
University of WaterlooView More Details
Ingrid Sketris
Dalhousie UniversityView More Details
Kelly Grindrod
University of WaterlooView More Details
Rod Forsey
Lawtons DrugsView More Details

Bryan Gray
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Katrina Mulherin
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Kristine Petrasko
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Robert Pammett
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Christina Adams
Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health NetworkView More Details
Janet MacDonnell
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Jeff Whissell
Alberta Pharmacists' AssociationView More Details
Theresa Schindel
University of AlbertaView More Details