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Wellspring Leadership Awards

2020 recipients    
Rui Su  Kerry Wilbur  

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.

CFP has awarded grants to 26 pharmacists since the program was established in 2012, for a wide range of initiatives that foster personal development and leadership through study, experiential learning or mentorship. Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 in funding.  

Scroll down to read details on all Award recipients to date. "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.

Winners will be honoured at a virtual reception on December 3.

The application deadline for the 2021 Wellspring Awards is to be determined. Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Please use the buttons below to download the criteria and application form, and send the completed application to


Wellspring Leadership Awards Recipients

Rui Su
MedMe HealthView More Details
Kerry Wilbur
University of British ColumbiaView More Details
Jaris Swidrovich
University of SaskatchewanView More Details
Alexandre Chagnon
askyourpharmacist.caView More Details
Dan Burton
Pharmacy Innovators and Leaders of AlbertaView More Details

Amy Lamb
Medi-Centre Pharmacy, SaskatoonView More Details
Michael Kani
Michael's Pharmacy, SaskatoonView More Details
Certina Ho
ISMP CanadaView More Details
Patricia Gerber
University of British ColumbiaView More Details
Craig Plain
Pier Health, VancouverView More Details
Naomi Steenhof
University Health Network/University of TorontoView More Details

Nicole Tsao
PhD candidate, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBCView More Details
Cheyanne Boehm
Clinical Pharmacist, Regina Qu'Appelle Health RegionView More Details
Mark Kunzli
Project Manager & Associate Director, UBC Sequencing CentreView More Details
Noelle Patten
Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy BoardView More Details
Sherilyn Houle
University of WaterlooView More Details
Jamie Kellar
University of TorontoView More Details
Aaron Sihota
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Rod Forsey
Lawtons DrugsView More Details
Kelly Grindrod
University of WaterlooView More Details
Ingrid Sketris
Dalhousie UniversityView More Details
Katrina Mulherin
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Kristine Petrasko
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Bryan Gray
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Robert Pammett
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Jeff Whissell
Alberta Pharmacists' AssociationView More Details
Christina Adams
Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health NetworkView More Details
Theresa Schindel
University of AlbertaView More Details
Janet MacDonnell
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