Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada


Claims trends paint compelling picture for services

NOVEMBER 2019 - Pharmacists reached a new milestone in the 2018-2019 flu season by administering more than 3 million flu shots, a 9% increase over the previous season and a continuation of strong gains since 2012-2013. These numbers from...

This year's Innovation Fund grant recipients

OCTOBER 2019 - Congratulations to this year's recipients of grants from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Innovation Fund, who received $125,000 in total funding. CFP has awarded three grants this year, in two fields of patient care that can...

Pharmacists: an untapped resource for mental health

Dan Burton

OCTOBER 2019 - A new study out of Alberta is looking to the pharmacist as a potential resource in helping assess and treat patients with mental health disorders in the community.

With the help of funding from the...

The pharmacist's role in medical cannabis

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 Laura Murphy  Olavo Fernandes

OCTOBER 2019 - Funding from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s Innovation Fund will see the development and study of a program to help community pharmacists identify and support patients...

Research pilots coaching with app for depression

Philippe Vincent

OCTOBER 2019 - Researcher Philippe Vincent and pharmacists at 30 community pharmacies hope to smooth the path to recovery for patients with depression through a ground-breaking research study funded in part by...

CFP Pharmacy Forum on Nov. 20: Building Bridges

This year's CFP Pharmacy Forum revolves around the theme, "Building Bridges for Better Care." Hear from industry experts as we envision the future of pharmacy and how to get there.

A panel of pharmacy leaders will discuss and debate how to...

Embracing Change: Birtle Pharmacy

Pharmacy Co-Owner Alison Desjardins

SEPTEMBER 2019Sometimes the path to positive change can begin by simply moving to a larger space. Alison Desjardins and her husband Steve became co-owners of Birtle Pharmacy in Birtle,...

Lifetime Achievement Award to the late Steve Long


SEPTEMBER 2019 - The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy (CFP) is honoured to recognize the late Steve Long with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Steve’s journey in pharmacy began almost 40 years ago, when he graduated from the...

The 2019 Pillar of Pharmacy: Sherry Peister

JULY 2019 – Sherry Peister, volunteer extraordinaire, Chair of Green Shield Canada and former pharmacy owner, is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's celebrated Pillar of Pharmacy Award. 

Sherry is truly a very...

Embracing Change: Pharmacy 101, Cobourg, Ont.

JUNE 2019 After 21 years in business, Pharmacy 101 in Cobourg, Ont., is proving that independent community pharmacies can still survive long-term if they meet their patients’ needs.

“Lots of the services we’ve developed over the years grew out...