What is the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan (PAS)?

Governed by an elected Board of Directors who provide strategic oversight and advice, the Pharmacists' Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) is non-profit, membership-based and represents pharmacists and pharmacies in Saskatchewan

Our vision

Saskatchewan healthcare outcomes are improved through the application of the full scope of pharmacy practice.

Our mission

We advocate for the advancement of the profession of pharmacy through:

  • Promotion of the profession
  • Contribution to healthcare through pharmacist and patient programs and services
  • Supporting the economic viability of pharmacies
  • Member benefits, education and support
  • Strategic communications and stakeholder relations

Our history


The Saskatchewan Pharmaceutical Association is formed.


The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) School of Pharmacy is established in Saskatoon under the directorship of Alexander Campbell.


The U of S School of Pharmacy is renamed the College of Pharmacy.


The minimum educational requirement to become a registered pharmacist in Saskatchewan is set at four years.


The Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is founded.


The first edition of the Compendium of Pharmaceutical Specialties (CPS) is made available. It contains 600 monographs. The 2010 edition has 2200 monographs and weighs over 8lbs!


The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program at the U of S is revised: students must complete one year of university training before entering the 4 year Pharmacy program.


The College of Pharmacy at the U of S is renamed the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.


The Representative Board of Saskatchewan Pharmacists (RBSP) is formed.


The RBSP becomes fully independent and autonomous from the Saskatchewan Pharmacists Association (SPhA) and relocates to Regina.


The SPhA changes its name to the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists (SCP)


The secure patient on-line medication record system Pharmaceutical Information Program (PIP) is made available to health care professionals across the province, greatly improving patient safety.


RBSP changes its name to the Pharmacists’ Association of Saskatchewan (PAS).


Blueprint for Pharmacy: Vision for Pharmacy, a national model and implementation plan for pharmacy practice is completed.


Pharmacists in Saskatchewan granted prescriptive authority to prescribe prescription medications for refills, emergency supplies and minor health ailments.


Pharmacists gain access to patient lab values and immunization records within pharmacies.