PAS Member Benefits
Travel Benefits & More
PAS sends quarterly membership updates to CPhA for the benefits listed below.
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We’re excited to offer our members exclusive access to the Canadian Pharmacists Travel Affinity program. Enjoy below-market discounts on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the world with discounts averaging 10-20% below best available rates. Save time and money. Let us negotiate the best deals and comparison price for you.
Any hotel, any car, anywhere, anytime. Visit the website to receive your discount now.
Get fit and save with Goodlife Fitness
We’re investing in your health and wellness! Members can now join Goodlife Fitness for just $449 annually or $19.19 bi-weekly (plus taxes). Our corporate rate includes access to over 280 clubs across Canada, option to extend to up to four family members, towel service and more. Learn more and join today.
For more details, simply register for your GoodLife Fitness Corporate Membership using your PAS membership number today.
Another exciting benefit brought to you by PAS. This travel benefit allows members to experience a whole other way of travelling. VIA Rail Canada operates Canada’s national passenger railservice on behalf of the Government of Canada and provides a safe, cost-effective and environmentally responsible service from coast to coast. Receive a 5% discount for select fares when travelling on VIA Rail Trains.
PAS and BCPhA are pleased to offer members access to preferred rates on TELUS Mobility plans. Members can now enjoy a wide variety of benefits including $100 in bill credit for new activations and $50 bill credit for upgrades/renewals. Simply visit the BCPhA TELUS ordering page today and start receiving your member discount!
We’re pleased to offer members a 50% discount on a membership with APhA. For just $129 USD (regular $257 USD), you'll have access to all the benefits of APhA, including access to 80+ home study programs, critical news and information through Pharmacy Today and the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, as well as access to networking events and APhA's dynamic online community.
QID is an Online Pharmacy Practice Community, exclusive to Canadian pharmacists, technicians, and students. It allows you to easily and securely communicate with pharmacists across the country in dozens of Communities of Practice; collaborate on difficult cases, request and share advice on best practices, and easily keep pace with medical news. Visit QID right now and start communicating with pharmacists across Canada.
To create your own profile click on the GET STARTED link and use your own email address to register.
PAS ensures that members receive the necessary Liability Insurance required by the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals seeking licensure. Discounted rates and nation-wide coverage of $2,000,000 in Professional Malpractice Insurance (optional additional malpractice is available) are provided to member pharmacists. For all new membership and malpractice applications (with the exception of new pharmacy graduates) during the course of the policy period being July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, the premium will be fulling earned, meaning the full premium will be charged no matter the time of year.
Membership Assistance Program (Counselling)
PAS provides for pharmacists' health and well-being by offering personal support programs and assistance. Member pharmacists and their families receive up to a maximum of $500 in counseling services per membership year. Counseling through the Member Assistance program is completely confidential. Click here for more information about the Member Assistance Program.
Canadian Pharmacists Journal (CPJ)
- Complimentary print subscription (6 issues/year) and 24/7 online access to the Canadian Pharmacists Journal
Advocacy and Negotiations
PAS promotes the worth and value of pharmacists in all sectors of pharmacy practice including community, hospital, ambulatory and primary care. Our strategic plan outlines PAS' plan to deliver the best possible service, assistance and support members.
PAS works with the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals to ensure that when formal complaints are launched against pharmacists, proper and fair protocol and procedures are being followed.
Property and Personal Insurance Discounts
If you would like to participate in any plan(s) listed below or have any questions, please call Kevin Barros, Lothman Insurance at 1-800-667-9650, or locally in Saskatoon at 956-0820, or by e-mail.
- Home, Tenant and Condo Insurance
The above types of insurance are offered through Wynward Insurance at a group rate, which enables members' access to these plans at a lower cost than would otherwise be available.
- Individual Term Life and Disability
This insurance is offered through Manulife. The disability plan is very appealing to Pharmacists because of the regular occupation to age 65 definition in the policy wording. The disability plans can also be used to enhance a member's existing group disability insurance plan.
- Group Health and Dental Benefits
This insurance is available to individual pharmacists through Saskatchewan Blue Cross; the only stipulation is that the pharmacist must be working a minimum of 20 hours weekly on average.
- Commercial Pharmacy and Group
This insurance are available to Pharmacy owners.
- Critical Illness
This type of insurance is available to members and spouses. There is no medical underwriting required, only a six question application. Critical Illness Brochure and Critical Illness exclusive offer for PAS Members, Critical Illness Insurance Monthly Premiums and Application Form.
Professional Development Discounts (PAS and CPhA)
PAS ensures that pharmacists are provided access and information about upcoming professional development sessions and programs. PAS provides member pharmacists with practice tools and various publications like SMAP , Lab tests and Influenza Injections. (You must log in to have full access to those and further practice tools and resources).
PAS staff is also available to pharmacists for practice assistance, issues and concerns.
Conference Discounts (PAS and CPhA)
Members receive reduced rates on the Annual PAS Conference and the CPhA National Conference. These conferences provide pharmacists with the opportunity to access continuing professional development sessions, network with other pharmacists and pharmacy organizations representatives, discuss vital practice topics and also to have some fun!
Important professional practice and economic issues are communicated directly to PAS members through PAS it on Bulletins, website updates and social media. Members are also invited and encouraged to the PAS AGM and Issues forum for discussion and updates on relevant practice issues.
Individual Saskatchewan pharmacists who are PAS members are able to take advantage of CPhA benefits.
Members of PAS now also have access to:
- Significant discounts on continuing professional development programs and national conference registration. Depending on the program, these discounts can be worth hundreds of dollars in value. For example, you will save on CPhA's CPD programs:
- Complimentary subscription to the Canadian Pharmacists Journal, the oldest continuously published periodical in Canada.
- Updates and information via CPhA-sourced email newsletters and bulletins.
- Exclusive access to practical practice tools and resources for your pharmacy to help you improve workflow and productivity.
- Access to national and international research and reports that CPhA is involved in.
- New and archived webinars pharmacy practice webinars and pharmacy practice research webinars.
- And many more continuing professional development opportunities to come!
PAS Services and Benefits Chart 2019.pdf
2019‐2020 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program Participation
The Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) is registering pharmacies that plan to participate in the Province’s 2019‐2020 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program (the Program).More
Florinef Shortage Update
The Florinef shortage information is posted on behalf of medSask.More
Recently the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) sent out a communication about the SMAP audit done in February 2019. PAS wanted to follow up with some “quick tips” to assist with building on the improvement observed from previous audits.More
Congratulations Mike Stuber, Canadian Pharmacist of the Year!
Saskatchewan pharmacist, Mike Stuber, who specializes in HIV treatment and prevention is named the 2019 Canadian Pharmacist of the Year by CPhA.More