Canadian Pharmacists' Association (CPhA) and PAS

Canadian Pharmacists Association logoPAS is pleased to be an Organizational Member of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and to share new member benefits with you as a result.

In June 2014 CPhA adopted a new governance and membership model that gives pharmacy a stronger pan-Canadian advocacy voice and the ability to respond quickly to changes affecting our profession and the health care system. All 10 provincial pharmacy advocacy associations, plus the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) and the Canadian Society of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) now belong to CPhA, and all members of those associations are CPhA Associates. The CPhA Board of Directors is made up of representatives from each of the CPhA Organizational Members, plus six individual skills-based representatives.

CPhA New Governance InfographicWhat this means to PAS members

CPhA no longer has individual pharmacist members; the only members of CPhA are the provincial and national associations themselves. However, as a member of PAS, you are able to take advantage of many new benefits through your membership.

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National Advocacy

This new partnership gives our profession an opportunity to speak with one strong, national voice when negotiating or representing the profession with:

  • Provincial government
  • Federal government
  • Pharmacy partners
  • Private payers & PBMs
  • Other health associations
  • Manufacturers

The greatest benefit of this new model for pharmacists and our association is advocacy for the profession: a strong national and united voice able to respond to national issues such as decisions  regarding health care provision, drug pricing reforms being  made by Canada's Premiers and Health  Ministers and stronger collaboration with other national provider groups and stakeholders.

News and Information

Stay up to date on the latest pharmacy news and information from across Canada and around the world.

  • International perspective on developments affecting pharmacy around the world through  CPhA's membership in the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and Pharmintercom
  • Details on CPhA's consultations and advocacy efforts with Health Canada, other federal;government departments, House of Commons and Senate committees and other national health care associations
  • Breaking news bulletins on national pharmacy issues that affect your everyday practice
  • National, cross-jurisdictional insights on advancing scope of practice and regulatory changes
  • Progress in pharmacy practice research, highlighting how Canadian and international pharmacists are turning knowledge into practice
  • Now available CPhA Update Newsletter

Canadian Pharmacists Journal (CPJ)

NEW! PAS members receive a complimentary print (6 issues/year) subscription and 24/7 online access to CPJ!

The Canadian Pharmacists Journal is the voice of pharmacy practice research in Canada, focusing on the evidence for pharmacist care. This peer-reviewed journal is published 6 times per year, and features original research, reviews, commentaries, evidence briefs, clinical practice guidelines and practice tools relating to advancing pharmacy practice towards patient-centred care and improving outcomes.

Save $160: PAS member price FREE; regular price $160

Valuable Programs and Services

Valuable Programs and Services

The continuing professional development registration process with CPhA is now quicker and easier for you to sign up for courses and take advantage of your member discounts.

Visit our online continuing education page for a list and links to professional development courses by CPhA.


Networking Opportunities

Primary Care Pharmacy Specialty Network (PC-PSN)

Free and exclusive access.

Join colleagues from across Canada in an online forum providing mentorship and support for pharmacists working in primary care settings. Email the Administrator to join.


How do I gain access to CPhA information and discounted services?

If you already have an account with CPhA:

  1. Login to CPhA using the account you have previously generated.
  2. You will now have automatic access to information and discounted products and services.

If you aren't sure if you have an account or you know you don't have an account with CPhA:

  1. Verify your email address using the information from your PAS account (the same email address will be used for both your PAS and CPhA accounts).
  2. Setup an online profile/account with the CPhA by going to Register with CPhA
  3. You will now have automatic access to information and discounted products and services.