Canadian Pharmacists Association
The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA,) previously known as the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association, was founded in 1907 in Toronto, Ontario. CPhA is the national voice for Pharmacists in Canada, representing over 4,000 pharmacists practising in various fields of pharmacy in community, hospital, academia, government and corporate settings, plus an additional 3,000 pharmacy students. Its mission is to advocate for pharmacists and support its members to advance the profession and enhance patient outcomes. The CPhA Board of Directors is responsible for setting the broad direction of the association.
In 1923 CPhA became the publisher of the Canadian Pharmacists Journal, now Canada's oldest continuously published periodical.
CPhA’s publishing department produces the following evidence-based drug and therapeutic references:
- Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties
- Compendium of Therapeutic Choices
- Compendium of Products for Minor Ailments
- Compendium of Therapeutics for Minor Ailments
Blueprint for Pharmacy
The Blueprint Task Force was established in 2007 to define a vision and clear action plan for the future of pharmacy. The Task Force includes broad representation from pharmacy stakeholders across Canada. The Canadian Pharmacists Association is the Secretariat and provides project management support. The Vision for Pharmacy is: "Optimal drug therapy outcomes for Canadians through patient-centred care."
- Canadian Pharmacists Association 1907–2007, 100 Years of Leadership in Pharmacy, published by CPhA in 2007.