CPhA Structure Change


Benefit to RxA Members


On June 1, 2014, CPhA members voted in favour of moving to a new governance structure. Under the new structure for CPhA, Canada’s provincial pharmacy advocacy associations and select national pharmacist associations will comprise the membership of CPhA. Representatives from those member associations, as well as up to six individual members with skills deemed important to help guide CPhA's future success, will form the CPhA Board of Directors and vote at Annual General Meetings. 


The CPhA Board recognized the need to strengthen the voice of pharmacy in Canada and consulted with other pharmacist associations to develop a new governance structure. Collectively we will have a stronger advocacy voice for the profession. CPhA and its member organizations will have greater capability to respond quickly to the changes affecting our profession and the healthcare system.


On June 2, RxA along with, Ontario Pharmacists Association, Pharmacists’ Association of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick Pharmacists’ Association each signed a memorandum of understanding confirming their commitment to become the first four provincial associations to join CPhA. Several other organizations are expected to join this year. The RxA Board has appointed one of our current Board Members, Neil Cameron, to be our CPhA Board representative. 


Individual pharmacists who are members of RxA will automatically belong to CPhA as Associates. You will receive additional benefits by belonging to RxA as a CPhA Associate, including large discounts on continuing education programs. For example, RxA members will save $300 on CPhA’s new lab values course, $200 on QUIT smoking cessation and $600 on ADAPT. As well, weekly e-Therapeutics Highlights CE will be a new member benefit.


More details on what this means for RxA members will be provided in the weeks ahead. RxA membership fees will remain the same and will now include additional benefits along with Associate membership to CPhA.  We’re making specific arrangements for fees paid by those pharmacists who are currently both members of CPhA and RxA. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact RxA at rxa@rxa.ca or 780.990.0326 extension 8722.


You can also visit the CPhA website for information here:

Frequently Asked Questions - CPhA's New Governance & Membership Model