Awards and Recognition

Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare practitioner located in almost every community in Alberta. Pharmacists provide primary care, participate in public health and provide essential health services to all Albertans. Alberta Pharmacists are part of thousands of good news stories occurring every day that we do not hear about enough. These happen in community pharmacies, clinics, hospitals, long term care settings, research facilities, policy rooms and even in the homes of Albertans.

Recognizing and celebrating the positive impacts that pharmacists make every day is a source of pride, purpose and engagement.


The Alberta Pharmacy Excellence (APEX) Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta. Initiated in August 2007, the awards were jointly funded, promoted, and presented by the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP) and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) until 2021. RxA is now the independent host of the APEX awards.

Learn more about RxA’s APEX Awards


RxA ‘s Advancing the Profession Scholarship

The Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) in partnership with TD Insurance and the Canadian Pharmacists Benefits Association will award up to two scholarships annually, as well as registration to one of RxA’s two professional development conferences to a candidate(s) who demonstrate the leadership skills and professional insight to advance pharmacy practice in Alberta.

Congratulations to Ethan Swanson, who was awarded the 2021 Advancing the Profession scholarship sponsored by RxA and the Canadian Pharmacists Benefits Association. Read Ethan’s winning essay here.

Congratulations to Nils Moser, who was awarded the 2021 Advancing the Profession scholarship sponsored by RxA and TD Insurance. Read Nils’s winning essay here.

Learn more about RxA’s Advancing the Profession Scholarship


RxA’s New Horizons Scholarship 

The Association has created RxA’s New Horizons Scholarship to support internationally trained pharmacists enrolled in the CCPP program. The scholarship will be awarded to a candidate(s) who shows understanding of the role of RxA in Alberta pharmacy practice and how they will support the profession, once licensed.

Learn more about RxA’s New Horizons Scholarship