Innovation Grant Supports Pharmacies Connecting with Schools

On January 1st, the Protection of Students with Life-Threatening Allergies Act will come into effect. Working collaboratively with both the Ministries of Health and Education, RxA is pleased to be able to support pharmacies and pharmacists as they connect and engage with Alberta schools in support of student safety and to identify other opportunities where pharmacists may help provide healthcare information, resources, and supports for students.

Over the next few weeks you may begin to receive requests from school representatives looking to purchase an Epipen(s) for their school. Pharmacies will be able to identify these authorized school representatives as they will be presenting an authorization form to enable this process. As you form these relationships, we hope you will apply for the Pharmacy Practice Innovation Grant and use the resources to identify other opportunities that your pharmacy team can use to support the school. RxA will use the knowledge gained from your participation to continue our work to advocate for expanded roles and support for the value that pharmacists bring to the communities you serve.

For further information please contact Krystal Wynnyk at or by phone 587.756.8720.

Are you a pharmacist with an innovative idea for practice?  Looking to get your idea in front of your peers and gain recognition for being a leader in innovation?

Do you do point of care testing?  Maybe you provide unique patient services outside of your pharmacy? Perhaps you work with a unique population!

If so, RxA is pleased to announce new grant funding available to pharmacists as part of the Pharmacy Practice Innovation Grant. This grant is intended to support community pharmacists and their development of innovative practice to enhance the delivery of healthcare and/or demonstrate the value of an existing unique practice.

To be eligible as a qualified applicant, pharmacy practice innovation projects must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be led by a pharmacist on the clinical register with the Alberta College of Pharmacy and;
  • Must practice in a pharmacy that has an Alberta Blue Cross Pharmaceutical Services Provider Agreement (ABCPSPA) in place.

Successful projects will:

  • Be current, specific innovative pharmacy practice that seeks to provide programs and services for Albertans in the community not currently reimbursed for clinical pharmacy services.
  • Must evaluate the delivery and impact of patient care prior to and following implementation of the project.
  • Must agree to participate in knowledge transfer activities upon completion of the project.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Krystal Wynnyk, Manager of Pharmacy Programs and Special Projects, to indicate their expression of interest at or 587.756.8720.

Begin the application process here.