About OPA

The Ontario Pharmacists Association is committed to evolving the pharmacy profession and advocating for excellence in practice and patient care.

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Advocating for excellence in practice and care

Incorporated in 1966, OPA advocates on behalf of more than 20,000 pharmacy professionals in Ontario. The Ontario Pharmacists Association is committed to evolving the pharmacy profession and advocating for excellence in practice and patient care. With more than 10,000 members, OPA is Canada’s largest advocacy organization, and professional development provider for pharmacy professionals across Ontario. By leveraging the unique expertise of pharmacy professionals, enabling them to practise to their fullest potential, and making them more accessible to patients, OPA is working to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system. We are dedicated to working on behalf of patients, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students across the province to evolve the practice of pharmacy and advocate for the highest standards of professional excellence and fair compensation.

Our Mission

To advance the pharmacy profession as a vital healthcare provider through advocacy, innovation and support services.

Our Vision

To be a respected leader in the pharmacy profession focused on health and wellness.

Our Culture

OPA’s mission and vision are supported by strong foundational values that are proudly upheld by OPA leadership and team members. OPA is proud of the profession and the work we do to support it. Our staff and members are inspired to help pharmacy professionals improve healthcare for their patients and evolve the pharmacy profession.

Agility

Sensing and responding to change

Collaboration

Working together as one team to achieve our goal

Courage

Being able to face difficulty and challenge conventional thinking

Excellence

Consistently delivering quality of service

Innovation

Being open to explore new and bold ideas

Integrity

Being transparent and holding true to what we believe is honest and ethical

Respect

Listening, supporting and communicating directly and openly

Driving the healthcare sector

Ontario’s pharmacy sector plays an important role in the healthcare system and the Ontario economy
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Economic output in the Ontario pharmacy sector
Source: The Value of Pharmacy: An Economic Footprint in Ontario, The Conference Board of Canada, Feb 2018

The Landscape of Pharmacy in Ontario

Pharmacy professionals in Ontario contribute to patient care and the profession through communities, hospitals, academia and industry.

OPA Governance

Committes

Committees

Committees play an important role at the Ontario Pharmacists Association by supporting the work of our Board and helping to achieve its strategic plan.    The Association has three Board standing committees, four working group committees, and one task force. Each provides expertise on key initiatives and activities of the Association. To learn more about the function […]

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finance

Financial Statements

McCarney Group LLP audited the statement of financial position of the Ontario Pharmacists Association as at December 31, 2019, and the statement of operations of the General Fund and cash flows for the year then ended. Resources Audited Financial Statements

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OPA By-law

OPA activities and operations are governed by a Board-approved by-law.

Become a Pharmacist

A career in pharmacy offers many rewards and paths. Pharmacy is a people-oriented profession and provides the opportunity to engage with patients and help them to fulfil their healthcare needs. If you're considering a career in pharmacy, then you've come to the right place.

Become a Pharmacist

A career in pharmacy offers many rewards and paths. Pharmacy is a people-oriented profession and provides the opportunity to engage with patients and help them to fulfil their healthcare needs. If you're considering a career in pharmacy, then you've come to the right place.