OPA doesn’t just assist with your pharmacy career—it is a starting point to empower you to thrive. Every membership benefit and offering is designed with the specific needs of pharmacy professionals in mind so you get the support you need to achieve your personal and professional goals and provide exceptional care to your patients. 

During the height of the pandemic, pharmacies remained open and ready to assist patients. Recognized as essential health care providers, the pandemic highlighted the vital role that pharmacy professionals play in our health care system. COVID-19 has transformed public viewpoints of pharmacy and emphasized the impact they have on the care and wellbeing of Ontarians. OPA has built a solid foundation to support and advocate for pharmacy professionals. We are committed to advancing the profession and representing the voices of thousands of changemakers, leaders, advocates, and providers. 

Pharmacy Starts Here.

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Win an Apple iPad with Our Early Bird Draw

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Join or renew your OPA membership by December 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. for a chance to win 1 of 2 Apple iPads.*

Choose Your Membership Category

Pharmacist

Pharmacist

You may choose this category if you are a pharmacist in Part A or Part B in Ontario and are a:

  • Staff/Relief pharmacist working in community
  • New practitioner in the first four years of your pharmacy career (eligible for affordable, tiered pricing)
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist working in government, college, professional association, industry, academia etc.)

Pharmacists 65+ have the option to select the Supporting category below.

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Pharmacy Technician and Assistant

Pharmacy Technician and Assistant

You may choose this category if you are a registered pharmacy technician, pharmacy assistant or registered technician student.

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Owner and Manager

Owner and Manager

You may choose this category if you are a pharmacist in Part A or Part B in Ontario AND you are a community pharmacy owner or work as a manager in a pharmacy setting (except in hospital). 

  • Owners or Managers who are still new practitioners (in the first four years of their pharmacy career) may choose Pharmacist Category for affordable, tiered pricing. 
  • Owners or Managers who are 65+ have the option to select the Supporting category below.
  • OPA offers a range of valuable benefits for pharmacy owners that are only available as part of Owners Bundle.

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Student

Student

You may choose this category if you are a pharmacy undergraduate student, intern, resident, IPG student or postgraduate student. 

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Supporting

Supporting

You may choose this category if you are a:

  • Pharmacist in Part A or Part B in Ontario and are 65+ years of age 
  • Pharmacist practicing outside of Ontario
  • Resigned or on LTD benefits
  • Non-pharmacist

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Membership Benefits

Advocacy

Defending and advancing the profession through strong government and public relations

Education

Member exclusive discounts on high-quality professional development programs and events

Savings

Discounts on professional tools, electronics, local restaurants and attractions & more

Protection

Group rates for best-in-class professional liability insurance and other insurance products

Resources

Member communications, tools, FAQs and other guidance documents to support your practice

Highlights of the Many Feats OPA Has Accomplished in the Last Year:

Looking Ahead, OPA Will Work To: 

  • Expansion of scope for pharmacy professionals to administer COVID-19 vaccines   
  • Successful negotiation for funding for administration of COVID-19 vaccines through pharmacies 
  • Regulatory amendments to enable registered pharmacy students, pharmacy interns, and pharmacy technicians to conduct point-of-care antigen testing  
  • Launch of the OPA LEAD program to empower and educate early-career pharmacy professionals beyond clinical knowledge  
  • Upgrade of email communications to better serve and meet the needs of members
  • Increase of commitments to support pharmacy professionals with mental health and wellbeing  
  • Advancements in the Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) and increased remuneration for influenza vaccines through pharmacies  
  • Amplify advocacy efforts to enable pharmacy professionals to work to their full potential through expansions of scope while also ensuring fair and reasonable funding  
  • Support long term stability for the profession by continuing to work with key stakeholders and government
  • Develop a greater degree of unity and engagement across the profession 
  • Improve workplace standards for pharmacy professionals  
  • Execute immersive conference and event experiences  

What OPA Members Say About Value of Membership

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*Early Bird Draw Terms and Conditions:

  • The early bird bonus for 2022 membership is a chance to win 1 of 2 iPads.
  • Two prizes of an Apple iPad (Apple 8th Gen iPad 10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, A12 Bionic Chip, 128 GB, iPadOS 14, Space Grey) selected from members who have paid for their 2022 membership by midnight on December 17, 2021.
    • one to be awarded to a member from the Pharmacist or Owners and Managers categories
    • one to be awarded to a member from the Student, Supporting or Technician categories.
  • Honourary and free memberships awarded as a result of other promotions are not eligible. OPA Staff and Board members are not eligible.
  • Draw will be held on Wednesday, December 22 at 4:00pm.
  • Prizes must be accepted as awarded.
  • Winners will be contacted by phone and email. If we are unable to reach the winners by close of business on December 30th, OPA reserves the right to draw another winner.
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