Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the pharmacy profession is rapidly evolving at the forefront of health care. Pharmacy teams play a significant, growing role in caring for patients. The implementation of minor ailments prescribing is a major milestone and OPA is here to prepare and support you throughout the process.  

Joining OPA helps you be part of the greater pharmacy community, which is key to levelling up your career. Membership gives you access to a wide range of insurance plans, member benefits, and professional development programs. You also gain a strong voice in advocacy efforts —which ultimately makes a difference for the pharmacy profession and patients. As a member of OPA, you have a unique opportunity to shape the future of the pharmacy profession while accessing tools and resources that empower you to succeed.  

Advocacy

Over the last decade, OPA has advocated for minor ailments prescribing. Coming into effect in 2023, this change will have a improve patient care and raises the profile of the pharmacy profession. Collectively, OPA members strengthen advocacy efforts and make the voice of pharmacy stronger.

Professional Development

OPA’s PD offerings boost your confidence to deliver exceptional patient care. Developed by distinguished pharmacy educators, our live webinars, online programs and in-person events, make high-quality pharmacy education readily available. Members receive exclusive discounts.

Insurance

OPA’s insurance products are carefully designed for the specific needs of pharmacy professionals. OPA provides competitive group rates on life insurance, living benefits, auto and home insurance, travel insurance and more. OPA’s leading PLI automatically covers any changes in the scope of practice.

Member Savings

As an OPA member, you gain an exclusive selection of benefits that support your practice and add enjoyment to your leisure time. OPA partners with leading organizations, so you can conveniently take advantage of special offers and customized discounts.

Early Bird Draw

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Register by December 9, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. for a chance to win 1 of the following*:

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Choose Your Membership Category

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.

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.

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

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

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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*Early-bird Incentives 

The early-bird bonus for 2023 OPA membership offers a chance to win only 1 item in the following list of 12 prizes:  

  • 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 14 at 4:00 pm.   
  • Prizes must be accepted as awarded. 
  • By accepting the prize, the winner agrees for their names to be published across OPA’s communication channels. 

Winners will be contacted by phone and email. If we are unable to reach the winners by close of business day on December 21st, OPA reserves the right to draw for another winner.

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