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Language of Care Now Available on Find a Pharmacy or Pharmacy Professional

Published March 28, 2017, 8:54 a.m.

As part of the College's commitment to enhancing our Find a Pharmacy or Pharmacy Professional tool, we have recently ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published March 16, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #94: March 16, 2017

  • Guidance for Pharmacy Professionals Who Are Dispensing ...

Dispensing Mifegymiso® - Guidance for Pharmacy Professionals

Published March 7, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Health Canada originally approved the drug Mifegymiso®, a two-drug combination product that provides a non-surgical option for early abortion, in ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published March 2, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #93: March 2, 2017

  • New Opioids Practice Tool
  • Focus on Error ...

Jurisprudence Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

Published Feb. 28, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

Are you an applicant ready to write the Jurisprudence Exam? Applications are due April 1 for the upcoming May 16 ...


Do You Have a Practice Assessment Coming Up?

Published Feb. 24, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

If you are a designated manager who has received a notification of an upcoming practice assessment, please remember to do ...


College Closed on Family Day

Published Feb. 17, 2017, 3 p.m.

Please be advised that the College will be closed Monday, February 20 for Family Day.


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Feb. 17, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #92: February 16, 2017

  • Watch the Accountability (Fidelity) Code of Ethics ...

Update on the College's Initiative Regarding Mandating Third Party Medication Incident Reporting

Published Feb. 8, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

At the December 2016 College Council meeting, Council was unanimous in its support of requiring the reporting of medication incidents ...


Winter 2017 Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online!

Published Feb. 2, 2017, 10:19 a.m.

The Winter 2017 issue of Pharmacy Connection is now online!

Contents of this issue:

  • OCP Welcomes New Registrar
  • Bringing the ...

Principle of Accountability (Fidelity) Module Now Available

Published Feb. 1, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

The College has launched a new e-Learning module on the Principle of Accountability (Fidelity). This module explores the professional promise ...


New Video on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Published Jan. 31, 2017, 10:05 a.m.

The College offers a voluntary and confidential program called Alternative Dispute Resolution, or “ADR,” which is ideal for resolving certain ...


Annual Renewal Now Open - Due March 10, 2017

Published Jan. 23, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

The College’s online Member Annual Renewal is now available. No form will be mailed to you, however email reminders ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Jan. 19, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #85: January 19, 2017

  • Close-Up on Complaints: Pharmacy Technicians’ Professional Responsibilities ...

Notice to Pharmacies Providing Services to Long-Term Care Homes

Published Jan. 17, 2017, 2:23 p.m.

The College would like to remind Designated Managers and pharmacists providing services to long-term care homes of their obligations under ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Jan. 6, 2017, 11:57 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #84: January 6, 2017

  • Watch the Professional Boundaries Code of Ethics ...

College Closure for the Holidays

Published Dec. 23, 2016, 8:55 a.m.

The College office will be closed from December 23 at 5:00 pm and will re-open on Monday, January 2 ...


Professional Boundaries Module Now Available

Published Dec. 21, 2016, 3:53 p.m.

The College has launched a new e-Learning module on Professional Boundaries. This module discusses the responsibility that pharmacists and pharmacy ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Dec. 15, 2016, 5:10 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #83: December 15, 2016

  • New Authority for Vaccinations Now in Effect ...

Jurisprudence Application Deadline: January 1, 2017

Published Dec. 13, 2016, 8:48 a.m.

Are you an applicant ready to write the Jurisprudence Exam? Applications are due January 1 for the upcoming February 21 ...


New Authority for Vaccinations (Effective Dec 15)

Published Dec. 2, 2016, 2:25 p.m.

Amended regulations under the Pharmacy Act that permit pharmacist administration of selected vaccines were announced by the Minister of Health ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Dec. 1, 2016, 5:11 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #82: December 1, 2016

  • New Authority for Vaccinations (Effective Dec 15 ...

Code of Ethics: New Module and Continuity of Care Practice Example

Published Nov. 29, 2016, 2:14 p.m.

The College recently launched a new e-Learning module on Respect for Persons/Justice and a new video practice example on ...


One Week Left to Complete the College's Survey

Published Nov. 28, 2016, 3:15 p.m.

If you’re a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, please help the College understand how we can better communicate with you ...


OCP Appoints New Registrar

Published Nov. 24, 2016, 2:02 p.m.

Regis Vaillancourt, President of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), today announced the appointment of Nancy Lum-Wilson as Registrar and ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Nov. 22, 2016, 2:19 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #81: November 22, 2016

  • Let Us Know Your Thoughts! Please Complete ...

Survey: We’re Seeking Your Feedback on Ways to Better Communicate with You

Published Nov. 17, 2016, 4:18 p.m.

If you’re a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, please help the College understand how we can better communicate with you ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Nov. 15, 2016, 11:22 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #80: November 15, 2016

  • Survey: We’re Seeking Your Feedback on ...

Reminder: Seeking Feedback on Non-Sterile Compounding Standards

Published Nov. 7, 2016, 1 p.m.

The College is currently seeking feedback on the Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of Non-Sterile Preparations developed by the National ...


Orientation to Licensing for Internationally Educated Pharmacists

Published Nov. 7, 2016, 9:14 a.m.

HealthForceOntario is presenting an Orientation to Licensing for Internationally Educated Pharmacists on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

Attend this session to ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Nov. 4, 2016, 12:10 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #79: November 3, 2016

  • New Code of Ethics e-Learning Module and ...

New Code of Ethics e-Learning Module and Video Practice Example

Published Nov. 1, 2016, 8:50 a.m.

The College recently launched a new e-Learning module on non-maleficence (do no harm) and a new video practice example on ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Oct. 27, 2016, 10:59 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #78: October 27, 2016

  • Pharmacy Connection: Fall 2016

Media Reports Regarding Dispensing Errors

Published Oct. 21, 2016, 1:21 p.m.

There are currently media stories circulating relating to some extremely unfortunate circumstances resulting from medication errors involving pharmacy professionals. One ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Oct. 20, 2016, 4:50 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #77: October 20, 2016

  • Seeking Feedback on Non-Sterile Compounding Standards
  • Continuous ...

Reminder: Mandatory Fentanyl Patch Program Started October 1

Published Oct. 7, 2016, 3:49 p.m.

The regulations under Safeguarding our Communities Act (Patch for Patch Return Policy) took effect on October 1, 2016.

The mandatory ...


College Closed Oct 10 for Thanksgiving

Published Sept. 29, 2016, 11:36 a.m.

Please be advised that the College will be closed on Monday, October 10 for the Thanksgiving holiday.


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Sept. 29, 2016, 11:33 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #76: September 29, 2016

  • Medical Assistance in Dying – Frequently Asked Questions ...

Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Sept. 15, 2016, 2:47 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #75: September 15, 2016

  • Patch 4 Patch: Mandatory Fentanyl Patch Return ...

Jurisprudence Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Published Sept. 14, 2016, 10:58 a.m.

Are you an applicant ready to write the Jurisprudence Exam? Applications are due Oct 1 for the upcoming November 16 ...


Another Code of Ethics e-Learning Module Now Available!

Published Sept. 9, 2016, 11:16 a.m.

The College is pleased to launch another in a series of e-Learning modules developed to assist current and future pharmacists ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #74: September 1, 2016

  • New Educational Videos to Help You Practise ...

College Closed September 5 for Labour Day

Published Aug. 29, 2016, 2:34 p.m.

Please be advised that the College will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016, for Labour Day.


Non-Council Committee Member: Aug 31, 2016 Deadline

Published Aug. 24, 2016, 9:16 a.m.

If you’re interested in serving on a College committee, consider becoming a Non-Council Committee member. To ensure your application ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Aug. 18, 2016, 3:22 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #73: August 18, 2016

  • Close-Up on Complaints: Clear and Transparent Communication ...

Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Aug. 10, 2016, 2:44 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #73: August 10, 2016

  • Reminder: Naloxone Available Without a Prescription

Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Aug. 4, 2016, 3:29 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #72: August 4, 2016

  • New Regulations to the DPRA Came into ...

Summer 2016 Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online!

Published July 28, 2016, 10:58 a.m.

The Summer 2016 issue of Pharmacy Connection is now online!

Contents of this issue:

  • Special Message
  • Council Report
  • Code of ...

First Code of Ethics e-Learning Module Now Available

Published July 27, 2016, 7:45 a.m.

The College is pleased to launch the first in a series of e-Learning modules developed to assist current and future ...


College Closed August 1 for the Civic Holiday

Published July 26, 2016, 10:55 a.m.

Please be advised that the College will be closed on Monday August 1 for the Civic Holiday.


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published July 21, 2016, 11:31 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!
Issue #71: July 21, 2016

  • Council Election Underway in Districts K, L ...

Council Election Underway in Districts K, L, T, and TH

Published July 20, 2016, 8:47 a.m.

Members eligible to vote in the current College Council election should have already received an email invitation (from BigPulse) outlining ...


Become a Non-Council Committee Member

Published July 20, 2016, 8:46 a.m.

Are you interested in serving on a College committee? Consider becoming a Non-Council Committee member!

Committees require the appointment of ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published July 7, 2016, 3:58 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #70: July 7, 2016

  • Pre-Authorization No Longer Required for Destruction of ...

OCP Registrar Announces Retirement

Published July 4, 2016, 4 p.m.

A message from Esmail Merani, President and Regis Vaillancourt, Vice President, Ontario College of Pharmacists

It is with mixed emotion ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published June 27, 2016, 5:40 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #69: June 27, 2016

  • Naloxone Now Schedule II
  • Medical Assistance in ...

Updated Medical Assistance in Dying Guidance Document

Published June 27, 2016, 1:23 p.m.

Updated: June 27, 2016

On Feb. 6, 2015 — through the Carter v. Canada decision — the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC ...


Update on Naloxone: Now Schedule II

Published June 27, 2016, 1:39 a.m.

Updated June 27, 2016

In response to the influx of opioid related overdoses across Canada, a great deal of effort ...


New Video: How to File a Complaint

Published June 15, 2016, 3:07 p.m.

The College’s new video, “How to File a Complaint,” is designed to give you an overview of how to ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published June 10, 2016, 8:29 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #68: June 10, 2016

  • Updated Guidance on Physician-Assisted Death
  • Ministry Open ...

Career opportunity at the College

Published June 2, 2016, 12:39 p.m.

The College is currently seeking a highly motivated pharmacist to join our team as a Registration Advisor. The successful candidate ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published May 26, 2016, 1:23 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #67: May 26, 2016

  • Close-Up on Complaints: Medication Reconciliation Key in ...

Applications for 2016/2017 UIIP Now Open

Published May 26, 2016, 9:27 a.m.

Applications to participate in the 2016-2017 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) are now available on the Ministry of Health and ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published May 13, 2016, 6 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #66: May 13, 2016


  • Seeking Feedback on Proposed Implementation Timeline for ...

Seeking Feedback on Proposed Timeline to Implement Compounding Standards

Published May 13, 2016, 10:39 a.m.

The College is currently seeking feedback regarding the proposed two-year timeline to implement the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities ...


Career Opportunity at the College

Published May 12, 2016, 9:40 a.m.

The College is currently looking for a Hospital Practice Advisor to champion practice improvement initiatives.

As a Hospital Practice Advisor,  ...


Spring 2016 Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online!

Published May 6, 2016, 1:36 p.m.

The Spring 2016 issue of Pharmacy Connection is now online!

Contents of this issue: 

  • President’s Message
  • Council Report ...

Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published April 28, 2016, 10:48 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #65: April 28, 2016

  • A Wealth of Resources at Your Fingertips ...

Reminder: Pharmacy Accreditation Renewal - Due May 10, 2016

Published April 27, 2016, 2:45 p.m.

The College’s online Pharmacy Accreditation Renewal application is now available. No form will be mailed to you, however email ...


Apply to Become a PACE Assessor Today!

Published April 19, 2016, 8:47 a.m.

This is a rewarding new opportunity to give back and help shape the future of the pharmacy profession.


The College ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published April 18, 2016, 4:40 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #64: April 18, 2016

  • 2015 Annual Report
  • Focus on Error Prevention ...

2015 Annual Report

Published April 18, 2016, 3:13 p.m.

Please take a moment to browse through the College's 2015 Annual Report.

The report features highlights and trends from ...


Contract position available at the College

Published April 7, 2016, 9:42 a.m.

The College is currently piloting a new approach to assessing applicants’ readiness for practice. Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published April 1, 2016, 11:46 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #63: April 1, 2016

  • Open Consultation: Administration of Vaccines by Pharmacists ...

Seeking Feedback on Proposed Changes to the Pharmacy Act

Published March 30, 2016, 3:21 p.m.

The College is currently seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the Pharmacy Act Regulations that, if approved, would authorize pharmacists ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published March 17, 2016, noon

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #62: March 17, 2016

  • Focus on Error Prevention: Errors Involving Oral ...

Agenda & Materials for March Council Meeting

Published March 16, 2016, 9 a.m.

The March Council meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on March 29, 2016.

The agenda and materials are ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published March 3, 2016, 3:04 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #61: March 3, 2016

  • [Video] Evolution: The Necessary Shifts in Focus ...

Winter 2016 Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online!

Published Feb. 22, 2016, 8:25 a.m.

The Winter 2016 issue of Winter 2016 issue of Pharmacy Connection is now online!

Contents of this issue:

  • Registrar’s ...

Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Feb. 11, 2016, 1:21 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #59: February 11, 2016

  • Physician-Assisted Death: Preliminary Guidance
  • Play a Key ...

Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Feb. 4, 2016, 1:05 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #58: February 4, 2016

  • Apply to Become a College Assessor Today ...

Annual Renewal Now Open – Due March 10, 2016

Published Jan. 26, 2016, 12:24 p.m.

The College’s online Member Annual Renewal is now available. No form will be mailed to you, however email reminders ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published Jan. 21, 2016, 3:08 p.m.

The latest Issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue #56: January 21, 2016

  • Video: Understanding the College's New Practice ...

Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published Jan. 8, 2016, 1:12 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available.

Issue 55: January 7, 2016

  • Is it Enough to "Do No Harm ...

Latest e-Connect Now Available!

Published Dec. 23, 2015, 3:24 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available:

Issue 54: December 23, 2015

  • Helping You Prepare for a Practice Assessment ...

Welcoming Syrian Refugees: Resources for Practitioners

Published Dec. 23, 2015, 9:01 a.m.

As Syrian refugees continue to arrive and settle in communities throughout Ontario, ongoing updates and resources for healthcare practitioners and ...


Service Interruption: My Account and Find a Pharmacy/Pharmacist (Dec. 29-30)

Published Dec. 22, 2015, 1:38 p.m.

In an ongoing effort to serve you better, the College will be undergoing infrastructure upgrades and maintenance beginning on Tuesday ...


OCP Office Holiday Closure

Published Dec. 22, 2015, 9:04 a.m.

The College offices will close on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.

College Council and staff ...


New Fees in Effect January 1, 2016

Published Dec. 16, 2015, 3:56 p.m.

At their December 2015 meeting, Council approved changes to several College fees.

Changes are as follows:


For Applicants: Registration Fees ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Dec. 10, 2015, 3:59 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available:

Issue 53: December 10, 2015

  • New Code of Ethics for Profession of ...

Jurisprudence Application Deadline: January 1, 2016

Published Dec. 10, 2015, 3:58 p.m.

Are you an applicant ready to apply to write the Jurisprudence Exam? Applications are due Jan 1 for the upcoming ...


New Code of Ethics for Profession of Pharmacy

Published Dec. 9, 2015, 3:10 p.m.

Following an extensive collaboration and consultative process, a new Code of Ethics for the profession of pharmacy in Ontario was ...


Get a New Practice Tip Every Week on Twitter

Published Dec. 9, 2015, 12:04 p.m.

Wouldn’t it be nice to get a helpful practice tip from OCP each week? We just launched a new ...


Proposed Hospital Fees Reduced by Council

Published Dec. 8, 2015, 11:45 a.m.

In September, the College posted proposed amendments to its By-law No. 3 for public consultation.

The amendments supported changes to ...


Fall 2015 Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online!

Published Dec. 2, 2015, 9:27 a.m.

The Fall 2015 issue of Pharmacy Connection is now online!

Contents of this issue:

  • President's Message
  • Council Report ...

Agenda & Materials for December Council Meeting

Published Nov. 30, 2015, 8:35 a.m.

The December Council meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on December 7, 2015.

The agenda and materials are ...


Memo from Ontario's Minister of Health re: Syrian Refugee Crisis

Published Nov. 23, 2015, 9:45 a.m.

Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care circulated a memo to all health workers, health sector employers and other ...


Latest issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published Nov. 6, 2015, 12:09 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available:

Issue 50: November 5, 2015

  • Seeking Feedback on Proposed Changes to By0Law ...

New Video: Trust in the Care Your Pharmacist Provides

Published Nov. 6, 2015, 11:04 a.m.

As the regulating and registering body for the pharmacy profession in Ontario, it’s the College’s job to serve ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Oct. 23, 2015, 8:50 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available.

Issue 49: October 22, 2015

  • Code of Ethics Consultation Closing Soon: Let ...

Latest e-Connect Now Available!

Published Oct. 8, 2015, 3:47 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available:

Issue 48: October 8, 2015

  • Meet the New OCP Council
  • Have You ...

Council Elects New President and Vice-President

Published Oct. 1, 2015, 10:44 a.m.

The Council for the Ontario College of Pharmacists has elected Esmail Merani, R.Ph as President, and Regis Vaillancourt, R ...


Seeking Feedback on Proposed Revision to the Code of Ethics

Published Sept. 23, 2015, 8:19 a.m.

The College is currently seeking feedback on a significant revision to the profession’s Code of Ethics.


For more information and ...


Proposed Changes to By-Law No. 3 — Fees and Information on Public Register

Published Sept. 21, 2015, 12:01 p.m.

The College is currently seeking feedback on proposed amendments to its By-Law No. 3 related to changes in fees and changes ...


Follow-up to FDA warning issued for Becton-Dickinson (BD) Syringes

Published Sept. 18, 2015, 4:17 p.m.

On September 18, 2015 College Registrar, Marshall Moleschi, sent a letter to Hospital Pharmacy Directors in Public and Private Hospitals, Designated ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published Sept. 18, 2015, 12:19 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue 46: September 18, 2015

  • Hospital Practice Assessments Affecting Positive Change
  • Naturopathic ...

Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Sept. 4, 2015, 1:51 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue 45: September 3, 2015

  • New Video: Integrating Pharmacy Technicians into Community ...

Agenda and Materials for September 17 & 18 Council Meeting

Published Sept. 4, 2015, 9:02 a.m.

The September Council meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on September 17 and 18, 2015.

The agenda and ...


Attention: New Contact Information for Client Services

Published Sept. 1, 2015, 3:58 p.m.

Please be advised that the College’s Client Services department has recently been restructured into the following two branches. Please ...


Reminder from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Published Aug. 31, 2015, 12:46 p.m.

Earlier this summer, the College received a letter from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services requesting that we remind ...


Naturopathic Doctors Gain Prescribing Authority

Published Aug. 31, 2015, 11:31 a.m.

On July 1, 2015, the Naturopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed, meaning naturopathic doctors (NDs) have come under the umbrella of ...


Updated Memo from the CMOH re: Ebola Virus Disease

Published Aug. 31, 2015, 11:08 a.m.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) has issued an updated memorandum for all health care workers re: Ebola virus ...


Summer Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online

Published Aug. 27, 2015, 3:22 p.m.

The Summer 2015 issue of Pharmacy Connection is now available.

Contents of this issue:

  • Registrar's Message
  • 2015-2018 Strategic Framework ...

New Video: Integrating Pharmacy Technicians into Community Practice

Published Aug. 25, 2015, 8:59 a.m.

Pharmacy technicians are integral members of the pharmacy team that are responsible and accountable for their own scope of practice ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Aug. 20, 2015, 2:22 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available.

Issue 43: August 20, 2015

  • New CE Tool on Website a Wealth ...

District N and District H Council Election Results

Published Aug. 6, 2015, 2:12 p.m.

OCP Council elections were completed on August 5, 2015. 

In District N, the following candidates were elected: Gerry Cook ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Aug. 6, 2015, 2:12 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available.

Issue 42: August 6, 2015

  • Reminder: Practising to Standards Ensures Quality Care ...

Latest issue of e-Connect now available!

Published July 23, 2015, 11:44 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available:

Issue 41: July 23, 2015

  • Reminder: Expanded Scope Manual a Helpful Resource ...

Council Election Underway in District N

Published July 10, 2015, 9:01 a.m.

Members eligible to vote in the current College Council election will receive an email invitation (from BigPulse) later today outlining ...


Latest issue of e-Connect now available

Published July 10, 2015, 9 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available:

Issue 40: July 10, 2015

  • Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) and Dispensing — Required ...

Latest issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published June 24, 2015, 3:58 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available!

Issue 39: June 24, 2015

  • Proposed Amendments to the DPRA Approved by ...

Memo from Chief Medical Officer of Health RE: consumption of 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP)

Published June 19, 2015, 11:44 a.m.

On June 17, 2015 the Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a memo for all medical officers of health, health sector ...


Agenda and Materials for June 15 Council Meeting

Published June 8, 2015, 10:06 a.m.

The June Council meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on June 15, 2015.

The agenda and materials are ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published June 8, 2015, 10:03 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available.

Issue 38: June 8, 2015

  • Council Nominations — Are You In District H ...

Professional Development Opportunity: Optimizing Patient Care Videos

Published May 28, 2015, 9 a.m.

Optimizing Patient Care (OPC) is a five-year research and educational program developed by researchers and educationalists at the University of ...


Elections Information: Districts H and N

Published May 27, 2015, 12:05 p.m.

This year, the College is holding Council Elections for two seats in District H (hospital) and three seats in District ...


Interested in Serving on a College Committee?

Published May 27, 2015, 12:01 p.m.

Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, the College committee structure requires the appointment of members who are not elected members ...


Visit the Niagara Apothecary!

Published May 27, 2015, 11:57 a.m.

The Niagara Apothecary, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, is a replica of a typical 1869 pharmacy. Visit this beautiful mid-Victorian national historic ...


Spring Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online!

Published May 25, 2015, 10:53 a.m.

The spring 2015 issue of Pharmacy Connection is now available.

Contents in the spring issue:

  • President's Message
  • Visit ...

Applications for 2015/2016 UIIP Now Open

Published May 15, 2015, 3:47 p.m.

Applications to participate in the 2015-2016 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) are now available on the Ministry of Health and ...


Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published May 7, 2015, 4:20 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available.

Issue 36: May 7, 2015

  • Continuous Quality Improvement Benefits Patients in Community ...

Latest Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published April 23, 2015, 2:36 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available:

Issue 35: April 23, 2015

  • Questions on Record Keeping and Scanning Requirements ...

Pharmacy Accreditation Renewal - Due May 10, 2015

Published April 9, 2015, 10:13 a.m.

The College’s online Pharmacy Accreditation Renewal application is now available. No form will be mailed to you, however email ...


Ministry's Sexual Abuse Task Force Seeking Patient Input

Published April 8, 2015, 10:44 a.m.

The Minister's Task Force on the prevention of the Sexual Abuse of Patients and the Regulated Health Professions Act ...


2014 Annual Report

Published April 8, 2015, 9:44 a.m.

Please take a moment to browse through the College's 2014 Annual Report.

The report features highlights and trends from ...


eHealth Notice of Collection

Published April 8, 2015, 9:32 a.m.

eHealth recently published a Notice of Collection outlining their practices regarding collecting and using personal information about practitioners.

All practitioners should be aware ...


Survey for pharmacists: CE preferences

Published March 30, 2015, 2:42 p.m.

We want to hear from you!

As you know, a commitment to lifelong learning is a fundamental requirement of all ...


New Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published March 30, 2015, 9:15 a.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available.

Issue 33: March 30, 2015

  • New survey on continuing education
  • Reminder: Seeking ...

New Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published March 12, 2015, 4:07 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available.

Issue 32: March 12, 2015

  • Seeking feedback on proposed changes to the ...

Proposed changes to the Drug & Pharmacies Regulation Act (DPRA) regulations

Published March 10, 2015, 3:19 p.m.

The Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act (DPRA) legislation and its related regulations provide the framework for the Ontario College of ...


New Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published March 5, 2015, 12:09 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available

Issue 31: March 5, 2015

  • Community Pharmacists: Invited to participate in the ...

Winter Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online

Published Feb. 20, 2015, 10:24 a.m.

The winter 2015 issue of Pharmacy Connection is now available.

Contents of the fall issue:

  • Registrar's Message
  • Council Report ...

Memo from CMOH re: Measles Activity

Published Feb. 13, 2015, 8:59 a.m.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) released a memo on February 11, 2015 for health sector employers and health ...


New Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published Feb. 5, 2015, 1:44 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available.

Issue 29: February 5, 2015

  • Final reminder — College seeks feedback on By-law ...

Letter to Minister of Health: Patient Relations Program

Published Feb. 4, 2015, 11:16 a.m.

On January 23, 2015 the College responded to a letter from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care that requested ...


New Issue of e-Connect Now Available!

Published Jan. 22, 2015, 3:34 p.m.

The latest issue of e-Connect is now available.

Issue 28: January 22, 2015

  • Annual online member renewal now available
  • e-Connect ...

Annual Renewal Now Open – Due March 10, 2015

Published Jan. 22, 2015, 3 p.m.

The College’s online Member Annual Renewal is now available. No form will be mailed to your, however email reminders ...


New Issue of e-Connect Now Available

Published Jan. 9, 2015, 11:28 a.m.

The newest issue of e-Connect is now available:

Issue 27: January 9, 2015

  • Transparency remains a top priority in 2015 ...

College supports MOHLTC’s review of legislation to better protect patients

Published Dec. 18, 2014, 11:33 a.m.

The Ontario College of Pharmacists supports the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Dec. 16, 2014 announcement appointing a ...


Memo from CMOH re: Influenza Activity and Potentially Mismatched Strains

Published Dec. 16, 2014, 9:02 a.m.

On December 15, 2014, the Chief Medical Officer of Health circulated a memorandum for all health system partners regarding increased ...


Proposed changes to information available on the Public Register (College By-law No. 3)

Published Dec. 15, 2014, 11:42 a.m.

The College is currently seeking feedback on proposed amendments to its By-Law No. 3 (Phase Two) relating to information that ...


Fall Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online

Published Nov. 26, 2014, 3:43 p.m.

The fall issue of Pharmacy Connection is now available.

Contents of the fall issue:

  • President's Message
  • Council Report
  • The ...

Service Interruption to My Account and Find a Pharmacy/Pharmacist (Oct. 16-21)

Published Oct. 17, 2014, 9:16 a.m.

In our ongoing effort to serve you better, the College will be undergoing an operating system upgrade beginning on Thursday ...


Universal Influenza Immunization Program begins October 23, 2014

Published Oct. 10, 2014, 3:58 p.m.

Pharmacies who have been approved to participate in the 2014-2015 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) may begin immunizing patients with ...


Memo from CMOH re: global increase in MERS-CoV

Published Oct. 8, 2014, 1:16 p.m.

On October 6, the Chief Medical Officer of Health circulated an updated memorandum for healthcare providers and other health system partners ...


e-Learning Modules: ODBA and DIDFA

Published Oct. 8, 2014, 9:20 a.m.

e-Learning Modules: ODBA and DIDFA

The College is continuing to develop e-learning modules to support members’ understanding of the various ...


Memo from CMOH re: Enterovirus

Published Oct. 2, 2014, 9:32 a.m.

On October 2, 2014, the Chief Medical Officer of Health circulated an updated memorandum for Ontario health workers, health system ...


Council for the Ontario College of Pharmacists elects President and Vice-President

Published Sept. 29, 2014, 12:10 p.m.

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) has elected Mark F. Scanlon, R ...


Proposed changes to information available on the Public Register (College By-law No. 3)

Published Sept. 19, 2014, 10:31 a.m.

The College is currently seeking feedback on proposed amendments to its By-Law No. 3 relating to information that is posted ...


Jurisprudence Exam Applications due October 1

Published Sept. 19, 2014, 8:12 a.m.

The Jurisprudence Exam is an entry-to-practice requirement for all pharmacist and pharmacy technician applicants in Ontario. The exam is offered ...


Video: The Role of the Ontario College of Pharmacists

Published Sept. 18, 2014, 3:05 p.m.

The following is a short video developed for members of the public to help clarify the role of the Ontario ...


Video: Helpful Resource for Accurate Narcotics Reconcilations

Published Sept. 18, 2014, 8:24 a.m.

The College has developed a quick, easy-to-follow video which illustrates the general process for completing accurate reconciliations, highlights best practices to ...


Attention International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs)

Published Sept. 9, 2014, 9:29 a.m.

Beginning August 20, 2014, all international pharmacy graduates (IPGs) who wish to obtain a licence to practice pharmacy in Ontario will ...


Summer Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online

Published Aug. 21, 2014, 1:19 p.m.

The Summer issue of Pharmacy Connection is now available.

Contents of the Summer issue:

  • Registrar's Message
  • Council Report
  • Council ...

Council Election Results: Districts M, P and By-Election in District T

Published Aug. 8, 2014, 8:31 a.m.

Council election for District M, P and by-election in District T is now closed and the results are in!

Congratulations ...


e-Learning Module: CDSA and NSAA

Published Aug. 7, 2014, 11:51 a.m.

To support members’ understanding of the various regulations that govern pharmacy, the College is developing a series of e-learning modules ...


Government Reintroduces Legislation Authorizing OCP Oversight of Hospital Pharmacies

Published July 22, 2014, 3:53 p.m.

On July 22, 2014 the government of Ontario reintroduced legislation that, if passed, will give the Ontario College of Pharmacists ...


Attn: Methadone Dispensing Pharmacies – Important OCP and OPDP Policy Revisions

Published June 24, 2014, 10:54 a.m.

At their meeting on June 16, 2014, College Council approved a revised Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) and Dispensing Policy that ...


Revised Policy: Medical Directives and the Delegation of Controlled Acts

Published June 19, 2014, 10:08 a.m.

At their meeting on Monday, June 16, College Council approved a revised policy respecting Medical Directives and the Delegation of ...


Jurisprudence Exam Applications due July 1

Published June 9, 2014, 12:11 p.m.

The Jurisprudence Exam is an entry-to-practice requirement for all pharmacist and pharmacy technician applicants in Ontario. The exam is offered ...


Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) Applications Open

Published June 5, 2014, 3:12 p.m.

Applications to participate in the 2014-2015 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) are now available on the Ministry of Health and ...


Spring Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online

Published June 4, 2014, 1:16 p.m.

The Spring issue of Pharmacy Connection is now available.

Contents of the Spring issue:

  • President's Message
  • Council Report
  • The ...

Archived Webcast of District Meeting Now Available

Published May 16, 2014, 9:06 a.m.

In May 2014, College Registrar Marshall Moleschi and Dr. Zubin Austin, Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto ...


Pharmacy Accreditation Renewal — Due May 10, 2014

Published April 7, 2014, 11:32 a.m.

The College’s online Pharmacy Accreditation Renewal application is now available. No form will be mailed to you, however email ...


Council Report — March 2014

Published March 31, 2014, 8:33 a.m.

The March 2014 Council Report is now available for reference.


2013 Annual Report

Published March 20, 2014, 11:28 a.m.

The Ontario College of Pharmacists’ 2013 Annual Report is now available online. In keeping with the College’s environmental initiatives ...


Winter Issue of Pharmacy Connection Now Online

Published Feb. 27, 2014, 12:15 p.m.

The Winter 2014 issue of Pharmacy Connection is now available.

Contents of the Winter issue:

  • Registrar's Message
  • Council Report ...

Jurisprudence Exam Applications due April 1

Published Feb. 20, 2014, 8:09 a.m.

The Jurisprudence Exam is an entry-to-practice requirement for all pharmacist and pharmacy technician applicants in Ontario. The exam is offered ...


e-Learning Module: Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act (DPRA)

Published Feb. 13, 2014, 8:23 a.m.

The College recently launched the first in a series of e-learning modules that will support applicants and members as they ...


Annual Renewal Now Open — Due March 10, 2014

Published Jan. 22, 2014, 10:51 a.m.

The College’s online Member Annual Renewal is now available. No form will be mailed to you, however email reminders ...


New Website Launches

Published Jan. 22, 2014, 10:51 a.m.

The College recently launched its newly re-designed website — organized to provide users with quick and easy access to the most ...


Legislation provides RNs and RPNs authority to dispense a drug

Published Jan. 1, 2014, 11:03 a.m.

As of January 1, 2014, RNs and RPNs have access to the controlled act of dispensing a drug. They will ...


Council Report — December 2013

Published Dec. 18, 2013, 9:22 a.m.

The December 2013 Council report is now available for reference.


New Legislation to Authorize OCP Oversight of Hospital Pharmacies

Published Oct. 10, 2013, 8:34 a.m.

Earlier today the Ontario government announced the introduction of proposed legislation that would allow the Ontario College of Pharmacists to ...

Council for the Ontario College of Pharmacists elects President and Vice-President

Published Sept. 30, 2013, 3:06 p.m.

September 30, 2013 - At the September Council meeting of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), Tracey Phillips, R.Ph., was ...

Council Report - September 2013

Published Sept. 19, 2013, 8:41 a.m.

The September 2013 Council report is now available for reference.


Inspection Outcomes Posted

Published Sept. 6, 2013, 8:36 a.m.

As of September 2013 the status and/or outcome of inspections of drug preparation premises (DPP) are posted on the ...

Council approves amendments to College by-law regarding public register of pharmacies

Published May 10, 2013, 3:19 p.m.

At the special meeting of Council on May 10, 2013, Council unanimously approved a proposed by-law amendment that permits the ...