Assistance for Members

The College has offered a confidential assistance program offering intervention, assessment, and monitoring to its members experiencing work/life stress, concerns about their mental health or substance use problems since 2004.

The Ontario College of Pharmacists has recently entered into an agreement with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to provide case management, and monitoring for its members. The primary objective is to ensure that members receive appropriate treatment and monitoring and remain in stable recovery thereby allowing them to practise safely when they return to a practice environment. The CAMH program — the Ontario Pharmacy Support Program — is available to all pharmacists, pharmacist interns and students, and to all pharmacy technicians.

Access to the service can be directly and anonymously by the member or can be facilitated by the College. There is no cost to the member for the service; the cost is paid by the College