Pharmacy Appreciation Month: Recognizing the Role Pharmacy Professionals Play in Caring for their Communities

Posted:Mar 1st, 2022
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March marks Pharmacy Appreciation Month and the College would like to acknowledge the substantial contributions of Ontario’s more than 22,000 regulated pharmacy professionals to the health and well-being of patients in communities throughout the province.

Ontario’s pharmacies have provided significant support to our province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years and demonstrated their value to an integrated healthcare system. Alongside maintaining the public’s access to vital pharmacy services, pharmacy professionals stepped up to participate in the province’s COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to their communities.

Throughout the pandemic pharmacies adapted to evolving public health guidance, remaining open and accessible to their patients to deliver safe, competent and compassionate services that Ontarians have come to know and trust. As our health system evolves, there is no question that pharmacy, and its place within our health system, will evolve along with it in order to help make important health services more accessible for patients throughout the province.

The College would also like to acknowledge those pharmacy professionals who have engaged with the College by participating in focus or advisory groups, sharing their feedback through surveys or consultations, serving on the Board or on our Standing and Statutory Committees, sharing their stories through our various communication channels and by engaging and actively participating in the many initiatives aimed at promoting quality pharmacy care for all Ontarians. We are grateful for pharmacy professionals’ contributions, their dedication to improving the health of patients and their ongoing commitment to providing safe, quality care.

Thank you to Ontario’s pharmacy professionals, everywhere.

Watch the College’s Pharmacy Appreciation Month video: