The Ontario Pharmacists' Association (OPA) represents the views and interests of more than 14,500 pharmacists and pharmacists-in-training across the province. We work to inspire excellence in the profession and practice of pharmacy, and to promote wellness for patients.
Our members work in community pharmacies, family health teams, long-term care facilities, hospitals, universities, business and government, and practice in more than 3,000 clinical settings.
Pharmacists are healthcare professionals with a unique expertise in medication management. They are responsible not only for the procurement and dispensing of medications, but also for their safe and effective use in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health and wellness.
The Association's advocacy work focuses on efforts to ensure that pharmacists are able to practice to their fullest potential, and that the value of their services is recognized.
In addition to advocating on behalf of pharmacists and their patients, OPA provides a wide range of innovative continuing education programs for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. The Association owns and operates the Drug Information and Research Centre, Canada's leading provider of evidence-based drug information. Services include a call centre that responds to more than 55,000 drug inquiries each year, outsourced medication information services for pharmaceutical companies and other organizations, medical writing, and drug information publications.