The 2022 OPA conference is an experience you don’t want to miss! This year, the conference is virtual with an in-person social event so you can catch up with colleagues and friends.


Owner & Pharmacist

$ 299
  • Earn up to 10 CEUs

New Practitioner

$ 199
  • Earn up to 10 CEUs
  • Must Use Promo Code: NPSAVE22

Technician & Student

$ 149
  • Earn up to 10 CEUs

General Admission

$ 549
  • Earn up to 10 CEUs

The Networking and Social Boat Cruise is included in your conference pass purchase.
Bring a guest to the social event for an additional $99!

The Ontario Pharmacists Association’s (OPA) Unite to Ignite virtual conference is dedicated to bringing the top minds together to learn, share, and discuss all things pharmacy. More than ever, pharmacy practice is shifting, and pharmacy teams are playing a pivotal role in patients’ health care. The conference is your opportunity to discuss challenges, share ideas, expand your professional development and connect with leading experts so that you are prepared for what’s next.

With an immersive virtual conference experience, you’ll be able to easily connect with hundreds of other attendees, OPA staff, and presenters. Meet face-to-face with any attendee or exhibitor, gather in small groups in one of our networking lounges for topical discussions or just to connect with an old friend. Also, earn points towards prizes on an interactive leaderboard and watch live demonstrations from some of our exhibitors in a dedicated space. PLUS, on July 9th, join us for an in-person social event onboard a luxury boat where you can engage and connect with others in a relaxed setting. You can also purchase an additional pass for an extra guest.

Here’s What You Can Expect:

An eventful day filled with valuable learning opportunities. Hear from keynote speakers, Jessica Holmes and Nav Bhatia, select from ten engaging tailored sessions, and participate in Q&As.
Networking lounges and exhibitor halls where you can connect with colleagues and gain insights into the latest services, tools and technologies related to pharmacy.
Experience a first-class virtual conference event with community building, virtual lunches, coffee breaks, and fun games.
Extended access to all conference content for 45 days, so if you miss a session, want to download a speaker’s presentation, or follow up with an exhibitor you can easily view a playback.


Conference-Social and Networking

The last two years have expanded the profession like never before. The conference social event is your opportunity to kick-back relax and come together with the pharmacy community to share stories and network. Hop aboard a luxury boat where you’ll be able to take in Toronto’s scenic waterfront while being wined, dined, and entertained. The conference social event will take place on July 9th. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic all current COVID-19 protocols at the time of the event will be followed. 

Saturday July 9, 2022

OPA Social Event Boat Cruise, Northern Spirit

Boarding 6:30 p.m. | Cruising 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Final Disembark 10:30 p.m.

207 Queens Quay West (at the foot of York St).


Jessica Holmes

Celebrated Comedian | Author | Mental Health Advocate



Understanding Mental Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny

The negative stigma surrounding mental illness leads to more unnecessary suffering for the one in five working Canadians dealing with mental health conditions. And the stress and isolation of COVID-19 has led to higher rates of burnout and presenteeism. It’s time to talk but discussing mental health doesn’t have to be heavy or burdensome.

Comedian and Bell Let’s Talk ambassador Jessica Holmes breaks down the stigma by using heart and humour to share her experience with depression. She weaves comedy, characters, and music to bring understanding and hope to a serious subject, describing how she went from successful entertainer who opened for Oprah Winfrey to couch potato who slept more than the cat!

Holmes shares the lessons she wrote about in her heartwarmingly funny book Depression The Comedy to motivate your team to prioritize their well-being. Your team will learn:

  • Where to begin if they or someone they know is struggling.
  • How a small shift in perspective can increase their fulfillment and happiness at work.
  • Simple, achievable steps to improve mental health.
  • How to reconnect with their greater potential through a values exercise.
  • That no one is alone, and we’re all entitled to a sense of well-being.

Holmes’ story, which has a deeply happy ending, leaves your team with a better understanding of mental illness, more empathy and understanding for those suffering with it, and that wonderful feeling you get from belly laughs.

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Nav Bhatia is best known as the Official Toronto Raptors Superfan. He has not missed a home game since the inception of the team in 1995. He can be seen at the Air Canada Centre and quite a few road games sitting in his now famous courtside seat next to the basket. In 2015 Nav was also appointed to the role of Raptor`s Community Ambassador and asked to report to the Global Ambassador, Drake, as they look to spread the love of Basketball and the Toronto Raptors.

Nav Bhatia immigrated to Canada from India with a mechanical engineering degree in 1984. After overcoming significant prejudice and obstacles as a Sikh, today he boasts successful business enterprises and the coveted title of “Superfan” of the Toronto Raptors.

On his first day of work as a car salesperson, Nav had racially offensive jokes and name-calling directed at him because he was wearing a turban. He made a choice. Rather than fight back with insults, Nav took a positive route by letting his hard work do the talking. He sold 127 cars in just ninety days. It’s a record that stands to this day. He did it the old-fashioned way, by being honest (and yes, some catchy radio ads). Nav soon became the manager and today owns that dealership along with two others in Ontario.

He’s known as the Official Raptor’s Superfan, and recently was given the title Raptor`s South Asian Community Ambassador working alongside superstar Drake. Sitting in courtside seat A12, Nav can often be seen cheering enthusiastically or sharing words of encouragement with players on both teams. 


Nav Bhatia

Raptors Superfan | Canadian Businessman | Philanthropist 


Accredited for 10 CEUs. Earn credits by viewing the education sessions after the conference!


This conference is accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy.


If you are interested in becoming an advertiser, sponsor or exhibitor at the Ontario Pharmacists Association’s 2022 virtual conference, Unite 2 Ignite,

please contact Yuliana Paspalovski at [email protected].


8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Welcome Message
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Opening Keynote Speaker with Q&A Session – Jessica Holmes
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Open Networking Lounge/Exhibit Hall
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Concurrent Education Sessions
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Virtual Coffee Break/Networking Lounge/Exhibit Hall
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.Virtual Lunch/Networking Lounge/Exhibit Hall
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Education Session/Demo Rooms/Networking Lounge/Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Education Session
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Virtual Coffee Break/Networking Lounge/Exhibit Hall
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open Networking Lounge/Exhibit Hall
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closing Keynote Speaker with Q&A Session – Nav Bhatia
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Open Networking Lounge/Exhibit Hall
Conference2022-Banner – Lunch and Break


If you are interested in becoming an advertiser, sponsor or exhibitor at the Ontario Pharmacists Association’s 2022 virtual conference, Unite 2 Ignite,

please contact Yuliana Paspalovski at [email protected].


Cancellation Policy: All changes and/or cancellations must be submitted in writing to [email protected] before May 13, 2022. All changes and/or cancellations made on or before May 13, 2022 will be subject to a 25% administrative fee. All changes and/or cancellations made on or after May 13, 2022 is not subject to any refund.

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