Supporting Membership

This membership category is for pharmacists who are aged 65 and over, pharmacists who are resigned or on LTD benefits, pharmacists who are not currently practicing in Ontario, and non-pharmacists.  

$359.00 for 1 year

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Important Membership Notes:
  • Supporting categories are not eligible to vote at OPA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) or for Board elections. If this is important to you, select either the pharmacist or owner and manager category.  
  • Out of Province: Includes only those pharmacists living outside Ontario regardless of where they are practicing. Pharmacists who live in Ontario but practice outside of Ontario should choose the pharmacist category.  
  • The non-pharmacist category isfor individuals who are not pharmacy professionals but wish to support OPA and the pharmacy profession while enjoying member benefits. 

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Your Voice for Practice Excellence

OPA provides a unified voice for pharmacy professionals and your membership helps create a stronger impact. Advocacy efforts for pharmacy professionals are critical as demonstrated by the minor ailments prescribing scope expansion. OPA leverages the voice of pharmacy professionals to create meaningful change. We advocate for enhanced scope of practice, to improve patient care, and for efforts that have the profession’s long-term interests and longevity in mind. Your voice for practice excellence starts here. 

Up Your Protection with Insurance

Your Gateway to Exceptional Protection

During this transformative time in pharmacy, OPA’s leading professional liability insurance (PLI) goes above and beyond to protect you as you fulfill your professional duties. Kindly note, PLI is not included with OPA membership and needs to be added during the checkout process. Here are a few benefits of OPA’s PLI:  

  • Extended Reporting Period: Includes 3 years of coverage even after you retire*.  
  • Tribunal Legal Expenses: Options are inclusive of $50,000 to cover legal expenses incurred if you are required to appear before the Ontario College of Pharmacy Disciplinary Committee. A higher amount is available for an additional fee. Deductible applies.  
  • Criminal Action Extension: Covers you with legal defence expenses at OCP disciplinary hearings or complaints to OCP, as well as expenses if you are charged with criminal offences and the trial fails to result in a conviction.  
  • Scope of Practice: Automatically covers any changes in the scope of practice at no extra costs immediately after approval by the OCP. 

 

*provided upon request.  

Learn More about OPA’s PLI for Pharmacists.  

OPA members can select from a wide range of insurance products. With everything from auto and home, travel, and life insurance, select from more insurance products that protect you, your loved ones, and your valuables. Your gateway to exceptional protection starts here. 

Your Portal for Personal and Professional Perks 

OPA membership benefitsprovide you with the opportunity to rack savings that can be equal to or greater than your membership fees.   

  • Unlock exclusive discounts on top brands, products, services and more with OPA MemberPerks. In 2023 members collectively saved over $150K through OPA MemberPerks alone!   
  • Experience benefits for everyday life including Manulife banking, TELUS mobility and GoodLife Fitness.  
  • Prioritize your wellbeing with Focus Mental Wellness, offering convenient online video, text, and phone therapy.  
  • Earn extra income with Relief Buddy and elevate your practice with exclusive savings on Canadian Red Cross Training, Pharmacist’s Letter Canada and Vigilance Santé. 
Your Hub for Valuable Education

Professional Development (PD) helps boost your knowledge and expand your expertise. With numerous PD courses, there are programs to help advance your knowledge regardless of what stage of your career you’re in. 

  • With an OPA membership, you save up to 50% on more than 80 PD programs covering a broad range of topics. Plus, complete many programs remotely, on your own time.   
  • Receive a large discount through PD subscriptions— a curated bundle of top OPA courses for pharmacists. Complete the courses throughout the year. Learn more. 
  • Get access to various complimentary live webinars on timely pharmacy topics presented by distinguished speakers through The Right Dose series. 

Early-bird Incentives  

The early-bird bonus for 2024 OPA membership offers a chance to win 1 of the following: 

  • Apple Watch (3) – valued at approx. $329 ea.  
  • Ring Doorbell (3) – valued at approx. $195 ea.  
  • Air Fryer (3) – valued at approx. $159 ea.  
  • AirPods (3) – valued at approx. $177 ea.  

 Notes

  • Honourary and free memberships awarded as a result of other promotions are not eligible   
  • OPA Staff and Board members are not eligible. 
  • Draw will be held on Wednesday, December 13 at 4:00 pm.    
  • Prizes must be accepted as awarded.  
  • By accepting the prize, the winner agrees for their names to be published across OPA’s communication channels. 
  • Winners will be contacted by phone and email. If we are unable to reach the winners by close of business day on Wednesday, December 20th, OPA reserves the right to draw for another winner.