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Technician and Assistant Membership

This membership category is for registered pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants, and registered technician students. 

From: $29.40 for 1 year

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Important Membership Notes:​
  • Registered technicians must be registered with the OCP. 
  • Technicians who have completed their program and who are close to registration with the OCP as a registered technician (i.e. technician interns) should select the registered technicians membership category so that they are eligible to purchase professional liability insurance. 
  • Professional liability insurance (PLI) is NOT included with membership and needs to be added during the checkout process. 
  • Membership expires on December 31, 2024. 

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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 technicians are critical as demonstrated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Pharmacy technicians were able to play a greater role in healthcare by administering vaccines and helping to ease the burden on pharmacies. OPA leverages the voice of pharmacy professionals to create meaningful change and OPA is diligently working to ensure pharmacy technicians can practice to their full potential. 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. 

Your Portal for Personal and Professional Perks 

OPA membership benefitsprovide you with the opportunity for significant savings that can be equal 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!   
  • Earn extra income with Relief Buddy and elevate your practice with exclusive savings on Canadian Red Cross Training, Pharmacy Technician’s Letter Canada and Vigilance Santé. 
  • Experience additional benefits for everyday life including Manulife banking, TELUS mobility and GoodLife Fitness.  
  • Expand your network with OPA LEAD, a member-exclusive initiative that connects early-career pharmacy professionals with education, resources, events, and networking opportunities. 
  • Prioritize your wellbeing with Focus Mental Wellness, offering convenient online video, text, and phone therapy. Take advantage of this exclusive perk to help foster a healthy work-life balance. 
Up Your Protection with Insurance

Insurance options for today’s pharmacy professionals. 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:  

  • Tailor-Made: OPA staff, consultants, and the Insurance Committee oversee the Association’s insurance program. Select from a 2 million or 3 million PLI coverage limit.  
  • 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 Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP).  
  • Tribunal Legal Expenses: Options are inclusive of $50,000 to cover legal expenses incurred if you are required to appear before the OCP Disciplinary Committee. A higher amount is available for an additional fee. Deductible applies.  

 

Learn more about OPA’s PLI for Pharmacy Technicians.   

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 Hub for Valuable Education

Professional Development (PD) helps boost your knowledge and expand your expertise. Being a part of OPA connects you to a group that understands the dedication and unique aspects of your work. 

  • 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.  
  • Get access to various complimentary live webinars on timely pharmacy topics presented by distinguished speakers through The Right Dose series. 
  • Receive substantial savings through PD subscriptions— a curated bundle of top OPA courses specifically for pharmacy technicians. Complete the courses throughout the year. Discover more. 

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.