OPA’s unique and growing segment of membership, an Owners Bundle is for pharmacists who are also pharmacy owners. This year’s bundled package includes all the benefits that come with an OPA full pharmacist membership, as well as Business Catalyst tools to help you manage and grow your pharmacy for today’s healthcare environment.
Watch our video about membership with OPA, click on the links below to learn more about the benefits of an owners bundle membership, and then join OPA or renew your membership today.
Performance Improvement Tools
HR Assist™, Audit Assist™, Complaints Support – OPA’s exclusive consulting tools to help manage your pharmacy more effectively. HR Assist provides access to HR professionals who can help with hiring, terminations, conflict resolution, health and safety, contract negotiations and more. Audit Assist provides timely, professional advice and support on topics related to third-party audits and pharmacy inspections, while Complaints Support will provide assistance with regulatory complaints, and work with you to help draft responses where required.
Professional Development Vouchers
Give your staff a gift of education and improving their value to your business. Five vouchers for $50* (a total value of $250) to be used by you or your staff on any of OPA’s professional development courses.
*Must be used on professional development that is of equal or greater value. Not to be used in conjunction with other offers including PD Bundles, and cannot be used toward OPA’s annual conference.
Owners Advisory Council (OAC)
Today’s pharmacy owner faces a changing pharmacy environment. OPA’s OAC provides this growing member segment with opportunities to advise the OPA Board on perspectives that face the pharmacy profession. OAC provides a unique venue for collaborating with colleagues who face similar challenges and working towards solutions to improve outcomes for the profession.
The number one reason that pharmacy professionals join OPA is to be part of a collective voice that advocates on behalf of the pharmacy profession. Together, we have changed the pharmacy profession and improved the healthcare system for our patients. But, we’re not done yet. The next few years in Ontario healthcare will bring unlimited potential for pharmacy. It’s never been more important to raise our voices and be heard. Revisit where pharmacy’s been in Ontario, and then make your commitment to be part of the next wave of healthcare in Ontario by joining or renewing your membership with OPA.
Education and Practice
Owners Bundle members receive five $50 vouchers to be used towards any OPA professional development. In addition to the vouchers, OPA offers a PD Bundle specific to managing operations of a pharmacy where members save more than $200 when they purchase an Owners Bundle membership with a PD Bundle.LEARN MORE ABOUT PD
Access to a suite of insurance lines including store insurance and personal insurance like health, dental and out-of country emergency medical, term life, and more all at great rates. Add PLI for $5 million and get a $50 discount off your membership.LEARN MORE ABOUT INSURANCE
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Tools and Resources
OPA develops member-only tools and resources to help pharmacists keep current with pharmacy hot topics, and help them successfully interpret and implement government policies and College regulations. In addition to our Practice Support Network that provides real-time assistance to help you manage your practice, OPA publishes on-demand tools to help pharmacy professionals better care for their patients including discussion tools on improving anti-microbial resistance, responding to and preventing robberies, tapering and switching patient medications, store-level posters for naloxone, flu, OHIP+, and providing patients with tip sheets on more than 20 topics. New tools are continually developed as topics emerge for today’s pharmacy professional.READ MORE
Owners Bundle members have access to our Job Postings site and a free 60-word job postings as needed. Members can also post shifts the Relief Buddy, a real-time staffing app.READ MORE ABOUT OUR CAREER RESOURCES
Affinity Program Benefits
Owners Bundle members enjoy the same group savings as full pharmacist members with more than 20 Affinity Program partners. Some members have saved more than the cost of membership on discounts with partners such as TELUS, Flight Centre, VIA, GoodLife, Mercedes Benz, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Canadian Red Cross Certification and more. New this year, OPA has brought back Pharmacists Letter and Pharmacy Technician Letter and added Natural Medicines Database - all at 15% off! Also, sign up for our new partnership with Staples where you can save 10% off business prodcuts.READ MORE ABOUT ALL OF OUR AFFINITY PROGRAM BENEFITS
Associate Partner Programs
Owners Bundle members receive Associate Partner benefits with the Canadian Pharmacists Association, as well as up to 50% off membership in the American Pharmacists Association. Additional benefits can be realized with membership in each of these Associations. OPA pharmacist members members also receive a subscription to CPhA’s Canadian Pharmacists Journal.READ MORE ABOUT OUR ASSOCIATE PARTNERS MEMBERSHIP
Pharmacy Profession Communications
OPA keeps its members connected to pharmacy through a number of regular communications channels. OPA members receive weekly communications through eBulletin and Important Updates, and members have access to OPA’s monthly blog, Beyond the Counter as well as patient tip sheets on pharmacy hot topics, Ontario Pharmacist and Ontario Pharmacy Technician magazines.READ MORE ABOUT OUR COMMUNICATION WITH MEMBERS
Cost for Owners Bundle Membership