You entered the pharmacy profession because of your drive to help patients. Your OPA membership helps you add even more value to your pharmacy team. By purchasing a membership, you equip yourself to play an active role in the pharmacy community, while receiving the resources, knowledge and best practices to deliver the highest possible standard of patient care.
Watch our video about membership with OPA, click on the links below to learn more about the benefits of an OPA Pharmacy Technician membership, and then join OPA or renew your membership today.
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.READ OUR ADVOCACY MATERIALS
Education and Practice
OPA offers education programs specific to the needs of pharmacy technicians. Take advantage of the PD Bundle for Pharmacy Technicians and save more when you purchase a membership at the same time.LEARN MORE ABOUT PD
Our newest partnership with Manulife Bank is formed with our members in mind. Members can save on mortgages, banking, credit cards and more with Manulife All‑In Banking Package™, Manulife Advantage Account, ManulifeMONEY+™ Visa Infinite Card, ManulifeMONEY+™ Visa Platinum Card, Manulife One.
Pharmacy technicians can save on OPA’s best-in-class personal and professional insurance needs specific to pharmacy technicians - up to 40% off when auto and home insurance are purchased together.READ MORE
Tools and Resources
OPA develops member-only tools and resources to help pharmacy professionals 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
The options for a career in pharmacy are limitless. Whether you’re working as a pharmacy technician on the front-lines helping patients manage their healthcare, providing expertise in an academic or industry setting, advocating for the profession in a stakeholder capacity, or some other way – a career in pharmacy can take you in many different directions. OPA can help you look for a career with our job postings, find a relief shift with Relief Buddy or help you network with your colleagues.READ MORE ABOUT OUR CAREER RESOURCES
Affinity Program Benefits
OPA Hospital Pharmacist 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 products.READ MORE ABOUT ALL OF OUR AFFINITY PROGRAM BENEFITS
Pharmacy Profession Communications
OPA keeps its members connected to pharmacy through a number of regular communication channels. OPA members receive weekly communications through eBulletin and Important Updates, and members have access to OPA’s monthly blog, Beyond the Counter. In addition to OPA communications, members receive a subscription to Ontario Pharmacist and Ontario Pharmacy Technician.READ MORE ABOUT OUR COMMUNICATION WITH MEMBERS
Cost for Pharmacy Technician Membership