As a pharmacy technician student, you are on a path to enjoying a rewarding career that enables you to care for patients. An OPA membership will help you stay at the forefront of the profession, network with those in your field and learn more about the promising career you have chosen.
Watch our video about membership with OPA, click on the links below to learn more about the benefits of an OPA 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
Although pharmacy technician students are getting their share of education now, if they are working part-time in pharmacy, they may want to consider some of OPA’s free online programs such as Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Migraine, Take-home Naloxone or An Introduction to Caring for Trans Patients in Pharmacy.LEARN MORE ABOUT PD
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Pharmacy technician students can save on OPA’s best-in-class personal and professional insurance needs specific to students such as student accident insurance. For personal needs, save 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 professional 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
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 Student Membership