Canadian Pharmacists' Association (CPhA)

CPhA is the national voluntary organization of pharmacists committed to providing leadership for the profession. Our vision is to establish the pharmacist as the health professional whose practice, based on unique knowledge and skills about drug therapy, ensures optimal patient outcomes. CPhA achieves its vision by serving its members through advocacy, facilitation, provision of knowledge, participation in partnerships, research and innovation, education and health promotion.

Official Website

Membership Information:

  • Student membership cost: Free
  • How to register: Online
  • Student membership benefits:
    • Free, universal membership with easy online sign up
    • Student member discounts on CPhA products and services, including Therapeutic Choices, Patient Self-Care and e-products, plus a special pharmacy student price on the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) of only $99 (regular price $255)
    • Subsidized student pricing on CPhA Annual National Conference registration
    • Half-price subscription ($37.50) to the Canadian Pharmacists Journal, your source for current, peer-reviewed articles, research and more, plus universal online access at
    • On-campus activities including seminars and workshops on professional topics
    • Access to the Scotia Professional Plan for students, providing significant savings while you’re in school and for up to 12 months after graduation; Plan includes a no-fee chequing account with overdraft protection, an interest-only line-of-credit, choice of VISA card with a $5000 pre-approved limit and an Registered Savings Plan (RSP) account with the administration fees waived
    • Monthly member updates through Student ClikInfo
    • Access to up-to-date pharmacy practice research through the Translator and Live Links
    • Voting privileges for electing the student representative on the CPhA Board of Directors