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College Mandate

The College is mandated to protect the public. The College is guided by its vision, mission, and values.

Our Mandate

The College has fulfilled its public protection mandate since its creation in 1878.

The College carries out its mandate through the following activities:

  • Registering and licensing of pharmacy professionals and pharmacies
  • Ensuring compliance with requirements, legislation, and standards of pharmacy practice
  • Supporting the competence of practicing pharmacy professionals
  • Striving for and promoting excellence in pharmacy practice, where the needs of patients and their improved health are at the core of all we do

Our Vision, Mission and Values

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Leader in patient safety by creating the framework for collaborative and innovative patient-centred pharmacy practice.


To protect the health and well-being of the public by ensuring and promoting safe, patient-centred, and progressive pharmacy practice in collaboration with other health-care providers.


The College activities are based on the following values and are the foundation of what we do:

  • Integrity: We act with professional, fair and honest conduct
  • Respect: We are considerate of the values and needs of others
  • Excellence: We strive to be innovative and attain high quality and exemplary performance
  • Accountability: We are responsible for our actions in an open and transparent manner
  • Collaboration: We strive to include teamwork and partnership
  • Life Long Learning: We continue to enhance our knowledge and competency

The college must carry out its activities and govern its members in a manner that serves and protects the public interest.

The Pharmaceutical Act

Strategic Plan for 2018-2021

  • Develop a holistic quality assurance strategy that includes:
    • Contemporary standards of practice
    • Compliance with pharmacy practice standards
    • Responsive processes in alignment with the Pharmaceutical Act to effectively and efficiently address and resolve complaints
    • Continuous quality improvement
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships with stakeholders
  • Evaluate, align and allocate resources (Council, staff, volunteers) to support the execution of the strategic plan

Prioritization of the above strategies is as approved by the College’s Council.