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Some of the decisions Council makes include:
- Setting education and other entry-to-practice and licence requirements for pharmacists and pharmacies
- Setting professional and ethical standards of practice for pharmacists
- Setting quality assurance programs to ensure the continuing competence of pharmacists
Elected Council members serve for a two-year term and may serve consecutive terms. The immediate past president serves an additional two-year term while the appointed public representatives serve for the term, as determined by the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living.
Council Meeting Minutes
Please see the following links for the most recent Council meeting minutes.
Older Council meeting minutes can be found here.
Council meetings are held at the College office, 200 Taché Avenue, Winnipeg MB and by videoconference.
If you wish to attend an upcoming meeting, please register with the CPhM Office (email@example.com) at least 5 business days before the meeting date to confirm your attendance.
Upcoming Council Meetings
February 2, 2021
May 7, 2021
June 14, 2021
September 24, 2021
December 10, 2021
Attending a College Council Meeting
Council meetings are held four times a year and are open to the public. Look for upcoming council meetings in the CPHM event listings.Learn more
- Wendy Clark, President, District 2
- Sonal Purohit, Vice President, District 1
- Jane Lamont, Executive Treasurer, District 2
- Kevin Hamilton, Past President, District 2
- Tory Crawford, Public Representative
- Ryan Buffie, District 1
- Alanna Doell, District 1
- Donna Forbes, Public Representative
- Donald Himbeault, Public Representative
- Drupad Joshi, District 2
- Bharti Kapoor, Public Representative
- Nicole Nakatsu, District 1
- Ravi Pandya, District 2
- Dr. Lalitha Raman-Wilms, Dean, College of Pharmacy
- Amanda Andreas, Public Representative
- Susan Balagus, Pharmacy Technician
- Brenda Rosenthal, C.S.H.P. (MB Branch)
- Dr. Brenna Shearer, Pharmacists Manitoba
- Danika Vandale, Student Representative, College of Pharmacy
Statutory and Standing Committees
Board of Examiners
Mandate: To consider and decide on applications for registration and conditional registration in accordance with The Pharmaceutical Act.
Mandate: To address formal complaints submitted by a patient or their agent, a co-worker, employer, or healthcare professional, through the established complaints resolution process.
Mandate: To hear matters referred by the complaints committee pertaining to actions, practice or judgment not reflecting standards required by legislation and the Code of Ethics.
Dispensing Practitioners Committee
Mandate: To consider and decide on applications from practitioners who are not members, in accordance with section 11 of the Regulation to The Pharmaceutical Act, to be designated as a dispensing practitioner in order to improve patient care and safety in remote communities that do not have reasonable access to pharmacy services.
Extended Practice Advisory Committee
Mandate: To provide oversight and make recommendations to Council on matters that relate to extended practice pharmacists as described in part 12 of the regulation to The Pharmaceutical Act.
Mandate: To provide initial and ongoing review of, and to make recommendations to Council about, the governance structure of the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.
Awards and Nomination Committee
Mandate: To recommend to Council the recipients of The Pharmacist of the Year, Bonnie Schultz Memorial Award for Pharmacy Practice Excellence, Patient Safety Award, Honorary Life Membership, Honorary Membership, Centennial Award, and other awards of the College as Council determines.
Finance and Risk Management Committee
Mandate: To oversee the financial affairs of the College and be responsible for making recommendations to Council regarding organizational risk.
Quality Assurance Committee
Mandate: To serve as a resource to Council by providing oversight, monitoring and evaluation of the College’s quality assurance/Continuous Quality Improvement program and make recommendations to Council on program enhancements for the purpose of improving pharmacy practice and patient safety.
Quality Assurance Committee – Standards of Practice Division
Mandate: To serve as a resource to Council for reviewing, recommending, and keeping current the standards of practice, practice directions, and practice guidelines for the purpose of improving pharmacy practice, patient health outcomes and patient safety.
Quality Assurance Committee – Professional Development Division
Mandate: To establish areas for continuing competence programs, and promote and facilitate participation in professional development programs, required for maintaining competence and improving practice as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in Manitoba. To act as a resource to Council by making recommendations for assessing the competence and performance of pharmacists.