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Governance

The College Council includes an executive committee, councillors, public representatives, and liaisons. Council meetings are open to the public.

College Council

The College carries out its activities and governs its members in a manner that protects the public interest. This mandate is achieved under the direction of the Council. Council sets policy and governs the College in the public interest.

The College Council consists of the following members:

Voting Members

  • Four licensed pharmacists from Electoral District #1 (City of Winnipeg)
  • Four licensed pharmacists from Electoral District #2 (outside the City of Winnipeg)
  • Dean of the College of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba
  • Immediate Past President
  • Five Public Representatives

Non-voting Members

  • Liaison from Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) – Manitoba Branch, appointed by CSHP – Manitoba Branch
  • Liaison from Pharmacists Manitoba (appointed by Pharmacists Manitoba)
  • Liaison who is or soon will be a listed pharmacy technician (appointed by Council)
  • Liaison from Student Council, College of Pharmacy (appointed by Student Council)

Council members attend five Council meetings each year and serve on statutory and standing Committees of the College.

Council’s Role

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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.

Meeting Location

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 (info@cphm.ca ) at least 5 business days before the meeting date to confirm your attendance.

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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.

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Council Members

  • 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

Liaison Members

  • Susan Balagus, Pharmacy Technician
  • Brenda Rosenthal, C.S.H.P. (MB Branch)
  • Dr. Brenna Shearer, Pharmacists Manitoba
  • Danika Vandale, Student Representative, College of Pharmacy

List of 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.

Complaints Committee

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.

Discipline Committee

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.

Governance Committee

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.

Previous Council Meeting Minutes

Please contact the College if you are requesting minutes not listed.