Friday Five April 14, 2022

This week's Friday Five includes a Pharmacy Technician reminder, a reminder on ensuring continuity of care, and registration information for the 2021 CPhM AGM.

Pharmacy Technician Listing Renewal Notice Reminder        

Pharmacy Technicians listed with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) must renew their listing annually. The online renewal portal opened March 14, 2022. The deadline for renewal is June 1, 2022. Pharmacy technicians who do not renew by June 1, 2022, will be removed from the List of Pharmacy Technicians.

Pharmacy managers are reminded to verify that pharmacy technicians working at their practice site have renewed their listing.

Pharmacy Technicians should refer to the email sent by CPhM for further information. If you require assistance with the Pharmacy Technician renewal process, please email

Temporary Closures: Ensuring Continuity of Care  

On April 13, 2022, a notice was sent to all pharmacy managers on behalf of the College with a reminder to ensure continuity of care for their patients if there is a need for a temporary pharmacy closure.

The College encourages all pharmacy professionals to review the Permanent and Temporary Pharmacy Closures Practice Direction and Checklist. In the case of any emergency closure, please follow the Practice Direction and checklist to the greatest extent possible. Additional information can be found in CPhM Emergency Preparedness Resource Kit for Pharmacists.

Please be reminded that pharmacy managers are required to notify the College in the event of a pharmacy closure, including a temporary emergency closure. Please notify CPhM via email ( of the status of any temporary closure and submit the completed Permanent and Temporary Closure checklist. 

CPhM Annual General Meeting Registration is Now Open

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) will hold its 144th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, May 7, 2022, by webinar.

For more information and to register, please click here.

CPhM Spring Hours of Operation  

The CPhM office will be closed due to the weather on Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14, 2022. CPhM services continue, and staff are working remotely. Please contact the office by email or phone. Please see the CPhM contact page and staff directory.

Further, be reminded that the College office will be closed: 

  • Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Monday, April 18, 2022

Regular office hours resume on Tuesday, April 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At any time, please call ahead before visiting the CPhM office to ensure staff are available to assist you.

Documents may be left in the black deposit box to the left of the main office entrance at your convenience. 

Upcoming Events & Professional Development Opportunities 

 Continuing Education/Professional Development in Aging Survey

To participate in a University of Manitoba, Centre on Aging survey about continuing education and professional development in aging, click here

ACS Network Heart Attack Day 2022 

April 29, 2022

Register here

39th Annual Calgary Therapeutics Course 

April 29 & 30, 2022 

Register here

Pharmacists Manitoba Conference

April 30 and May 1, 2022 

Register here

MEME (Making Evidence Matter for Everyone) Conference 

May 27 & 28, 2022 

Register here.