Friday Five (December 8, 2023)

The December 8, 2023 edition of the Friday Five is now available.

Reminder to Update Your Pharmacy Signage for Compliance 

According to Section 68 of The Pharmeceutical Act and section of the Pharmacy Facilities Practice Direction, pharmacies must display the pharmacy licence, the licences of every pharmacist employed at the pharmacy, and the following College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) signs in view of the public: 

The CPhM Field Operations team has recently conducted inspections and observed a significant number of pharmacies with outdated signage. Common issues identified during inspections include licences from the previous registration year, signs displaying the incorrect Registrar/CEO name at the bottom and signs still featuring the outdated name, Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association. 

All pharmacies must ensure that their signage is accurate, up-to-date, and in compliance with regulatory requirements. This ensures regulatory compliance and conveys a commitment to professionalism and accuracy to your patients and the public. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

In Case You Missed It: 2023 Medical Examiner Webinar Recording Now Available  

On November 28, 2023, CPhM hosted its fifth annual Medical Examiner Professional Development (PD) live webinar event, titled Engaging Patients with Care: Tapering, Brief Interventions, and Substance Use Insights, presented by speakers Karin Ens and Lori Nickolson.  

If you were unable to attend the live PD webinar, the recording is now available on the Accredited Learning Activities page under the Recorded Professional Development (PD) Programs section. Answers to questions that were not answered during the live event will be posted in the coming weeks.  

To receive your statement of participation for 1.5 CEUs, please fill out the Accredited Learning Activity Evaluation Form. 

Consultation Notice for CPhM Bylaws 

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) invites your input on proposed bylaws revisions. In response to a comprehensive review initiated in 2020, the Governance Committee, in collaboration with the Council, has refined and modernized key aspects of the bylaws. In line with CPhM’s dedication to transparency and accountability, the CPhM Council is initiating a 45-day consultation, and we encourage your active participation in this process.

The proposed changes encompass several pivotal areas of our governance structure, including: 

  • Reduction in Council Members: Streamlining the number of Council members to promote more effective decision-making and governance. 
  • Adjustments to Terms of Office: Implementation of staggered terms of office, enhancing succession planning for a more seamless transition. 
  • Term Limits: The introduction of term limits ensures that fresh perspectives are continually infused into the Council’s work, providing valuable continuity. 
  • Removal of Immediate Past President Position: This revision acknowledges the evolving needs of the organization, leading to the discontinuation of this position. 

How to Get Involved: 

  1. Learn More: Dive into a wealth of comprehensive information about the consultation, including in-depth documents and the rationale behind the proposed changes, available on our dedicated Consultation webpage. 
  2. Provide Feedback: Actively participate in the consultation by sharing your feedback and comments via email to before December 22, 2023. 
  3. Join the Virtual Town Hall: After the consultation period, CPhM will host a virtual town hall where Council will present highlights of the draft bylaws and take questions from attendees.  

Learn More: For further details and access to related materials, please visit the Consultation page. 

Career Opportunity with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba  

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba seeks a dynamic individual to work with the Complaints and Discipline team as a Complaints Investigator. This is a 0.70 FTE term position.  

About the Position  

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and progressive with excellent communication, interpersonal, and investigative skills. The individual will be able to work independently in a self-directed environment and have the ability to collaborate effectively with other staff.     

Assets include a working knowledge of health-professions legislation, including the Pharmaceutical Act of Manitoba and supporting pharmaceutical regulations, administrative, organizational and time management skills, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.  

How to Apply  

Applications will be reviewed from all sources as received until the positions are filled.    

CPhM values diversity and inclusion and encourages all qualified people to apply.   

For a complete description of the duties, qualifications, and required attributes for this position, view the online postings: 

 CPhM Office Schedule During Holiday Season    

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba will observe the following holiday schedule:    

  • Closed Monday, December 25, 2023, through Monday, January 1, 2024. 
  • Regular office hours resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.     

Documents may be left in the black deposit box to the left of the main entrance. Email is the most efficient means by which to contact staff. Thank you for your kind attention and cooperation. 

Upcoming Events and Professional Development Opportunities

Medical Examiner PD Webinar – Engaging Patients with Care: Tapering, Brief Interventions, and Substance Use Insights 

  • Click here to view the live event recording. 
  • 1.5 accredited CEU. 

Lessons from Complaints: A Series on Injection-Related Best Practices Part 1: Best Practices Review for Pharmacists & Part 2: Trends in Injection-Related Complaints 

  • Click here to view the recordings. 
  • 0.75 accredited CEU.

Managing Drug Shortages in Pediatric Patients 

  • Click here to view the recording. 
  • 0.75 accredited CEU.