Benefits of Membership with Pharmacists Manitoba!

Flexible Professional Liability Insurance Options

Choose your level of professional liability insurance provided by the Canadian Pharmacists Benefits Association (CPBA).  

Personal Liability Insurance Limits & Premiums:
  • $2 Million per occurrence /and $ 4 Million aggregate
  • $5 Million per occurrence and aggregate 
  • The CBPA complementary insurance policy allows pharmacists of member associations the opportunity to purchase additional insurance to supplement the coverage received through an employer.  If you are relying solely on coverage through your employer, keep in mind, it may not be enough to adequately protect you. See our FAQs for more information.

CPhA Membership

We are pleased to announce that Pharmacists Manitoba  joined the new Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) effective January 1, 2015.

In June 2014 CPhA adopted a new governance and membership model that will give pharmacy a stronger pan-Canadian advocacy voice and the ability to respond quickly to changes affecting our profession and the health care system. All 10 provincial pharmacy advocacy associations, plus the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) and the Canadian Society of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) now belong to CPhA, and all members of those associations are CPhA Associates. The CPhA Board of Directors is made up of representatives from each of the CPhA Organizational Members, plus six individual skills-based representatives.

What this means to pharmacist members of Pharmacists Manitoba

CPhA will no longer have individual pharmacist members – the only members of CPhA will be the provincial and national associations themselves. However, as a member of Pharmacists Manitoba, you will be able to take advantage of many new CPhA benefits  through your membership.

Benefits of belonging to CPhA

The greatest benefit of this new model for pharmacists and our association is advocacy for the profession: a strong pan-Canadian advocacy voice to respond to national issues, such as decisions regarding health care and drug pricing reforms being made by Canada’s Premiers and Health Ministers through the Council of the Federation’s Health Care Innovation Working Group. To view all the CPhA/ Pharmacists Manitoba member benefits and to register for your CPhA Membership click here

Information and Resources

As a member of Pharmacists Manitoba you gain exclusive access to: 

  • Significant cost savings on Pharmacists Manitoba continuing education programs including the annual Pharmacy Conference 
  • Member ONLY resources such as: Manitoba Medication Review Toolkit, Third Party Payor Agreements, Smoking Cessation Fee Guide and Invoice samples, etc. 
  • Communication Magazine with non-accredited Continuing Education units included.
  • Travel Affinity Program - Save 10-20% on all hotels and car rentals around the world
  • Telus Mobility - Save from 35-40% off rate plans and receive bonus cash, free accessories, etc with Telus.
  • Weekly Member Email Updates
  • Weekly job posting and listing of available relief pharmacists

Advocacy and Public Relations

Advocacy: Pharmacists Manitoba is committed to working on a wide range of practice issues that are important to our members. Our Government Relations Committee has taken great strides over the years and has achieved to engage Government and funders in meaningful discussion with regards to pharmacists compensation for professional services. Pharmacists Manitoba negotiates on your behalf with third party payors on fees and reimbursement issues, as well as mediates disputes between pharmacists an third parties over fees and interpretation of provider agreements.

Public Relations:  Pharmacists Manitoba's Public Relations Committee is focused on developing a communications strategy that embraces emerging practice trends,  promotes the role of pharmacists as valued members of the primary healthcare team, and educates the public on emerging issues within pharmacy. All pharmacists benefit from our public relations initiatives, as members of Pharmacists Manitoba, you have the opportunity to be a leader in your community and represent Pharmacist Manitoba in advertising, in the media, and through our outreach programs. 

A few highlights of how our members get involved...

  • Pharmacists Awareness Month
  • National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day
  • Canadian Patient Safety Week
  • Day of Action
  • Manitoba Pharmacist Initiated Smoking Cessation Pilot Project
  • Community outreach and local events 

Preferred Provider Access

Group/Individual and Property Insurance Options: Access to the Pharmacists Manitoba Insurance Program that offers policies on life, and extended health through Oguzhan Ozturk at Ozturk Financial Services and Commercial and Property Insurance through Matthew Blank at Ruban Insurance.

Legal Assistance: A legal assistance plan for members and immediate family through D’Arcy & Deacon. Coverage of certain practice related legal expenses incurred in Civil Court or at disciplinary hearing involving the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (certain conditions apply).

Financial Services: Scotia McLeod offers Financial Management Services along with unique benefits for members and their immediate family.  Access to the Scotia Professional Plan.

Special Services and Retailers:

  • Winnipeg Winter Club offers members a discounted rate. The club has an excellent sporting facility located close to downtown Winnipeg.
  • Academy Massage Therapy offers members a corporate discount for their services. Academy Massage Therapy has two locations in Winnipeg.
  • Real estate member savings program to earn rebate incentives while being represented by top Royal Lepage realtors.
  • Polar Windows - Polar Partner Program  - Receive a discount on windows and doors. Additional information to be provided in your member benefits package. 
  • St. John Ambulance - Training in Emergency First with Level C CPR for a discounted price
  • Anytime Fitness - Disount pricing on monthly membership and free 7-day guest pass
  • MTS Centre - Save up to 15% on concerts and events

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