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Welcome to your Association

Being part of the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) means being part of a strong, united voice of more than 3,200 pharmacists and more than 900 pharmacies in British Columbia. We provide members with knowledge translation, interpretation of regulations, and educational courses. We represent the views of our members to government decision makers and stakeholders, advocating for the professional role and economic viability of our members.

Your membership brings many other benefits that you’ll find summarized in this section of the website. From pharmacy practice support to a range of insurance options and Affinity Rx discounts, we strive to provide value for your membership fees. 


Types of Membership

The BC Pharmacy Association offers a range of membership types to suit varying aspects of the profession.

Whether you are a pharmacy student, recent graduate, a seasoned pharmacist, a pharmacy owner, or retired  - the BCPhA has a membership package to suit you.  We continually strives to offer membership packages that help you get the most from your fees.

Student Complimentary
  • Affinity Rx Discounts
  • Monthly Student News
  • Speaker Series @ UBC
  • ... and more!
Associate $300/yr
  • Affinity Rx Discounts
  • Pharmassist
  • CPhA Discounts
  • ... and more!
Retired $120/yr
  • Affinity Rx Discounts
  • CPhA Discounts
  • Wealth Management Referrals
  • ... and more!
Pharmacist $485/yr
Pharmacy $2,415/yr
  • Complimentary Pharmacist Membership
  • Issue Updates
  • Business Support
  • ... and more!

Questions about our different membership types? Contact Linda Tinnion at (604) 269-2864 to find out which membership is right for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to your Association!

Membership Benefits Summary

  Student Associate / Retired Pharmacist (General) Pharmacy (Corporate)
Annual Dues:Before GST Complimentary $300$120 if retired $485$320 without insurance $2,415$2,250 without insurance
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Discounts fornewly registered pharmacists
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Access to member section of website:

  • Job Board
  • The Tablet (Online)
  • Pharmacy Practice Support Resources
    Subscription to our eTraining portalwith more than 30 complimentary courses available        
    Member discount for practice training programs        
    Access to pharmacy reference materialsTextbooks available at cost, hardcopy or electronic versions        
    Member pricing for insurance offeringsLife, critical illness and accident insurance        
    Affinity RxA variety of member discounts on products and services        
    CPhA DiscountsA variety of CPD discounts and services        
    Wealth Management Referral Service        
    Financial Literacy@BCPhAIntegrated financial, tax and legal referral service        
    Discounted pricing for BCPhA Annual Conference        
    Monthly Student News   n/a n/a n/a
    Speaker Series at UBCFree sessions offering mentorship, advice and information   n/a n/a n/a
    The Tablet mailed to your preferred address -      
    Canadian Pharmacists Journal (CPJ)mailed to your preferred address Online access Online access    
    Weekly Practice UpdateThe latest news in pharmacy; updated PharmaCare coverage -      
    PharmassistEmployee-related, emotional or addiction issues -      
    Lawyer Referral Service -      
    Regulatory compliance support materials -      
    Professional ServicesCall-in support and web-based resources - -    
    Third-party informationAssisting members with PharmaCare and other third-party information - -    
    Personal Professional Liability Insurance$2 million per occurence and $4 million annual aggregate - -    
    Voting privileges - -    

    One complimentary Pharmacist membership

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    Business level of pharmacy practice support, including audit support with PharmaCare, NIHB, federal plans & other third-party issues - - -  
    Complimentary job postingson our website - - -  
    Complimentary business opportunities postingson our website - - -  
    Access to policy and procedure manualson our website - - -  
    Access to resumes in the Hire-A-Pharmacist sectionon our website - - -  
    Access to recruitment mailing - - -  
    Issue UpdatesPriority access to key business information - - -  
    Support and materials during BCPhA campaigns such as flu promotion and Medications Return - - -  
    Member pricing on comprehensive store insurance and group insurance benefits plan - - -  
    Share Affinity Rx benefits with all pharmacy staff - - -  
      Join today. Contact Linda Tinnion
    (604) 269-2864
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