Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia

2021 Gold Recipient
Excellence, Innovation and Wellness

Founded in 1891, the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia is the regulatory body for pharmacy in British Columbia and is responsible for registering pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and licensing pharmacies throughout the province. The College’s mandate is to protect the public by ensuring pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are fully qualified and able to provide safe, ethical and effective care to help people achieve better health.

To fulfill its mandate of better health through excellence in pharmacy amid an ever-changing provincial health landscape, the College is committed to staying modern, relevant and adaptable. As part of this commitment, the College has undergone a comprehensive assessment from all perspectives, including its employees, customers, partners and leadership, in order to identify and address strategic organizational needs, streamline processes, and implement best practices.

Health Regulator

Vancouver, BC

66 Employees

Here at the College, we stand up against bullying and practice kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. We are committed to creating a safe working environment where every employee feels valued and respected, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or cultural background.

“Our work with Excellence Canada has had a profound impact on our organization. We are a stronger and more resilient organization as a result. Despite the significant impact of COVID-19 on our operations, we have been able to pivot quickly and effectively to a work from home environment and continue to serve the public of British Columbia. We are honoured and privileged to be recognized by Excellence Canada.”

Bob Nakagawa, Registrar, College of Pharmacists of British Columbia

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