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About CAPT

Mission, Vision & History Of CAPT
CAPT

Our Mission

Advocating & Promoting Our Industry

The Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) is a national organization advocating and promoting the profession of pharmacy technicians and assistants. Our goals as an organization are to:

  • Promote and educate the public and other healthcare professionals on the scope of practice of pharmacy technicians and their importance.
  • Advocate for the pharmacy profession as a whole.
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Our Vision

Leading In The Pharmacy Tech Profession

To be the leading voice in enhancing the profession and empowering pharmacy technicians with the Canadian healthcare landscape by:

  • Providing professional development and networking opportunities to our members.
  • Advocate for the pharmacy profession as a whole. Enhancing professionalism through education and collaboration.

ABOUT CAPT

Learn More About CAPT

The Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) is a volunteer organization with a board of directors consisting of nine members, all of whom are Registered Pharmacy Technicians. Our organization is dedicating time to supporting, advocating, and educating pharmacy technicians and support staff in the field.

CAPT was initially formed by a group of four pharmacy assistant students attending Humber College with the help of their teacher. In 1983, they applied to Corporations Canada and became a non-profit organization. Since then, the association has grown to operate across Canada, helping to advocate for pharmacy technicians and support staff across the country.

CAPT's mission is to promote and educate the public among other healthcare industry members about the role and importance of pharmacy technicians. We act as advocates for the pharmacy profession. Our website functions as a space for our members to access information and provide resources to training practicing pharmacy technicians and support staff.

Our organization operates based on four core values. These values drive how we work daily and all of our endeavours. Our core values are Collaboration, Accountability, Professionalism and Transparency. You can view our core values below:

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Collaboration

Engaging the members through communication strategies is important for achieving our mission. CAPT is always seeking new ways to work more efficiently with our members and stakeholders by collaborating closely with them and allowing input on our processes.

Accountability

CAPT assumes all responsibility for the board's decisions and actions and will always incorporate its members' and profession's best interests in our decisions. Our board aims to make the best decisions and stay accountable to our members.

Professionalism

CAPT integrates with our members and stakeholders with the utmost respect and integrity for the professionals and our pharmacy technician members. We pride ourselves on the professionalism used in all of our interactions.

Transparency

CAPT will operate openly and with clarity with its members and stakeholders. We encourage members to ask us questions about the board's decisions, and we will maintain full transparency about our processes and intentions.

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CAPT History

The Beginning Of CAPT Until Now
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The Beginning

CAPT was initially formed by a group of four pharmacy assistant students attending Humber College with the help of their teacher.

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1983

In 1983, they applied to Corporations Canada and became a non-profit organization. Initially, the organization included Chapters in some provinces.

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2004

In 2004, new by-laws were passed by the membership for the first time since the inception of CAPT.

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Mid-2000s

The Chapters were dissolved in the mid-2000s when the focus of CAPT changed to more National pharmacy assistant/technician issues.

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2003

CAPT started having an annual National conference in 2003. The National Annual Conference rotates from western, eastern and central Canada.

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Represent Pharmacy Technicians

The board members represent pharmacy technicians in many pharmacy-related organizations such as PEBC, CCCEP, CCAPP, NAPRA and many provincial working groups.

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Management

The Board of directors' members are volunteers managing all aspects of CAPT. This includes overseeing the website and social media platforms, publications, and day to day management of the group.

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2010

The most important milestone in which CAPT was involved was the regulation of pharmacy technicians. The first regulated technicians were in Ontario in 2010.

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2014

CAPT passed new by-laws in 2014 to align with the government's changes to the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporation Act

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2015

In 2015, CAPT hosted a meeting with a pharmacy technician or assistant representative from all 10 provinces. It was the first meeting of this kind.

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