Canadian pharmacy students and interns unified for excellence, advocacy and academics in pharmacy.

About Us

What We Do

CAPSI is an association pharmacy students and interns unified for excellence in advocacy, academics, and the profession of pharmacy. We strive to provide our members with personal and professional benefits. Our values guide our work, so below we’ve listed what we do, but if you want to know what CAPSI can offer just to you, check out CAPSI Membership Benefits!

Annual Report

+ Annual Report
+ Operating Manual
+ Bylaws
+ Standing Committees
+ FAQ

Unity:

  • CAPSI promotes the unification of pharmacy students both nationally and internationally
  • Provides a platform for pharmacy students and interns to express their thoughts and concerns to over 3,000 student colleagues through the CAPSIL
  • Like and follow us to keep up to date on CAPSI and Canadian pharmacy practice <add links to facebook and twitter>

Professionalism:

  • Professional Development Week (PDW) is the largest pharmacy conference held in Canada. This 4-day whirlwind of learning, networking and developing as a pharmacy student and as a young professional takes place every January. A different Faculty of Pharmacy hosts this conference each year and each school has committed to not academically penalize CAPSI members that attend (so you won’t miss a single opportunity for marks!) <hyperlink to PDW page and/or gallery>
  • Monitoring and encouraging the expanded scope of pharmacy practice across Canada
  • Working with the Blueprint for Pharmacy Steering committee <hyperlink to Blueprint info>
  • Resources to manage student loans and professional financial portfolio <link to Scotiabank content>

Advocacy:

  • CAPSI provides a strong voice for pharmacy students in issues that concern both students, and the profession as a whole.
  • Attend our Annual General Meeting and communicate with your CAPSI team so that your concerns are heard and addressed
  • CAPSI’s published Position Papers <hyperlink to position papers>

Academics:

  • CAPSI provides opportunities for professional advancement through innovative extracurricular education, locally and nationally
  • Preferred CAPSI member pricing for textbooks and CAPSI events
  • Local symposia/educational seminars
  • Local and national drugs Fairs/Trade Shows
  • Local and national CAPSI competitions

Excellence:

  • CAPSI promotes peer interaction and exchange of ideas through conferences, social networks and symposia
  • CAPSI-PFIZER Guy Genest Passion for Pharmacy Award
  • CSHP-CAPSI Hospital Pharmacy Student Award <hyperlink to award info/criteria>
  • CAPSI Award of Professionalism
  • Be a member of the National Executive Council (Talk to your local CAPSI Representatives, or a member of the current Executive Council, for election details)