CSHP's membership year is from July 1 - June 30.
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First time joining CSHP?
Here's what you need to know:
We offer an extended year if you join between May 1 and June 30: Even though our membership year starts in July, if you are new (or lapsed more than one year), you will automatically be bumped ahead to the next membership year, and your term will start right away. You will receive up to two extra months at no additional cost!
We offer a number of discounts: If you are joining CSHP for the first time, take advantage of our New Year 1 and 2 discounts. You may also qualify for special pricing if you are enrolled in a training or education program that provides a stipend, are on maternity/extended leave, or are retired. Please refer to our fee chart for details.
We have a one-time referral program that you may be eligible for: If someone encouraged to you join CSHP, provide their name on the ‘referral’ line in your application, so they can receive a $10 coupon! Learn more about CSHP's referral program.
You must be affiliated with a branch: Individuals residing in Canada must be connected with a Branch and pay the applicable branch fee. Individuals living outside Canada who wish to be connected with a branch must pay the applicable branch fee.
Benefits of joining CSHP
Make the most of CSHP resources available for pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants (or equivalent), as well as a network of like-minded individuals from whom you can draw insight and experience. Here are some key benefits to boost your CSHP experience!
Pharmacy Specialty Networks (PSNs): Reach out to pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in any number of the PSNs- ask questions; share your insight. These and other PSNs might be of interest to you: Medication Safety, Medication Distribution, Parenteral Services, Small Hospital, and more.
The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy : Stay up-to-date on new developments in pharmacy practice. With your membership, subscription fees are completely waived, a savings of $160. Articles from recent issues include:
Professional Liability Insurance: BMS provides access to coverage designed for you and only available through CSHP, including experienced claims service, Pharmacy Technician rates and access to pro bono legal advice. View your coverage options .
Network with peers: Connect with your peers. Hear their stories firsthand and collaborate towards evolving patient care. Local branch events and nation-wide gatherings facilitate learning along with the formation of life-long relationships.
Advocacy: Learn about pertinent issues in pharmacy. Make your voice heard by responding to consultations posted on CSHP.ca.
Pharmacy 365: Interested in enhancing your knowledge for personal and professional growth? Pharmacy 365 is an ever-expanding suite of resources covering a variety of pharmacy topics including medication distribution toolkits, medication safety webinars and more!
- Awards: Be formally recognized for your contributions and achievements. Pharmacy technicians can submit for national awards.
- Make your mark: Vote on changes affecting your Society at the CSHP AGM effective in the 2022-23 membership year. All other benefits are effective immediately.
We're here to help!
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
Société canadienne des pharmaciens d’hôpitaux
30 Concourse Gate, Unit 3
Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7V7
Tel: (613) 909-9964
Toll Free: 1 (877) 340-2756, ext. 222