PAM History

How Pharmacy Awareness began


The Ontario Branch of CSHP recommended to CSHP's national Council the notion of having a pharmacy awareness week (PAW). The idea originally focused on hospital pharmacy, with the designation “Hospital Pharmacy Awareness Week” but was renamed to encompass the entire profession.

1990 CSHP Executive designated the first week of November each year PAW.

The first national PAW was held.

1993 The Canadian Pharmaceutical Association (now the Canadian Pharmacists Association) and the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) joined the partnership, making PAW a three-organization national pharmacy event.
1998 PAW moved from the first week of November to the first week of March.
2013 March becomes Pharmacy Awareness Month.