About AFPC

Founded in 1945, first as the Canadian Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties (CCPF), the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) is a non-profit organization and is committed to advancing pharmacy education and research. AFPC is the national voice for academic pharmacy, providing leadership and resources for faculty members across Canada. Almost 1,300 new pharmacists graduate from the ten universities each year and about 600 students are enrolled in graduate programs. 

AFPC's members are the deans/directors and faculty from the eleven Canadian faculties/schools of pharmacy. The University of Ottawa joined AFPC in July 2022 as the 11th school, which will accept students for September 2023.

AFPC’s voting members are the 11 deans/directors of pharmacy and a faculty representative from each school. The Board of Directors is composed of five members from both the Council of Deans and the Council of Faculties, and the current President, which rotates annually between Councils. Pharmacy faculty belong to AFPC as non-voting members; their membership is paid through annual faculty fees, which are based on student enrolment.

Summary of AFPC Key Programs and Initiatives


MISSION: Advancing pharmacy education and research in Canada

VISION: Better health for all Canadians through excellence in academic pharmacy


  1. Pharmacy Education
  2. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  3. Innovation in Research
  4. Advocacy


  Pharmacy Education

  1. To foster effective collaboration and collective action that supports national initiatives.
  2. To support and promote leadership development and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
  3. To champion culturally safe, diverse and accessible pharmacy education for all.

  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  1. To nurture a culture of teaching and learning scholarship in academic pharmacy.
  2. To support members in building capacity for evidence-informed teaching and learning.
  3. To encourage collaborative scholarship that advances the quality of pharmacy education in Canada. 

  Innovation in Research

  1. To support faculty and students to excel and collaborate in innovative pharmacy, applied health and pharmaceutical sciences research.
  2. To support members in demonstrating the value and impact of research.


  1. To be the national voice for undergraduate and graduate pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education and research in Canada.         
  2. To be a knowledge resource for pharmacy education and research in Canada.   
  3. To strengthen relationships with external organizations and stakeholders, and to be an effective advocate for optimal resources for AFPC and its members.

AFPC Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Planification stratégique 2020-2025 de l’AFPC

AFPC Action Plan to Achieve the Mission, Vision and Strategic Goals

A History of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada: The First Fifty Years 1944-1994 


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