Pharmacy Appreciation Month

Pharmacy Appreciation Month

Pharmacy-appreciation-month-graphicOur pharmacists are helping end the overdose crisis in Canada 

March is Pharmacy Appreciation Month in Canada, when we all take the time to acknowledge the incredibly important role pharmacy teams play in providing health care close to home. Most of us live within 5 kms of a pharmacy, making pharmacists pillars of care in communities across the country—especially when many people struggle to access primary care due to a shortage of family doctors or living in rural/remote locations. Far from just dispensing prescriptions, these dynamic teams are administering vaccines, treating minor ailments and providing routine care to neighbourhoods like yours across the country. 

At CATC, our pharmacy teams are an active partner in our patients’ recovery journey, and are fully integrated into our innovative clinic care model. We currently operate 25 full service specialized pharmacies, as well as a connected pharmacy shipping network that allows the safe delivery of medications across our network of 75+ outpatient treatment centres. 

But what does this mean for our patients? 

We know that people who receive their opioid use disorder medications through our pharmacies are 4 times more likely to stay in treatment, and reach their goals in recovery. In other words, pharmacy teams are champions of effective addiction recovery, and deserve to be recognized as key partners in health care delivery.  

This month, we thank our incredible pharmacy teams for their dedication and hard work on behalf of those we serve! 

Your pharmacist in Ontario can now do more to keep you healthy 

In Ontario, pharmacists can now diagnose and treat 13 common health problems, including: 

  • Allergies
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Pink eye
  • Insect bites and hives
  • Cold sores
  • Muscle sprains
  • Heart burn
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Oral thrush
  • Skin rashes

Skip the walk in clinic and get the fast and friendly care you need for minor ailments at one of our full service onsite pharmacies in Ontario! 


Meet our pharmacy teams 

Throughout the month, we’ll be posting photos of some of our pharmacy teams here, along with some stories of what makes them special. Check back to get to know them! 

Thank you to the CATP Newmarket team Thank you to the Cameron Street Pharmacy team Thank you to the CATP Niagara team Thank you to the CATP North York team Thank you to the TRC Crescent Street and TRC Front Street pharmacy team Thank you to the Water Street Clinic pharmacy team Thank you CATP Kingston pharmacy team Thank you CATP Ottawa pharmacy team Thank you CATP Pembroke pharmacy team Thank you CATP Barrie pharmacy team Thank you CATP Brampton pharmacy team Thank you TRC Brantford pharmacy teamThank you CATP Peterborough pharmacy team Thank you to our pharmacy services team Thank you CATP Kitchener pharmacy team Thank you CATP North Bay pharmacy team Thank you CATP Oshawa pharmacy team Thank you CATP Windsor pharmacy team

Get help now 

Whether you’re currently in recovery, are ready to take the first step or are concerned about someone you know, our friendly care teams are standing by to help. 

Call 1.877.937.2282 or fill out our contact form to talk to a counsellor.