Independent pharmacy has been a key partner to government over the past two years as we have battled through the most serious public health crisis in our generation.
Taken as a whole, there are over 4,300 community pharmacies in Ontario. Approximately 50% of those are small independent businesses. The sector has helped not only improve health outcomes in Ontario, but it has also contributed to Ontario’s total economic footprint and jobs creation.
Pharmacists have been there from the very beginning for their patients, clients, and community at large, ensuring that everyone has access to the care they need, to their medications, and to life-saving COVID-19 vaccines.
We sincerely hope that you are able to take part again this year and give our independent pharmacists a well-deserved shout out on August 31st by sharing the graphic and hashtag #IndependentPharmacyDay on your social media platforms.
Thank you in advance for your support of this important initiative.
co-CEO/Chief Strategy, Stakeholder and Government Relations Officer