Founded in 1944, first as the Canadian Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties (CCPF), the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) is the national non-profit organization advocating the interests of pharmacy education and educators in Canada. Representing the ten Canadian Pharmacy Faculties including their faculty and students pursuing undergraduate professional or graduate training, AFPC is committed to the development of and excellence in pharmacy education.
AFPC Mission Statement for Pharmacy Education in Canada
The mission of pharmacy education is to provide programs of excellent quality which by their content and presentation produce graduates who contribute significantly to societal, professional and patient care responsibilities, and who are committed to life-long learning.
To achieve this mission:
- a spectrum of educational programs is required in Canada, B.Sc., Residency, Pharm.D., M.Sc. and Ph.D., to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and values needed to carry out these responsibilities with the goal of decreasing drug-related morbidity and mortality, promoting health and preventing disease;
- the direct patient care responsibility is the primary practice responsibility of pharmacists and this responsibility can be met through the provision of pharmaceutical care;
- close cooperation among all pharmacy organizations (academic, licensing, voluntary) is required in all areas of education, including continuing education.