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Founded in 1995, the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) is an alliance of the provincial and territorial pharmacy regulatory authorities as well as the Canadian Forces Pharmacy Services. Our members regulate the practice of pharmacy in their respective jurisdictions in Canada and their primary mandate is protecting and serving the public interest.

The association provides a platform for its members to discuss issues and to take a national approach in addressing common issues in the practice of pharmacy in Canada.


MISSION STATEMENT: National leadership in the pursuit of pharmacy regulatory excellence.

VISION STATEMENT: Best pharmacy regulation, best pharmacy practice, best patient care.



Leadership: We provide strong, innovative and proactive leadership in the regulation of pharmacy practice. 

Excellence: We commit to quality in all of our activities to support serving the public interest. 

Integrity: We act with integrity, honesty and in an ethical manner with each other, our partners and our stakeholders. 

Respect: We recognize, consider and value the contributions and differences of others, and treat everyone respectfully. We resolve issues openly and constructively. 

Transparency: We communicate our purpose and objectives clearly. We strive for openness in what we do and the decisions we take. 

Collaboration: We value collaboration both within NAPRA and with stakeholders. We seek to build productive relationships at all levels.


As an alliance of pharmacy regulatory authorities, NAPRA’s defined value proposition includes:

  1. Leadership on national policy issues
  2. Harmonization of standards to reinforce their credibility, dependability, and acceptance 
  3. A national, central point of contact for communication and engagement with pan-Canadian and international stakeholders
  4.  A community of practice for pharmacy regulatory authorities across Canada to address common issues and share knowledge and experiences relevant to pharmacy regulation