Volunteer With Us: Committees
Members of the advocacy committee:
– Stay abreast of changes in the practice environment to identify new advocacy opportunities.
– Work on strategic initiatives that will expand the pharmacy technician’s scope of practice, such as advocating for injection authorization.
– Help pharmacy technicians integrate into current practice by coordinating the development of tools that support working to full scope of practice.
The advocacy committee may meet monthly to several times/year for 1-2 hours at a time. Committee members will complete work between meetings which will vary depending on the campaigns underway.
Members that develop practice tools will receive an honorarium of $50 – $500.
Ideally, committee members are located in Calgary and will meet in-person together to review the records. Separate review can be facilitated if members are located outside Calgary or scheduling conflicts prevent meeting in-person.
2 volunteers are needed. Auditors will be appointed for a 2-year term.
Identify topics and write short articles of interest to pharmacy technicians that can be posted on the website and shared on social media.
For each blog post written annually, a blogger will receive a chance to win a free conference registration or a $150 Amazon gift card.
Conference Planning Committee
The next conference will be held in Edmonton in September 2024. We need pharmacy technicians in the Edmonton area to help plan this event and to help choose the venue.
Volunteers to help choose a venue will visit hotels in the Edmonton area during July to August 2023 and will either communicate by email or meet virtually to discuss their recommendations.
The planning committee meets monthly starting in October and completes work throughout the year.
The committee chairperson(s) (may be jointly held by two people) are responsible for overseeing the committee’s work.
Responsible for evaluating criteria, accepting nominations and selecting winners for the Society’s annual awards, including the Professionalism Award. The committee will also collaborate with other stakeholders (like ACP) to announce other pharmacy technician awards winners.
Committee members can expect to commit 4-5 hours over a several month period for each award. The committee will primarily communicate electronically but may meet virtually as needed.
Responsible for accepting nominations and selecting winners for the Society’s annual awards. Collaborates with other stakeholders (e.g. ACP) to announce other pharmacy technician awards winners.
Responsible for planning, including author recruitment and submitting CCCEP accreditation, for PTSA education events and promoting external education events.
The time commitment will vary depending upon the number of CE opportunities being planned. Committee members will primarily communicate electronically but may meet virtually as needed.
Pharmacy technicians are needed to author self-study continuing education courses and present live webinars/in-person events.
CE authors/speakers will receive an honorarium between $250 – $500 for each eligible activity they author.
The commitment for each author will vary based on experience.
Pharmacy technicians with varied expertise review CE courses as they are written. CE reviewers will review CE materials according to CCCEP standards.
CE Reviewers will receive a $50 honorarium for each eligible activity they review.
Most accredited CE activities take about 1 to 2 hours to review.
Help add new self-study modules to Moodle (the web-based Education Courses platform) as needed.
Time commitment is about 1 – 3 hours for each course created.
Membership Engagement Committee
Responsible for initiatives that will result in membership growth and retention such as providing presentations to pharmacy technician students, welcoming new pharmacy technicians to the profession and identifying new opportunities for networking and sharing experiences across different practice settings.
The time commitment will vary depending upon current initiatives. Committee members will primarily communicate electronically but may meet virtually as needed.
How to Volunteer
Committees are comprised of at least two and not more than ten PTSA members (depending upon the committee). Committee members must maintain active membership status during the time they hold a committee position.
Complete the Committee Volunteer Form to express your interest in becoming a committee volunteer.