CSHP’s National Advocacy Committee (NAC) is responsible for

  • developing focused campaign themes
  • building awareness among key decision-makers about the role and value of hospital pharmacist
  • assisting in moving the profession forward.

Each province appoints a representative to this Committee, and this representative serves both CSHP National and the Provincial Branch in the development and roll-out of these campaigns.

The National Advocacy Representative will:

  • Serve as the liaison between the Branch Council and the NAC regarding National and Branch advocacy issues and campaigns.
  • Attend all scheduled meetings of the Branch Council
    • participate fully in Branch Council discussions and decisions
    • provide updates from the NAC to the Branch Council as required
  • Participate via teleconference in all scheduled meetings of the NAC
    • participate fully in NAC discussions and decisions
    • provide updates from the Branch to the NAC as required
  • Contribute as required in NAC activities
    • serve term as NAC Junior Chair and Senior Chair as required
    • serve NAC through sub-committee and Task Force participation as required
    • provide input into NAC issues as required
  • Provide local support to Branch for specific CSHP advocacy campaigns
    • co-attend meetings with government officials with Branch President
    • assist Branch President and Council to promote local advocacy initiatives
  • Attend the Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM)
    • Provide written progress report for membership
    • Contribute to relevant discussions as required
  • Regularly contribute to Branch Newsletter
  • Provide orientation for the incoming Branch NAC Representative
  • Review and update the “Terms of Reference” of this position

Term of Appointment

  • appointed by Branch President for a 2 year term
  • term is renewable for 1 additional term upon mutual agreement (maximum of 4 years)