Excellence Canada is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to developing standards for, as well as certifying and recognizing organizational excellence, across all sectors in Canada. The College partnered with Excellence Canada in December of 2016, selecting the Excellence, Innovation and Wellness (EIW) Standard, one of the most progressive standards in the world.

An exceptional amount of hard work and dedication is required to become a recipient of the standard. Meeting the standard involved a comprehensive assessment of the College as an organization from all perspectives, including its employees, customers, leadership, governance, planning, processes, social responsibility, suppliers, partners and results.

The 5 Drivers of the Excellence, Innovation and Wellness Standard are:

  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Customers
  • People
  • Process and Project Management

After conducting a gap analysis in March 2017, the College assigned several Action Teams made up of volunteer staff members from all departments and staffing levels to develop the missing policies, plans, guidelines, etc.

Achieving Excellence Canada’s Silver Certification will ensure the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia’s status as a modern, relevant and progressive organization, able to continue to fulfill its mandate of better health through excellence in pharmacy within an ever-changing provincial health landscape.

Excellence Canada is scheduled to send its verification team in May 2019 to determine if the College has achieved Silver Certification. Watch for our announcement.

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