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Shoppers Drug Mart Funding

Anderson College & Westervelt College Students Eligible for Shoppers Drug Mart Funding – Financial Support to Spur Pharmacy Technician Professional Registration

Anderson College of Health, Business and Technology is thrilled to announce that students enrolled in both Anderson’s and Westervelt’s Pharmacy Technician program will have the opportunity to enroll in the Technician Licensing Assistance Program (TLAP) developed by Shoppers Drug Mart’s Central Pharmacy Services (CPS), a division of Shoppers Drug Mart.  TLAP is designed to assist and financially support pharmacy assistants working at Central Pharmacy Services to become fully registered as Pharmacy Technicians. Anderson College and CPS will conduct Open Houses to provide details to interested students.

“Pharmacy Technicians have been vital to our ability to support our partner pharmacies in the delivery of exceptional patient care. We are grateful for the opportunity to reduce financial barriers and support individuals wishing to join this great profession. said Matt Koehler, Senior Operations Director of Central Pharmacy Services.

“Our deepest appreciation goes to Shoppers Drug Mart for creating this innovative solution to support tomorrow’s Pharmacy Technicians. This is an incredible opportunity for students in our CCAPP accredited Pharmacy Technician program, not only because they may receive financial support  for their education, but they will also be able to be part of  Shoppers Drug Mart Organization and CPS environment alongside individuals and teams of highly regarded healthcare professionals.” said Heather Yang, Chief Executive Officer of Anderson College.

“Our commitment to our students is to provide superior educational and training experiences, ensuring they graduate with the skills and knowledge to succeed within their respective fields,” said Rose Elia, Chief Operating Officer of Anderson College. “This partnership empowers our Pharmacy Technician students to learn hands-on, serving patients, and provides a clear pathway for them to become licensed professionals, removing any barriers by providing financial support.”

TLAP funding covers a 100% reimbursement for registration and licensing fees and an 80% reimbursement of Pharmacy Technician program costs up to a maximum of $12,000. * Eligible Anderson College and Westervelt College students must be entitled to study/work in Canada, registered as a Pharmacy Technician student and be employed full-time or part-time (practicum training) within a Central Pharmacy Services.*

Virtual Open Houses to provide further details about the TLAP program and how to apply, will be held in the coming days.

*Terms and Conditions Apply. For more information on the TLAP Funding opportunity for students of our Pharmacy Technician program, please email

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