CLOSED – Job Opening: Bilingual Manager, Promotions and Communications

National, | Sep 18, 2023

POSITION SUMMARY Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is a non-profit organization committed to facilitating safe disposal programs (stemming from Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) related regulatory requirements) for unwanted medications and used medical sharps, on behalf of its member pharmaceutical manufacturers. The Bilingual Manager, Promotions and Communications is responsible for executing a wide range of communications […]

CLOSED – Job Opening: Manager, Member Engagement and Compliance

National, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, PEI, Quebec, | Aug 28, 2023

Are you passionate about protecting the environment and public health? Do you have exceptional client engagement, compliance management, analytical, problem solving and time management skills? The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is seeking a Manager, Member Engagement and Compliance, to join our team. HPSA is a non-profit organization committed to facilitating safe disposal programs (stemming […]

Major need for Canadian families to improve safe handling and disposal of medications at home

National, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, PEI, | Aug 8, 2023

Survey shows a gap between understanding of the harmful effects of accessible medications at home, and action to prevent it TORONTO, August 8, 2023 – Survey data released today highlights a discrepancy amongst parents of youth and teens in Canada, between the awareness of safe medication practices and the corresponding action around safe handling, storage, […]

New 1.8L sharps containers available in Ontario, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island

National, Manitoba, Ontario, PEI, | Jul 24, 2023

HPSA’s new 1.8L sharps containers are now available in Ontario, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. This new sharps container has a sustainable design made from recycled plastic and comes with an updated instruction label. HPSA understands the importance of convenience when it comes to storing used sharps, which is why the new 1.8L containers are […]

Press Release – Critical need to reignite action on safe disposal of unwanted household medications

National, | May 15, 2023

Research indicates an opportunity to increase safe practices for the protection of households, communities, and the environment. TORONTO, May 15, 2023 – Today, the Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) – a national not-for-profit that operates return programs for unwanted medications and used medical sharps across British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island – is […]

Press Release – Majority of household medications are left dangerously accessible to children and youth

National, | Aug 8, 2022

Recent survey also reveals that more than half of Canadian parents dispose of medications improperly, leading to contamination of communities and waterways TORONTO, August 8, 2022 – Canadian families have more work to do when it comes to medication storage, education and action around safe medication handling and disposal. A recent survey from the Health […]

2022 Annual General Meeting

National, | May 20, 2022

Health Products Stewardship Association’s 2022 Annual General Meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET. The AGM has the sole means available to attend, ask questions and vote. HPSA members: this is a unique opportunity to inquire, learn and ask questions regarding stewardship programs for health products […]

OECD Green Talks Live webinar on the Management of Pharmaceutical Household Waste

National, | May 3, 2022

We’re excited to announce that on May 10th, Director-General of Health Products Stewardship Association, Terri Drover will be a panellist in the upcoming OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Green Talks Live webinar on the Management of Pharmaceutical Household Waste. Unpacking the Management of Pharmaceutical Household Waste report prepared by OECD and with support from […]

New HPSA Logo

National, | Mar 21, 2022

As of March 21, 2022, HPSA retires its previous logo that has represented the association for many years. The new logo brings HPSA’s purpose to the forefront, with a modern touch and an improved representation of who we are as an organization. It symbolizes our mission to protect our environment and communities by providing access […]

Management of Pharmaceutical Household Waste – Report By OECD

National, | Aug 3, 2021

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a document on the management of pharmaceutical household waste. The document describes global practices and regulations on medication take-back programs. Click here to read more.