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 […]

HPSA Launches New 1.8L Sharps Containers in Ontario Pharmacies!

Ontario, | Apr 12, 2023

Attention all Ontario residents! HPSA has exciting news for you – we’ve just launched our new 1.8L sharps containers, which are now available at many pharmacies across the province. Our new sharps containers have a sustainable design made from recycled plastic and come with an updated instruction label. We understand the importance of convenience when […]

CLOSED – Job Opening: Financial Analyst

Ontario, | Jan 5, 2023

HPSA is seeking a Full-Time Financial Analyst to support us in day-to-day accounting and financial analysis. Reports to: Manager of Finance Description Day-to-day operation of the accounting department Coordinate issuance of member self-reporting forms (SRF’s), follow up on o/s SRF’s and compile completed ones Enter completed SRF’s sales data in the excel workbook and calculate […]

CLOSED – Job Opening: Associate, Operations & IT

Ontario, | Jan 5, 2023

HPSA is seeking a Full-Time Associate, Operations & IT. The Associate, Operations & IT is responsible for the following: Assisting the Manager, Stewardship Programs & Operations with developing and implementing metrics, scorecards and dashboards. Assisting with several projects, such as selecting, developing and implementing software to support the collection and presentation of metrics, scorecards and […]

Manitoba Medications Return and Sharps Collection Program Plan Renewal

Manitoba, | Jan 3, 2023

HPSA is renewing its Medications Return and Sharps Collection Program Plan in Manitoba. Please click on the link to consult the draft MMRP and MSCP plan. Contact us with any comments at  

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.