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.

A call to action for all Canadians

National, | Jul 14, 2021

Today, we’re issuing an urgent call to action for Canadians to clear out their medicine cabinets of unwanted medications and bring them into a pharmacy for safe disposal. This call to action comes at a critical time. Not only has COVID-19 further exacerbated the rate of accidental drug poisoning, but many provinces are reporting a […]

Old meds be gone – How to dispose of medications safely?

National, | May 3, 2021

Find program participating pharmacies on a drop-off location map.