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Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada names Denis Langlois as Distinguished Associate of the Year

These awards were officially presented on October 6, 2021, at Neighbourhood Pharmacies' Virtual Pharmacy EXPO.

October 8, 2021  by CM Staff

Denis Langlois, Vice President of Corporate Sales at Auro Pharma, Winner of the 2021 Distinguished Associate of the Year Award. (CNW Group/Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada)

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) dedicates this year’s Len Marks Pharmacy Advancement Award to the entire Canadian pharmacy sector and presents Denis Langlois, Vice President of Corporate Sales at Auro Pharma, with the Distinguished Associate of the Year Award.

“Our annual awards celebrate the tremendous dedication of the community pharmacy sector and recognize pharmacy’s role as an advocate for convenient, accessible healthcare in Canada,” notes Sandra Hanna, CEO, Neighbourhood Pharmacies. “We are steadily unlocking pharmacy’s potential as a healthcare partner, and Canadians see that pharmacy’s door is open as a trusted public health and primary care provider within their communities.”

These awards were officially presented on October 6, 2021, at Neighbourhood Pharmacies’ Virtual Pharmacy EXPO.

“On behalf of Neighbourhood Pharmacies’ Board of Directors, I’m honoured to recognize both Denis Langlois and the entire Canadian pharmacy sector for their exceptional contributions,” said Rita Winn, Board Chair, Neighbourhood Pharmacies. “These awards call attention to the unique potential and innovation the pharmacy sector delivers in all areas of our healthcare system and highlights why pharmacy and pharmacy teams are relied upon as a partner to government, healthcare providers and patients.”

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The Association presents this award in memory of Len Marks, Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS) Board Chair from 1997-2000. The award recognizes the importance of supporting the development and excellence of pharmacy advancement at the university level, encouraging students to enter pharmacy as a career and providing an environment for education and training for pharmacy staff to advance the standards of healthcare delivery.

The 2021 Len Marks Award is dedicated to the entire Canadian pharmacy sector. Pharmacies and pharmacy teams have offered accessible, critical support to Canadians and their communities amidst the unique and complex challenges of COVID-19. Pharmacy is serving on the frontlines of public health and primary care, delivering testing and immunization services that are critical during the pandemic.