The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada is a trusted partner in strengthening medication safety through learning, sharing, and acting to improve health care.
Partner with ISMP Canada
Our team of experts analyze reports of medication errors from across the country and provide resources, education, and consulting services to improve medication safety.
We collect and analyze reports of medication errors and other issues so we can learn about the risks related to medications and collaboratively develop strategies to address them.
- Practitioners, community pharmacies, consumers and caregivers can report your experiences with medication errors.
We share lessons learned, including compelling actionable, evidence-informed recommendations that organizations, practitioners, consumers, and caregivers can use to reduce the risks related to medications.See the latest bulletins for healthcare professionals
See the latest consumer newsletters
We partner to implement, sustain, and evaluate medication safety improvements in practice.
Want to act now?
Consumers and caregivers
- Review 5 Questions to Ask About My Medications for your next discussion about medications with a practitioner
- Other medication safety resources
Organizations and Practitioners
- Strengthening Medication Safety in Long-Term Care
- Medication Safety Self Assessments
2023 - Volume 23
ISMP Canada ImpactOur impact
Strengthening Medication Safety in Long-Term Care
The Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC) in Ontario is partnering with ISMP Canada for 3 years to support long-term care homes in strengthening medication safety.
National Incident Data Repository for Community Pharmacies (NIDR)
ISMP Canada’s National Incident Data Repository for Community Pharmacies (NIDR) is a collection of reported medication incidents submitted anonymously by community pharmacies for the purpose of improving medication safety in the community and elsewhere.
The Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System (CMIRPS) is a collaborative pan-Canadian program of Health Canada, ISMP Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Patients for Patient Safety Canada and Healthcare Excellence Canada. The goal of CMIRPS is to reduce and prevent harmful medication incidents in Canada.