Colleen Janes appointed CCCEP Executive Director

Download News Release

News Release

For Immediate Release


Colleen Janes appointed CCCEP Executive Director

January 3, 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen Janes as the Executive Director of CCCEP. Ms. Janes will commence work with CCCEP on January 7, 2019.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Colleen’s extensive leadership and executive experience to lead CCCEP as we explore and develop new strategic directions” said Michelle Wyand, President of the Board of Directors. “Her broad experience in policy development, health care and building collaborative relationships will be great assets as CCCEP undertakes the development of a new strategic plan to renew the current 2015-2019 Strategic Plan.”

“I am looking forward to returning to my roots and working once again with the pharmacy community. This is an exciting time for pharmacy professionals as the importance of their role in the healthcare system is increasingly recognized” began Colleen Janes. “Continuing professional development is central to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in providing quality, patient-centered care and preparing to embrace expanded scopes of practice. CCCEP has an important role in ensuring high quality continuing pharmacy education is available to support these professionals in that regard, as advancements in the pharmacy profession continue to provide them with new opportunities.”

Ms. Janes has held numerous executive and senior management positions throughout her more than 20 years in the provincial public service. Past roles include Deputy Minister of the Department of Environment and Climate Change, Deputy Minister for Municipal Affairs, Assistant Secretary to Cabinet (Social Policy), and Assistant Deputy Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs. While in the public service Ms. Janes spent approximately 14 years working in the Department of Health and Community Services, including the roles of Assistant Deputy Minister of the Professional Services Branch (2011-2013), and Director of the Pharmaceutical Services Division (2003-2007). Prior to her work in the public service, she also spent six years in community pharmacy practice.

Colleen holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, as well as a certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University. In 2004, Ms. Janes was awarded the Public Service Award of Excellence for her work in the area of pharmaceutical services.


The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) is a national organization established to accredit continuing pharmacy education programs intended to be delivered to pharmacy professionals from more than one province or nationally.

CCCEP accreditation is recognized by the pharmacy regulatory authorities in all provinces and territories of Canada.


For more information, please contact:

Michelle Wyand, President

Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP)

Phone: 306-652-7790