As one of Canada’s leading and most trusted retailers, Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix is committed to providing more ways to care for Canadians through Corporate Social Responsibility. We believe that our organization must reflect the diverse communities we serve. Shoppers Drug Mart is committed to equality, health and safety, and the overall wellbeing of our employees, and the patients and customers who place their trust in us each day.
Through corporate philanthropic and community investment programs we provide funding for national and community-based health-related organizations focused on improving the quality of life for all Canadians.
Our current focus is programs targeted towards women’s health – mind, body and spirit. Our new commitment to women’s health is founded in the belief that when Canadian women are healthy and well, Canada is also healthy and well. Collectively we have contributed more than $36,161,573 since 2007.
Tree of Life / Arbre de vie founded in 2002 is an enduring program within the Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix family - together we’ve raised in excess of $17 million for approximately 400 local women’s health organizations annually which are chosen by the Associate-owner of each store.
FacingCancer.ca website, of which Shoppers Drug Mart/ Pharmaprix is the title sponsor, is Canada’s first major online community where women living with cancer can share, learn, confide and connect.
WomensHealthMatters.ca partners Shoppers Drug Mart/ Pharmaprix with Canada’s renowned Women’s College Hospital, and highlights several initiatives that will improve information access to women. This includes the premier sponsor of this popular website, as well as the development of a website focusing on women’s mental health, all designed to increase the resources available to women to assist in achieving optimal health. Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers is a five-city, 60km event raising funds locally to support women’s cancer research and programming, locally, engaging thousands of walkers as well as our own corporate team.
Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers is a three-city, 60km event raising funds locally to support women’s cancer research and programming, locally, engaging thousands of walkers as well as our own corporate team of over 1000 individuals, of whom we are very proud.
Motherisk, proudly sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart/ Pharmaprix, provides women and caregivers nationwide bilingual access to a world-renowned program based at the Hospital for Sick Children. Motherisk provides fact-based expertise on the effects of medications, chronic disease, medical treatments, and other factors impacting pregnancy and newborns.