Kris Thorkelson

Proposed Executive Profile to add to www.prescriptionshop.ca Kris Thorkelson is proud to be the founder and owner of The Prescription Shop and bring more than twenty-five years of experience in the pharmacy industry to his leadership at the company. Kris graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1991. He then returned to the University of Manitoba graduating in 1996 with a Psychology degree.

Prior to founding The Prescription Shop, Kris led and helped grow HW Pharmacy, a retail pharmacy in Winnipeg, which he eventually sold to Safeway Canada in 1995. Kris is also the founder of Canada Drugs, an online pharmacy that helped millions of patients gain access to the best prices on the best brand and generic medications and filled over 7 million discount prescriptions for customers around the world.

Kris has been licensed as a pharmacist in Manitoba since 1991 and has previously held licenses to practice pharmacy in both Alberta and British Columbia. He served as a councillor for the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association (now called the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba) from 2004 to 2006 and again from 2008 to 2010.

Outside of his years in the pharmacy industry, Kris is also the owner of My Place Realty, a real estate company focused on helping renters find apartments in the Winnipeg area. Kris Thorkelson is very family-focused, and he and his wife are proud to raise four daughters. He enjoys spending time with them at their cottage and traveling.