CNA celebrates Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
At a special ceremomy in Ottawa on March 5, 2013, CNA recognized 30 registered nurses (RNs) for their outstanding contribution to nursing and health care with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals. The recipients from across the country were selected by provincial/territorial nursing colleges and associations and awarded their medals at an event that included Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, CNA president Barb Mildon, CNA CEO Rachel Bard.
The evening was an opportunity to celebrate RNs who represent the best in nursing leadership. President Barb Mildon acknowledged the recipients for their leadership, commitment, passion and pride, and for giving their best to the nursing profession. Read the president’s congratulatory remarks [PDF, 78.8 KB].
Participation in the medal program
In collaboration with its jurisdictional members, CNA was invited to award 30 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to exemplary RNs across the country. After the Governor General of Canada had provided these one-time commemorative medals to CNA, we asked each of our provincial and territorial jurisdictions to nominate deserving RNs.
We are now happy to announce the recipients.
Honouring dedication to Canada
Created to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, the medals honour Canadians who have dedicated themselves to the service of their fellow citizens, their community and their country.
In 2013, Diamond Jubilee Medals will be given to 60,000 Canadians for their achievements and contributions. The medal program is administered by the Governor General’s office, which has connected with partner organizations — including CNA — to ensure that Canadians from a variety of fields receive this honour.