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International Work

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has a long history of working on behalf of its membership to advance  health policy and development in Canada and abroad and to support global health and equity.

Programs and Partnerships — For more than 35 years, CNA worked with national nursing associations (NNA) at home and around the world to build partnerships and increase NNA capacities to strengthen the nursing profession and improve the quality of nursing and health services. Through the Strengthening Nurses, Nursing Networks and Associations Program (SNNNAP) program, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), CNA worked with eight international NNAs from 2007 to 2012.

Global Health Issues — CNA collaborates with national and international non-governmental organizations and Canadian government departments, such as CIDA, Health Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, to bring expertise and perspectives of nursing to inform and influence Canada’s position on global health issues.

International Council of Nurses — CNA’s membership in the International Council of Nurses ensures Canadian nurses’ knowledge and experience contribute to advancing global health and equity. This is achieved by bringing Canadian nursing expertise and innovations to policy thinking, thereby gaining visibility, credibility and a nursing voice on health issues.

Programs and Partnerships

For more than 35 years CNA was engaged in a number of programs and partnerships inside and outside of Canada to promote nursing in global health, development…

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Global Health Issues

CNA strives to remain up-to-date on health issues around the world and liaises with a number of international organizations to keep a pulse on new…

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International Council of Nurses

Meet Judith Shamian, ICN President The International Council of Nurses is a federation of national nursing associations representing…

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