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CNA Webinar Series

Once you have registered for one of the webinars listed below, be sure to download these WebEx instructions [PDF, 544.6 KB].

Recordings of past webinars

Aboriginal health nursing in Canada: Policy and best practice

In this webinar, we will discuss the findings from Aboriginal Health Nursing and Aboriginal Health: Charting Policy Direction for Nursing in Canada, which will inform core nursing policy for CNA and the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.). These findings will strengthen and improve aboriginal health nursing, aboriginal health leadership and aboriginal health. Learn about new models of care and outcomes for Aboriginal Peoples that are based on best practices and a deep knowledge of their health-care needs.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m. ET

Presented by:

Tania Dick
Nurse Practitioner, Cormorant Island Community Health Center

Tania Dick is from the Dzawada'enuxw First Nations band of Kingcome Inlet, B.C. A nurse practitioner who completed her graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, Tania has spent her entire nursing career working in and advocating for aboriginal communities, with a strong focus on aboriginal health policy issues. She has been involved both provincially and nationally in building capacity for aboriginal nurses to participate in creating change from the grass roots to the policy level regarding service delivery to Aboriginal Peoples. Tania believes that the change required for closing the health equity and disparity gap for First Nations people in Canada starts with building capacity, inclusion and the empowerment of aboriginal nurses at all levels of the health-care system. Giving a voice to and lifting our aboriginal nurses helps to build confident, influential role models for all our aboriginal communities.


Bernice Downey, BScN, MA, PhD
Principal, Minoayawin — Good Health Consulting

Bernice Downey is a woman of Oji/Cree and Celtic heritage. She is a medical anthropologist with research interests in health literacy and traditional knowledge for indigenous populations. Currently, she is the appointed aboriginal cancer lead for Cancer Care Ontario’s Toronto-Central regional program. Bernice’s professional experience includes her work as: proprietor of Minoayawin — Good Health Consulting, CEO of the National Aboriginal Health Organization, executive director of the A.N.A.C., associate director of the Well Living House — Centre for Research on Inner City Health, sessional instructor on indigenous health at McMaster University and qualitative researcher at Well Living House. She is an experienced administrator, facilitator and an organizational and systemic change agent. She is also a lifelong advocate in the work to address the serious health inequities among indigenous populations in Canada.

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Uncover your inner leader

Self-leadership is important in health care today and can improve the quality of your work-life balance. In this webinar, we will investigate what obstacles need to be overcome to enable self-leadership and what tools you can use to uncover your natural potential. By addressing these questions, Uncover your Inner Leader will show you how you can take your leadership to the next level.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m. ET

Presented by:

Kanchan Prinsloo, RN, MA, CEC, ACC
Certified Executive Coach, International Coach Federation

Kanchan Prinsloo is an executive coach who focuses on empowering individuals through leadership. She has held leadership positions in both public and private sectors for 25 years. Kanchan is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in leadership, specializing in health care, as well as a certified executive coach and an associate certified coach with the International Coach Federation.

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For questions about the CNA webinar series, contact Norma Freeman at nfreeman@cna-aiic.ca.