CNA News Room

Remarkable group of nurses named the third class of Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing

October 14, 2022 — The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is delighted to announce that 18 nurses were inducted to the Canadian Academy of Nursing today as part of the induction ceremony of the third annual class of Fellows.

Established in 2019, the Academy is the first pan-Canadian organization dedicated to identifying, educating, supporting, and celebrating nursing leaders across all the regulated categories and domains of practice. Fellows are among the most accomplished nurses in our country and their successful nominations reflect careers of sustained impact across nursing and health systems.

To become Fellows, each candidate provided a detailed submission to the Academy, along with the support of two nominators. The decision to accept Fellows is based on their demonstration of exceptional and sustained contributions and commitments to advancing the nursing profession.

The 18 Fellows in the class of 2022 are:

  • Barbara Astle
  • Jennifer Baumbusch
  • Francine de Montigny
  • Aliyah Dosani
  • Margaret Edwards
  • Debbie Fraser
  • Céline Gélinas
  • Wendy Hall
  • Margaret Ann Kennedy
  • Nicole Letourneau
  • Martha MacLeod
  • Katherine McGilton
  • Josephine Muxlow
  • Lori Schindel Martin
  • Eric Staples
  • Gillian Strudwick
  • Lucie Tremblay
  • Susan VanDeVelde-Coke

CNA, its board of directors, and Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing are excited to welcome the incoming class of Fellows.


About the Canadian Nurses Association
CNA is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing. Our mission is to advance the nursing profession to improve health outcomes in Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system. CNA is the only national association that speaks for all types of nurses across all 13 provinces and territories. We represent nurses that are unionized and non-unionized, retired nurses, nursing students, and all categories of nurses (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed and registered practical nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses).

For more information, please contact:
Lucas Veiga
Public Affairs Lead
Cell: 613-697-7497