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Kimberly LeBlanc begins tenure as CNA’s 53rd president

June 13, 2024 — The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is proud to announce that Kimberly LeBlanc has officially begun her two-year term as president effective June 13, 2024. Kimberly brings a wealth of experience, dedication, and passion to her new role following her term as president-elect. CNA is excited about the leadership and vision she will bring to the organization.

“I am honoured to take on this role and look forward to continuing the important work of advancing the nursing profession and advocating for health-care excellence in Canada,” Kimberly said. “My vision is to strengthen collaboration among nurses, promote innovative practices in health care, and ensure equitable representation and support for all members of our profession. CNA must advocate for all categories of nurses to work to their full scope of practice and seek to expand it to help alleviate declining primary care access.”

Kimberly succeeds Sylvain Brousseau, who served as CNA president from 2022 to 2024. Under Sylvain’s leadership, CNA has made significant strides in our advocacy, including advocating for long-term solutions to nursing shortages and improving nursing retention and health care across Canada. Sylvain’s passion and dedication were unrivalled, and his contributions have left a lasting impact on the organization and the nursing profession across Canada and globally.

As Kimberly steps into her new role, CNA looks forward to a future of continued growth, innovation, and advocacy under her guidance.


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 nurses in all sectors and practice settings across all 13 provinces and territories. We represent unionized and non-unionized nurses, retired nurses, nursing students, and all categories of nurses (licensed and registered practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses).

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