Meeting of Members 2022

CNA will host its annual general meeting (AGM) virtually on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The AGM provides an opportunity for CNA members to exchange perspectives on matters of interest and to hear about CNA’s activities. To register, you must be an active CNA member as of May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET, and sign in to your CNA account.

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CNA unveils massive 28-storey mural to celebrate nurses nationwide

The Canadian Nurses Association today unveiled a massive, 28-storey reminder to people in Canada of the immense role nurses have played and continue to play amidst the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, which has created a health-care crisis.

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Online community for CNA members only

The new CNA online community connects members with each other based on their type of practice and areas of interest. Join the community now and engage with your colleagues, discuss issues, and share useful resources.

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The CNA mantra: #WeAnswerTheCall

As part of CNA’s annual commemoration of National Nursing Week, we are proud to launch our new corporate mantra video. Using the mantra #WeAnswerTheCall, the video sheds light on the many roles that nurses play in Canada. In the video, the mantra manifests itself in three distinct images: being on call, a call for action, and having a calling.

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New framework captures complex nature of cannabis

The new Non-Medical Cannabis: A Nursing Framework [PDF, 8.02 MB] provides a visual and written summary of the complex medical and social issues surrounding cannabis. The framework examines how nursing has been affected by the legalization of cannabis and is one of the many resources CNA offers to help meet the profession’s needs.

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What Our Members Say

“I am thankful for CNA for the instrumental professional leadership and regulatory support that it provides to nurses in the North.”

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Jo-Anne Cecchetto

Assistant Deputy Minister, NU

What Our Members Say

“Canadian nurses need a unifying voice to advocate for and lead the profession; CNA is that voice. CNA’s collective leadership is critical to the health and well-being of our nation.”

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Dawn Tisdale

Provincial Health Services Authority, BC

What Our Members Say

“Belonging to CNA allows me to remain connected with national nursing issues, access helpful digital resources and contribute to national nursing advancement. I wouldn’t be without it!”

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Mary McAllister, RN, PhD, FCAN

Retired, ON

What Our Members Say

“I belong to CNA because it brings together and enables nurses from all walks of life to have a voice that speaks to all Canadians, patients and policy-makers.”

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Gail Donner, RN, BScN, PhD, FCAN

Professor Emerita, University of Toronto; Partner, donnerwheeler

What Our Members Say

“Being a member of CNA has continuously pushed me to think about the bigger picture and how nursing can transform health care through leadership and innovation.”

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Patrick Chiu

Professional Practice Advisor, AB

What Our Members Say

“CNA is current and relevant, even when unexpected changes happen — like a pandemic and its aftermath.”

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Nadia Prendergast, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

What Our Members Say

“I value my membership with CNA because it advocates and lobbies for nursing initiatives at a national level.”

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Melissa Holzer

Territorial Specialist in Acute Care, NU

What Our Members Say

“I value the leadership role that CNA takes in advocating for and supporting advanced practice nursing roles in Canada.”

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Dr. Lorraine Avery, RN, PhD, CNCC (C)

Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist, MB

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CNA works to ensure that nurses’ expertise, guidance and concerns are top of mind with government leaders and key decision-makers across Canada. #WeAnswerTheCall

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