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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Statement about CNA building

With the experience of working entirely remotely for more than a year behind us, CNA is looking forward with excitement to the benefits of working, meeting, and learning remotely on a permanent basis. Our building in Ottawa has been vastly under-used for years, so we have reached the sound business decision to explore the sale of our headquarters in downtown Ottawa.

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Accreditation applications now accepted online

The CNA Accreditation Program upholds standards of quality for continuing professional development for nurses in Canada. Organizations can now apply through a new online process to achieve nationwide recognition for the value their programs offer.

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CNA is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing. We represent registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed and registered practical nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, retired nurses and nursing students across all 13 provinces and territories.

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CNA is the unified voice of Canadian nursing — from coast to coast to coast. We support students and nurses in the beginning stages of their careers, those who are working full and part-time, and those who are retired. No matter where you work, we’re determined to make nursing better — for nurses, for patients and for our public health systems.

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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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