Jeanne Mance Award

Jeanne Mance Award

Since 1971, CNA has honoured a nurse or nurses at its biennial convention with the Jeanne Mance Award, named after one of Canada’s most inspirational nurses. As the first lay nurse in North America, Mance founded the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital and co-founded the surrounding settlement of Ville Marie, which later became Montreal.

Nurses nominated for this prestigious award have made significant and innovative contributions to the health of Canadians. They have worked to increase the public recognition and awareness of the nursing profession and have positively influenced nursing practice in Canada and abroad.

The 2020 recipient of the Jeanne Mance Award is Nicole Letourneau.

2018 SALLY THORNE
2016 SHAHIROSE PREMJI
2014 LUCILLE AUFFREY
2012 SANDRA P. HIRST
2010 GAIL DONNER
2008 JUDITH OULTON
2006 LINDA O’BRIEN-PALLAS
2004 GINETTE LEMIRE RODGER
2002 JANET RUSH
2000 DOROTHY PRINGLE
1998 PEGGY ANNE FIELD
1996 MARGARET NEYLAN
1994 E. LOUISE MINER
1992 HELEN GLASS
1990 SHIRLEY STINSON
1988 MARIA ROVERS (posthumous)
1986 DOROTHY KERGIN
1984 FLORENCE EMORY and SISTER DENISE LEFEBVRE
1982 VERNA HUFFMAN SPLANE
1980 HELEN K. MUSSALLEM
1979 MOYRA ALLEN and HUGUETTE LABELLE
1977 RAE CHITTICK
1974 LYLE CREELMAN, ALICE GIRARD and E.A. ELECTA MACLENNAN
1971 HELEN G. MCARTHUR

For additional information, contact CNA’s governance and leadership coordinator.

Call for Nominations

The call for nominations is now closed.

General guidelines

In fairness to each nominee, we ask that every nominator follow these general guidelines:

  • Completed nominations must include supporting documents.
  • Each nominee will be assessed based solely on the information in their nomination form. Please do not include phrases such as “see attached C.V.” when specific information is requested.
  • Each nominee must meet certain eligibility requirements.
  • You can only nominate a person for one CNA award.
  • This award may be given posthumously.

Demographic information

You will be asked to provide both your and the nominee’s name, employer information, position, full address, telephone number and CNA membership details.

Eligibility requirements

The following mandatory eligibility requirements apply (not applicable for nominees who are deceased):

  • The nominee is a nurse in good standing with their provincial/territorial regulatory body. Confirmation letter or e-mail required.
  • The nominee has paid the CNA membership fees either through their jurisdiction or the independent or emeritus nurses group.
  • The nominee has consented to the nomination.
  • The nominee has been informed that his or her name will be made public if they receive an award.
  • The nominee is a Canadian resident.

Summary of experience and major accomplishments

You will be asked to provide descriptions of the nominee’s work experience and other major accomplishments (volunteer activities, awards, etc.). Each of these can be a maximum of 150 words.

Summary of specific accomplishments

You must provide three 500-word (maximum) summaries of the nominee’s specific accomplishments related to the Jeanne Mance Award.

The first summary will show how the nominee has made a significant and innovative contribution to the health care of Canadians. These may include:

  • Participating in the implementation of new health-care, education or research programs
  • Substantially improving the health-care delivery system

The second summary will show how the nominee has made significant contributions to the status and public recognition of the nursing profession. These may include:

  • International organizations such as WHO or ICN
  • National professional associations such as CNA or other national or regional organizations
  • The advancement and promotion of nursing
  • Nursing theory or research
  • Senior-level administration

The third summary will show how the nominee has made significant and sustained contributions to nursing practice in Canada. These may include:

  • Practice innovations or expertise
  • Research and teaching
  • Administration
  • Employment relations
  • Published materials
  • Committee work
  • Community engagement

Supporting documents

Please note that you must upload the following supporting documents with your nomination:

  • Confirmation letter or e-mail from provincial/territorial regulator
  • Three separate letters from individuals from three different organizations in support of the nomination These can include a letter from the nominator.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • A biographical note no longer than 500 words

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