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CNA’s Cross-Country Tour: Meeting Canada’s Nurses in Their Communities – First stop: New Brunswick, March 1-2, 2011 – Advisory

Ottawa, February 28, 2011 – Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) president Judith Shamian and a CNA team are travelling across Canada starting in New Brunswick on a mission to engage nurses, other health-care providers, government decision-makers and the media in a national dialogue on the future of Canada’s health system. They will be tackling a range of health-care issues that affect nurses and have an impact on the health of Canadians. The first leg of the tour begins in Moncton on March 1st, continues on to Fredericton later that evening, and ends in Saint John on March 2nd. CNA will be meeting nurses and nurse leaders, academics and students, government officials, health experts and community representatives throughout the visit.

WHO?

Canadian Nurses Association

WHEN?

March 1-2, 2011

WHAT?

New Brunswick is CNA’s first stop in a cross-country engagement campaign. We’re coming to your community to listen and to share.

WHERE?

Discussions and meetings will take place at:

  • Moncton: George Dumont Regional Hospital
  • Fredericton: University of New Brunswick and the Community Health Clinic
  • Saint John: St. Josephs’ Community Health Centre and Saint John Regional Hospital

WHY?

Canada’s registered nurses strongly support a shift in health policy to focus on wellness, health promotion and disease prevention. We want a new health accord that includes pharmacare and home care coverage. We want a change to health system funding toward community-based care, health promotion and chronic disease prevention. And we want investments in health services delivery based on collaborative teams where bottlenecks are eliminated by nurses and nurse practitioners, along with other health professionals.

CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 143,843 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

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Media inquiries:

External Communications Coordinator
CNA Media Relations
Canadian Nurses Association
E-mail: media@cna-aiic.ca
Tel: 613-237-2133, ext. 553

On-site media relations:

Lisa Brazeau
Director, Corporate Communications
Canadian Nurses Association
E-mail: lbrazeau@cna-aiic.ca
Cell: 613-864-1371