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CNA’s Cross-Country Tour: Meeting Canada’s Nurses in Their Communities – Next stop: Manitoba, November 7-9, 2011 – Advisory

Ottawa, November 2, 2011 – Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) president Judith Shamian and a CNA team are visiting Manitoba next week as part of their 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 feedback and ideas shared on the tour will also be a part of CNA’s National Expert Commission, which will develop policy recommendations to help shape Canada’s health-care system. The Manitoba leg of the tour begins in the Parkland Region and Brandon on November 7 and then travels to Winnipeg for the remaining two days.

What?

Manitoba is CNA’s next stop in a cross-country engagement campaign.

When?

November 7-9, 2011

Where?

Tour highlights include visits to:

Monday, November 7

  • Ebb & Flow First Nation Community Health Centre
  • Brandon Regional Health Centre

Tuesday, November 8

  • Helen Glass Centre for Nursing, University of Manitoba
  • Red River College
  • Meeting with Premier Greg Selinger and Minister of Health Theresa Oswald

Wednesday, November 9

  • St. Boniface Health Centre
  • Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre

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:

Kate Headley External Communications Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
E-mail: kheadley@cna-aiic.ca
Tel: 613-237-2159, ext. 561

On-site media relations:

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