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CNA’s Cross-Country Tour: Meeting Canada’s Nurses in Their Communities – Next Stop: Ontario, February 8-10, 2012 – Advisory

Ottawa, February 3, 2012 – Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) president Judith Shamian and a CNA team are visiting Ontario 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 independent National Expert Commission, which will develop policy recommendations to help shape Canada’s health-care system. The Ontario leg of the tour begins in Scarborough on February 8, moves to Ottawa on February 9, and finishes in Sudbury on February 10.

What:

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

When:

February 8-10, 2012

Where:

Tour highlights include visits to:

Wednesday, February 8

  • The Scarborough Hospital — General campus

Thursday, February 9

  • Forum of chief nursing executives of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network

  • Luncheon with Premier Dalton McGuinty

Friday, February 10

  • Breakfast with Sudbury’s nursing community

  • Health Sciences North

CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 146,788 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
Tel: 613-237-2159, ext. 561
E-mail: kheadley@cna-aiic.ca

On-site contact:

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