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June 23-24, 2020
Shaw Centre
Ottawa, Ontario

Over 500 nursing colleagues from across Canada will converge in Ottawa for CNA’s exciting 2020 biennial convention. Our program features outstanding keynote speakers, solution labs, coach’s corners, panel presentations, PechaKucha 20X20s and networking opportunities — all geared toward the free flow of ideas nurses and CNA can put into action.

CNA is thrilled to again hold the event in the nation’s capital, a beautiful urban centre where you can enjoy the great outdoors just minutes from your hotel room. Ottawa has a welcoming cosmopolitan vibe and is known for being exceptionally walkable. Extend your stay and explore Parliament Hill and the city’s many parks, attractions and museums. Be sure to visit Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market, which boasts a bustling farmers’ market and chic shops during the day and hums with nightlife after the workday is done.

Convention theme:
Take Care of Nurses to Take Charge of Health

The theme for CNA’s 2020 biennial convention is Take Care of Nurses to Take Charge of Health. Because the well-being of nurses is essential to building effective health systems, the convention will be full of inspirational ideas, conversations and practical strategies for ensuring the nursing profession is ready to deliver quality care. We’re focusing on nurses’ health in part because the World Health Organization has declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Welcome letters
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson [PDF, 620.1 KB]
Ottawa Tourism [PDF, 263.5 KB]