April 3, 2014 - Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act
Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC), like all not for profit corporations in Canada is expected to comply with the requirements of this new legislation by October 2014. Over the past year and a half the Governance Standing Committee has undertaken a review of our current bylaws and drafted updated bylaws to ensure our continuance under the requirements of the new Act. The draft bylaws were recently approved by the CHNC Board of Directors and will be presented for approval at our June AGM which coincides with our 9th National CHNC Conference in Ottawa. In order that members are informed about the upcoming bylaw changes the following documents are provided for your review:
If you have any questions about the revised bylaw please contact Ann Manning, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st 2014.
April 2, 2014 - Notice of Community Health Nurses of Canada – Annual General Meeting
The Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Monday June 2, 2014 in conjunction with 9th National Community Health Nurses Conference in Ottawa, Ontario.
Call for resolutions
Please submit any resolutions on or before 12:00 EST May 1, 2014 to the Governance Standing Committee at email@example.com.
April 2, 2014 - Award of Merit & Honorary Lifetime Membership Awards Call for Nominations - Deadline extended to April 21, 2014
The deadline for nominations for the CHNC Award of Merit and the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award has been extended to April 21, 2014.
Click here for information about the Award of Merit and click here for information about the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award.
April 3, 2013 - The Art of Opening The Conversation: Facilitator Training
April 10-11 in Vancouver ON and April 14-15 in Ottawa ON
A 2-day facilitator training workshop in Vancouver, April 10-11, and in Ottawa, April 14-15, on the Circle of Health - The Art of Opening the Conversation: Finding Common Ground to Improve Health & Social Inequities.
The workshop appeals to those working to promote community and population health, and health equity. It is open to anyone interested in facilitating others in community development, health promotion, and educational experiences.
Interested in increasing your confidence facilitating critical moments & varied perspectives in group settings? Participants will learn, reflect on, and apply transformative skills to issues that are relevant to their community and workplace.
For more information: http://thequaich.pe.ca/workshops.asp#2
April 3,2014 - Health
Promotion Seminar - Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice
Model: Using It in Practice
Thursday April 17, 2014 at 12 noon – 1:00 pm
By the end of this seminar
1. Define a professional practice
2. Describe the context and development of the professional practice
3. Explain the Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice
4. Describe the application of the model.
Ruth Schofield, RN, BScN, MSc(T),
has been an Assistant Professor for 14 years in undergraduate community health
nursing education. Ruth has over 23 years of public health nursing practice and
administration. Her research is in community health nursing, nursing education,
mental health and housing and includes a number of peer-review publications.
Ruth has held various professional nursing leadership roles including, President
of Community Health Nurses of Canada and Community Health Nurses’ Initiatives
Group of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), as well as,
committee chair for the revisions of the Canadian community health nursing
standards of practice (2011), the development of the professional practice model
visual (2013), and the development of the public health nursing discipline
specific competences (2009) and home health nursing competences (2010).
April 3, 2014 - A.N.A.C./NCCID Forum on Infectious Disease and Public Health in Northern Canada
The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.) and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) are working in collaboration to explore issues of importance and value to nurses working in the North. NCCID is interested in the views of public health and front line practitioners (e.g. public health nurses in Aboriginal, northern, rural, and remote communities) about their most pressing needs and priorities with regard to nursing practice and the prevention of infectious diseases in the populations they serve.
It is hoped that this survey will allow for the participation and input of A.N.A.C. members and associates to assist in determining the specific format and structure of the proposed forum that will be of most use to them.
A.N.A.C./NCCID Survey or https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YSLQPF5
April 3, 2014 - Skills Online Spring 2014. Registration is now
Skills Online is pleased to announce the addition
of a new course to its suite of modules designed to help you increase your
knowledge and skills to meet the core competencies for public health.
Evaluation is a critical part of
work in all areas of public health. Introduction to Evaluation will increase
your ability to:
understand program evaluation
plan, conduct and
commission an evaluation of a public health/health promotion intervention
evaluation findings to improve practice and policy.
Registration for all modules in
the Spring 2014 session of Skills Online is open from March 24 to April 20,
2014. The session start date is May 12, 2014 for all facilitated modules.
Self-directed modules are available on an ongoing basis and registration for
self-directed modules can be done at any time.
To register, please visit www.skillsonline.ca. For detailed
descriptions of current modules, please click on the listed modules below.
Mars 3, 2014 - WEBINAR - New Knowledge:
Population-Specific Status Report - HIV and other STBBIs among Youth
Friday - March 7, 2013 1PM EST
A new Population-Specific Status Report on HIV and other sexually
transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) among Youth in Canada has been completed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. In this webinar, we will highlight key findings from this most recent report. The report provides a detailed synthesis of what is currently known about factors that increase vulnerability or resilience to STBBIs among youth in Canada, along with recent surveillance findings for this population aged 15 to 29 years. This presentation will be of particular interest to individuals working in public health, the community based sector, research, government and academia undertaking communicable disease prevention and control among youth. The report includes useful evidence to inform future policy, program and research directions.
FRIDAY MARCH 7, 2013 1PM EST*
To attend the webinar you need to follow these three steps:
You will receive an email confirmation with a personalised link for you to join the webinar and dial-in instructions to join the teleconference to hear the presentations. Save that email until the day of the webinar.
On the day of the webinar, click the link on the confirmation email to watch the webinar. To hear the presentations, you must dial in to the teleconference number provided.
Community Health Nurses of Canada, in partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (NCCDH), recently completed a report designed to contribute to public health nursing leadership development planning, strategies and activities in Canada.
The report includes a literature scan and a pilot survey of the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Board members and members of CHNC standing committees. The literature scan describes leadership issues and leadership development opportunities for public health nursing leadership. The survey includes examples of leadership development opportunities with respect to health equity and the social determinants of health. A third component is the report of the preconference consultation carried out in June 2013.
February 17, 2014 - CHNC Membership in CCPH21
CHNC is a member organization of the Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century (CCPH21) a national network of non-profit organizations, professional associations, health charities and academic researchers who share the common goal to improve and sustain the health of Canadians. Katie Dilworth is the CHNC representative on CCPH21.
CCPH21 recently produced a video Public Health: A Return on Investment which encourages governments to strengthen Canada’s economy and productivity through investments in public health.
February 15, 2014 - Call for Nominations 2014
Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Nominating Committee is seeking experienced, committed, skilled individuals, who are passionate about community health nursing, as nominees for the CHNC Board of Directors to lead CHNC into the future.
The Call for Nominations is for the following Director positions for two-year terms of office beginning at the time of the Annual General Meeting held in conjunction with the 9th National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference - June 2-4, 2014
The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates with a variety of skills and experiences including but not limited to:
Leadership in community health nursing (formal and informal)
Understanding of and interest in advancing current issues in community health nursing
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across Canada
Ability to commit time and to serve on the CHNC Board and at least one CHNC Standing Committee
Specific areas of experience considered an asset include organizational governance, financial planning, communications, membership recruitment & policy development
For a more complete list of responsibilities related to specific positions, please see attached.
Nominations for Director must be in writing and signed by the nominee indicating consent to be a candidate and must include 2 nominators who are CHNC members in good standing. Any CHNC member in good standing shall be eligible to be nominated for the office of Director.
The nomination form must be accompanied by a brief description of the candidate’s skills and experience (maximum 1 page) and signatures of the nominee and nominators. The brief description of candidate’s skills and experience may be published in communications to members.
Nomination papers must be received by the Executive Director, addressed to the Nominating Committee, on or before midnight EST, April 12, 2014.
Nominations must be received by the CHNC Executive Director @
Community Health Nurses of Canada
75 New Cove Road
St. John’s, NL, A1A 2C2
Please note - nominations received after midnight EST, April 12, 2014 shall not be considered.
For more information and for the nomination form please click here.
CHNC 2014 National Conference: How to demonstrate why you should attend
Join us in Canada's capital, Ottawa, for CHNC's 9th National Community Health Nurses Conference, taking place from June 2nd - 4th, 2014. This conference brings together nurses interested in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education to provide a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas and generate solutions. Plan to be part of this forum - this year's conference is sure to be a success! Click here for strategies that may help you demonstrate value to your employer.
Top 8 reasons to attend the CHNC 2014 National Conference
It has never been so important to incorporate knowledge to action, by engaging nurses with others in knowledge exchange, enabling evidence informed practice, and inspiring excellence. Click here to see the top 8 reasons to attend the CHNC conference or send a nurse to the conference.
January 28, 2014 - HARM REDUCTION = NURSING CARE CAMPAIGN
This is a facebook campaign led by 3 Canadian nursing organizations:
CANADIAN NURSES ASSOCIATION (CNA), CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSES IN HIV/AIDS CARE (CANAC), CANADIAN NURSING STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (CNSA) in support of harm reduction.
Nurses, regardless of where they work, use harm reduction approaches. These approaches recognize the need for risk reduction, health and safety promotion, and prevention of death and disability. They are based on principles intended to treat all individuals with respect, with dignity and in a non-judgmental manner, regardless of their health conditions, their behaviours, and their practices.
January 21, 2014 - deSouza Institute Winter 2014 - 2015 Course Calendar
Cancer cases are on the rise. 1 in 3 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. Whether it is cancer prevention and health promotion, patient teaching and education, ongoing management of cancer symptoms, or psychosocial support, providers with the latest knowledge and skills in cancer care will provide the best care to cancer patients and positively affect their quality of life.
Whether in a cancer centre, general hospital or in the community, the deSouza Institute offers interactive online courses that are designed to support providers in delivering high quality, standardized care. They can be accessed anytime and anywhere!
Please view the deSouza Institute course calendar which features courses from January 2014 to April 2015 to give providers flexibility to plan their continuing education.
January 13, 2014 - Graduate Diploma in Oncology/Palliative Care Program
New for 2014: We have revised the admission criteria to open this program to health care professionals with a completed health-care related undergraduate honour degree and a minimum of two years' experience in a health-related field. We welcome applications from health care professionals, including nurses, physicians, physician's assistants, physiotherapists, dentists, social workers, psychologists, etc.
This program is designed to help health care professionals meet the challenges associated with working with oncology and palliative care patients. The online delivery allows this program to be accessible to students across Canada and potentially worldwide. An additional simulation component will take place on-site at the Faculty of Nursing’s state-of-the-art, newly expanded facilities in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
We are currently recruiting students for Fall 2014 – part-time or full-time. We encourage you to review the program details and application information by clicking here.
Application deadline for the Fall intake is February 15 or until seats are filled.
January 13, 2014 - Diabetes Educator Course
Kinghooper Diabetes Educator Course in partnership with UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education is once again offering the Diabetes Educator Course in multiple cities this year.
Diabetes is an emerging epidemic. No matter what area of health care you work in, you will encounter people affected by diabetes. New approaches to diabetes management are continuously appearing.
This comprehensive course is for health professionals from a variety of disciplines who face diabetes in practice. The goal is to update your understanding of the complexities of diabetes care, and learn effective approaches to educate those affected by diabetes. It is an ideal course if you are entering the dynamic, specialty field of diabetes education. This course is not specifically designed as preparation for the CDE examination; however it will serve as an excellent review in your preparation to become a certified diabetes educator.
The course format includes didactic and interactive presentations from a variety of experts, group discussions, and case studies. Opportunity will be provided to learn diabetes management innovations from technology and pharmaceutical companies during the interactive Exhibitors’ Luncheon. Time is built in for networking with colleagues. This is an intensive course that is sure to stimulate and motivate you. You will come away with a solid foundation in high quality diabetes management and education.
Canadians should know what RNs are really made of. And we want you, our members, to show them. If selected, you could be featured in print, TV or online ads aimed at raising public awareness of the value of RNs. Apply today!
January 9, 2013 - The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness [SAMI] Training Program
Live broadcasts take place on TUESDAYS, from 11:30am-12:30pm EST (Toronto Time).
The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness [SAMI] training program is pleased to bring you the following free webinars. Please join us!
January 9, 2013 - Revised 2014 Community Health Nursing Certification Guidebook Available for CHNC Members
In this 6th edition of the Guidebook, CHNs will find suggested formats for organizing and facilitating effective and successful study groups, recommended reading lists and updated links to both text-based and multimedia resources.
To access an electronic copy of guidebook, members will need to sign in to the Members section of website and click on Members Only /Forum link. Non-members can order a hard copy for $50.00 by visiting Resources for Purchase.
December 28, 2013 - Capacity Building Seed Grant Opportunity for CHNC members - Deadline Feb 28, 2014
Seed funding is available from the CHNC to CHNC members to plan and deliver local and provincial/territory education and capacity building activities that would not otherwise occur because of limited financial resources
Schools are a key setting for
PHNs to provide public health programs and services and work collaboratively
with others committed to comprehensive school health. The paper describes the
critical issues in school health and articulates a scope of practice for public
health nurses (PHNs) working within the school setting.
October 10, 2013 - CNA/CHSRF series of reports to inform the CNA National Expert Commission The Health of Our Nation – The Future of Our Health System: Paper 1
To advance the role of nursing in reducing health inequalities, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) in partnership with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) conducted an analysis of public policy and programming focusing on the determinants of health and health outcomes that are effective in achieving the healthiest populations. Read it here.
July 30, 2013 - Leadership Competencies for Public Health Practice in Canada Project
The Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) and the Manitoba Public Health Managers Network (MPHMN) received funding from Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to develop a set of leadership competencies for use by public health professionals across the country. Read more about it here.
July 30, 2013 - Celebration of a Nurse who has been a leading force for change
Patricia Roy, RN, has spent over 40 years of her nursing career working with and advocating for those who do not have a voice or have been silenced by the conditions of their lives, and ultimately has been at the front lines of change. A visionary leader worthy of recognition for her tremendous work within the First Nations Community and the larger community of Bathurst in New Brunswick. Read her story here.
July 30, 2013 - Community Health Nursing Profiled in Info Magazine
Community health nursing in New Brunswick and the value of membership in the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) are highlighted in an article published in Info Magazine. Read it here!
July 19, 2013 - Community Health Care Resources on the Canadian Nurses Association Website
CHNC releases new Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model graphic to accompany the Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model and Standards of Practice Document (Revised March 2011)
This video, produced by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit in Cornwall (ON) in association with Canadian Public Health Association, Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century and the Canadian Network of Public Health Associations , is an advocacy tool to increase awareness among politicians, decision-makers and the public about the importance of investing in public health.
The Community Health Nursing Certification Guidebook was created as an additional resource to help candidates prepare for the Canadian Nurses Association Community Health Nursing Certification exam. The 5th edition of the Guide is aligned with the new certification exam revised in 2012.
The Guide is available to CHNC Members free of charge and can be accessed by signing in to the Members section and click on the Members Only/Forum link.
With a commitment to expand access to this invaluable resource to non-members CHNC is making the Guide available to non-members for $50.00 - see Resources for Purchase page.
Funding for this website was generously provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The opinions expressed on this website of are of the Community Health Nurses of Canada and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Public Health Agency of Canada