CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2017
Published on Monday, 24 April, 2017
The success of our organization depends upon the involvement of members in creating its future. Please consider the opportunities below and put your name forward or encourage a colleague to do so!
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 12th National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference –June 20-22, 2017
· Executive Positions
· Communications Officer
· Provincial/Territorial Representatives
o Prince Edward Island
o New Brunswick
o Northwest Territories
o Nova Scotia
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 below.
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. All nominations received up to and including the time of the AGM will be announced at the Annual General Meeting
Nominations must be addressed to the Nominating Committee and
received by the CHNC Executive Director @
Community Health Nurses of Canada
632 Hugel Avenue,
Midland, ON L4R 1W7
President-Elect: The duties of the President-Elect shall be such as may be assigned by the Board of Directors and in the absence of the President; the President-Elect shall perform the President’s duties.
Communications Officer: The CHNC Board Communications Officer serves as a member of the CHNC Executive Committee and facilitates internal & external communication, ensures the CHNC website and social media are current & updated as appropriate and assists with the organization of promotional activities to increase the visibility and profile of CHNs. The Communications Officer chairs the Communications Standing Committee who oversee management of the CHNC website, publishing of Great Big News, the electronic newsletter, facilitate the design, production & dissemination of promotional materials, and monitor organization communication strategies, including assisting with the development of external media releases.
Provincial/Territorial Representatives: Provincial/Territorial Representatives are the official liaison between the Corporation and their Nursing Association Provincial/ Territorial Community Health Nursing Group and/or community health nurses in their jurisdiction. They will act as ambassadors for Corporation, be in regular communication with community health nurses in their jurisdiction, inform the Board of Directors of trends and issues in their jurisdiction and prepare an annual, typed report to be presented at the Annual Meeting.
Notice of Annual General Meeting and Call for Resolutions
Published on Saturday, 8 April, 2017
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 Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in conjunction with 12th National Community Health Nurses Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Call for resolutions
Release of Arabic Maternal and Child Health Resources
Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and
Citizenship Canada, is happy to launch a collection of evidence-based maternal
and child health related resources that have been translated into Arabic. The
materials are translations of resources that are available in English and
French and well utilized across Canada.
Published on Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
The documents are intended for prenatal women and families with young children who read Arabic. Topics include prenatal care, breastfeeding, child health and safety, nutrition, behaviour, early child development and parental coping skills.
Please find attached a list and description of each resource in English and French. The documents are only available electronically and can be accessed by sending a request to DCA.public.inquiries@phac-
Advance Care Planning Day - April 16, 2017
Published on Monday, 10 April, 2017
National Advance Care Planning Day on April 16th …………Promote, Proclaim and Participate!!!National Advance Care Planning (ACP) day is coming up on April 16th 2017 and this message comes to you as nurses who are actively involved in quality patient care across all sectors to encourage your engagement to highlight ACP in general and ACP Day in your professional and personal lives. Our ACP Day 2017 campaign theme is "My Community” which is focused on reminding individuals to think about the people in their community and suggest ways to have conversations and decide on a Substitute Decision Maker. Community is made when we help others and when we can depend on them to help us. Who do we help and who do we depend on to help us when we can’t make decisions for ourselves? Visit www.advancecareplanning.ca for more information and resources.
Invitation - Genomics Survey for PHNs
Published on Friday, 7 April, 2017
Assessing the Genomics "Readiness" of
Canadian Public Health Nurses
All Canadian public health nurses are invited to participate in this national survey to assess their knowledge, attitudes and training needs regarding genomics in public health. Canadian public health physicians and epidemiologists are also invited to participate.
This anonymous online survey is 24 questions long and takes approx. 10 minutes to complete. Questions have been adapted from a similar survey conducted with the Italian public health workforce (Marzuillo et al., 2014). Survey results will guide professional development activities for Canadian public health practitioners.
Survey link: http://uvic.fluidsurveys.com/s/PHGenomics/
For full study and consent information please follow the survey link, or contact Ross Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-250-370-8462. Thank you!
Ross Graham MSc, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
Rebecca Warburton PhD, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
Laura Arbour MD MSc FRCPC FCCMG, University of British Columbia & University of Victoria
Funding Opportunity - Remote Consultation
Published on Monday, 3 April, 2017
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Canada Health Infoway and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, has recently launched a call for applications for our Connected Medicine 15-month collaborative focused on spreading and scaling remote consultation.
Remote consultation is a provider-to-provider advice and communication model through an electronic (eConsult), telephone and/or mobile application (app) platform to facilitate communication between healthcare providers about patient care. Using remote consultation, primary care clinicians and specialists can communicate with each other at times that are convenient to their professional schedules. As a result, patients have more convenient access to specialists, shorter waits, less travel, and improved continuity of care. At the systems level, remote consultation can provide appropriate care at a lower cost by reducing the need for in-person specialist appointments.
The collaborative includes a funding opportunity for successful teams (up to $600,000 shared between up to 15 teams). We are accepting applications until May 4, 2017.
For more information please visit our website, or view a recording of the recent informational webinar about the collaborative.
Stop Marketing to Kids Campaign Update
Published on Tuesday, 28 March, 2017
One Year Since Coalition Launch!
The report revealed that the food and beverage industry is marketing our children and youth to death.
The deadline for sending your intent to submit forms has been extended to March 17, 2017. We would really like to hear from you! Read on for the details.
Published on Wednesday, 8 March, 2017
What's Your Story? Deadline Extended
Intention to Submit Deadline Extended to March 17, 2017
What’s Your Story?
Oh, the stories community health nurses have to tell! Every nurse has encountered memorable situations and circumstances in the course of her/his work in the community. In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Community Health Nurses Association of Canada, CHNC is undertaking publication of a compilation of community nursing stories. Here is your opportunity to share your favorite highlight from your nursing practice:
· Think of a situation where you experienced success or felt great satisfaction.
· Or one that led to significant learning (in other words maybe one that didn’t go so well but you sure learned a lot!).
· A time when you learned something about yourself or the value of your nursing presence. Your client may have acknowledged the impact of your efforts in working with him/her/them
· It might be a serious or a humorous situation that you particularly recall as memorable.
· Were there particular working conditions that you would like to tell about?
· Perhaps there is a nurse who inspired you or mentored you and you would like to share that experience.
· Or a student experience in learning about community health nursing?
Community Health Nurses are invited to submit written stories, anecdotes, poems or other creative expressions (e.g. drawing) that capture nursing stories from your experience as a nurse in community health. Current members of CHNC will be given priority in selection for publication. (Now is a good time to join or renew your membership in CHNC if you have not yet done so.)
Submissions will be accepted in English and French. Pictures (with appropriate permissions) may be included for consideration; any photos, pictures or graphics will be produced in black and white only in the publication.
Joint authorship with another Community Health Nurse is acceptable where appropriate to the situation.
Deadline for submission of your contribution: April 14, 2017 by email to email@example.com. Title the email Publication Submission.
CHNC Publication Submission Details:
Length: no minimum, maximum 2500 words (about 5 pages). Anecdotes, poems or other creative expressions (e.g. drawing)are encouraged as well as longer stories.
1) Description of the context of the situation, what was the situation or problem being addressed, what skills and knowledge you used. Tell your story as though you were speaking to someone about it - make what is memorable to you come alive!
While maintaining confidentiality regarding clients in reflecting the details of the situation, location etc.,the submission should convey:
· Who were you interacting with?
· What were you doing?
· Where were you?
· When did this happen (if it is important to the story)?
· Why were you doing this?
· How did you engage in the situation?
· What were you feeling?
· How did other people in the situation respond?
· What were others in the situation doing/ feeling? Convey the emotions involved by yourself and the other people (clients)
· What were the conversations - set out as quotes (paraphrased or recreated to represent what actually happened even though you may not recall the exact words used)
· What did you learn from this situation?
A potential site to visit for ideas on how to approach your story can be found here:
2) Include a short bio up to 50 words
3) Style: Use Arial font 11 pt. Margins of one inch on page and submit in a Word document not pdf.
An editorial board has been established to assess and provide editing of submissions.
Submissions will be assessed for:
· Quality of writing, presentation of the story
· A range of CHN work in different settings to reflect the variety that is community health nursing work
· Range of knowledge and skills applied in the situation
· Cross country representation
· Submitter(s) membership in CHNC.
All submissions will be subject to editing and requested changes must be made in a timely manner; submission does not guarantee inclusion in the publication.
Authors whose submissions are accepted for publication must sign a consent for publication and agree to grant first rights copyright permission to CHNC. Materials may not have been published previously in any form and is not currently under consideration by any other publication.
Submission for Publication Due: April 14, 2017 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org