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Resources about Cannabis
Published on Friday, 12 October, 2018

The Public Health Agency of Canada worked with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to develop poster-sized (11 x17) and postcard-sized (4 x 8.5) information products based on the Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) and tailored for health professionals across Canada.

 
 

Starting on October 17, 2018,  these products will also be available for download on the Government of Canada webpages dedicated to cannabis public education here:
 English: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/drugs-health-products/cannabis-10-ways-reduce-risks.html
 French: https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-publique/services/publications/medicaments-et-produits-sante/cannabis-10-facons-reduire-risques.html
 
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)has also recently developed a youth LRCUG product (developed by youth for youth) and a LRCUG public brochure for all Canadians. These other products are available for download on the CAMH website now:

 

·        English Youth LRCUG: http://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/guides-and-publications/lrcug-for-youth   (French will be available soon)

 

·        English Brochure: http://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/pdfs---reports-and-books---research/canadas-lower-risk-guidelines-cannabis-pdf.pdf

 

·        French Brochure: https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/pdfs---reports-and-books---research/canadas-lower-risk-guidelines-cannabis-fr.pdf

 

 

In the coming weeks an Evidence Summary of the LRCUG to provide a more detailed reference tool to health professionals will be available.

2018 CNF Certification Award - Apply Now
Published on Thursday, 4 October, 2018


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Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for the 2018 CNF Certification Award! If you’re selected, you will be reimbursed the fees for the certification exam,certification renewal exam or renewal by continuous learning. You can apply in any of the 21 nursing practice specialties.


The application deadline is November 1, 2018.


For more information visit http://cnf-fiic.ca/what-we-do/ scholarships-and-bursaries/ apply-now/


The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) supports world-class Canadian health care by raising funds to advance nursing knowledge and research, and by recognizing professional merit in Canada’s nurses. We provide deserving nursing students and nurses with the financial support they need to pursue their educational goals.


Ne manquez pas l’occasion de faire une demande de bourse de certification 2018 à la Fondation des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada (FIIC)! Cette bourse permet aux candidats sélectionnés de rembourser les frais d'examen de certification, du renouvellement de la certification par examen ou de renouvellement par apprentissage continu dans une des 21 spécialités de la pratique infirmière.


La date limite de demande d’une bourse de certification est le 1er novembre 2018.


Pour plus d'information, visitez http://cnf-fiic.ca/fr/notre- action/bourses-detudes-et-de- soutien/postulez-maintenant/


La FIIC contribue à doter le pays de soins de santé de calibre mondial en mobilisant des fonds pour faire progresser les études et la recherche infirmières et en reconnaissant l’excellence professionnelle de nos infirmières et infirmiers. Nous procurons aux infirmières et infirmiers ainsi qu’aux personnes méritantes qui étudient en sciences infirmières le soutien financier nécessaire pour atteindre leurs objectifs en matière d’éducation.

Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines/Les soins à la mère et au nouveau-né dans une perspective familiale : lignes directrices nationales
Published on Thursday, 21 June, 2018

The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to announce the release of Chapters 4: Care during Labour and Birth of the updated Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines. 
 

Annual General Meeting Agenda and Materials Available
Published on Thursday, 24 May, 2018

The agenda and materials for the CHNC 2018 Annual General Meeting are now available for members to review prior to the meeting. Members may log-in to view these materials. 
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Report to Members on Survey Results
Published on Tuesday, 3 April, 2018

Thank you to the many CHNC members who responded to the CHNC Member Survey late in 2017, providing an amazing response rate of 40%.  The report from the survey is now available for you to read on the CHNC website.  

The valuable information learned through the survey will be used to shape the work of CHNC over the next year in particular.  To read the report, please log in.

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CHNC Executive Director News
Published on Monday, 26 March, 2018

It is with mixed feelings that I announce the upcoming retirement of Joyce Fox as CHNC's Executive Director. 

Joyce began her position as Executive Director in 2016 but has been an active volunteer with CHNC for decades. She began her involvement in CHNC in the early 1990’s as the Ontario representative to the Board and as Communications Officer.  She has participated in many standing and ad hoc committees over the years, notably the Governance committee where her excellent grasp of governance and policy issues enabled development of CHNC's Bylaws and Policy Manual. Joyce demonstrated this expertise as parliamentarian at several CHNC AGMs. Joyce also was key to the formation of CHNC as a Centre of Excellence being one of the Ontario Nursing Leaders who recognized the need in Canada for a Community Health Nursing Centre of Excellence.  She participated in the CNA Community Health Nursing Certification question development panel and was on the advisory committees for the development of Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice and Public Health Nursing Competencies.

 

As Executive Director, Joyce has managed the functionality of the CHNC, providing operational support to the board, executive and standing committees. She has effectively managed resources and been the hub of communication for members and stakeholders. 

In 2017, Joyce was instrumental in the development of CHNC's 30th anniversary commemorative book: Caring and Connecting: Touching the Lives of Canadians through Community Health Nursing. Joyce has been a pleasure to work with. Her positive attitude, clear focus and emotional intelligence makes her a success at all endeavours.
 
Congratulations to Joyce on her distinguished and successful community health nursing career. On behalf of your many nursing colleagues, we thank you for your contributions and wish you continued health, happiness and fulfillment of all your dreams in your retirement. May 2019 bring you more time to travel!!!
 

Joyce will be with CHNC until the summer. Please feel free to contact her to wish her well. 

 

 Katie Dilworth

 

President 

Community Health Nurses of Canada

Call for Nominations CHNC Board
Published on Thursday, 8 March, 2018

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 National Community Health Nursing Conference, June 26-28, 2018 in Regina, SK.  Submission deadline is April 25, 2018.

Executive Positions
  • President Elect (4 year term through President Elect-President-Past President)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
P/T Reps
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut 
  • Quebec
For more information and to access the Nomination Form, please log in to the members area.
 
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Updated Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines
Published on Wednesday, 6 December, 2017

Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada released the first sections in the long-awaited update to Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines.

The Guidelines are dedicated to improving and creating consistency in maternal and newborn health and to inform evidence based practice across Canada. The aim of the guidelines is to positively impact health from preconception to postpartum, and throughout the lifecourse of children, women and... families.

Released today are:
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care in Canada - Underlying Philosophy and Principles (including Factsheet: Principles of Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care)
  • Chapter 2: Preconception Care (including Factsheet: Optimizing Preconception Health and Infographic: Preconception Health)
You can access the PDFs of the chapters and related factsheets/infographics online at: Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines - Canada.ca

Over the next two years the Public Health Agency of Canada will be releasing the remaining chapters. 

Add Your Voice to Bicycle Helmet Safety!
Published on Wednesday, 6 December, 2017

Currently, mandatory bicycle helmet use for all ages is only legislated in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and PEI; Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario have legislation for minors only. The remaining provinces and territories have no legislation with regards to the use of bicycle helmets at all.


Stand now with the Canadian Nursing Students Association to inform the Canadian Government that you care about the safety of Canadians – go to http://cnsa.ca/helmetsafetyadvocacy/ and join our email campaign encouraging ministers to work towards increased legislation or active enforcement as applicable.

 

This student led initiative is proudly supported by the Community Health Nurses of Canada.

New CPHO Report Released- Designing Healthy Living
Published on Friday, 27 October, 2017

Dr. Theresa Tam, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, released her report on the state of public health in Canada. This report raises awareness about how the built environment that surrounds us can impact our health. This report aims to raise awareness among Canadians and to also encourage dialogue across the many disciplines involved in community planning and health promotion. You can learn more about how planning our communities can help build healthy living into our daily lives by reading the full report on Canada.ca/CPHOReport.

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