Community Health Nursing Certification: July 2019 Updates
Published on Friday, 12 July, 2019
Revised Standards of Practice Available
Published on Thursday, 9 May, 2019
Annual General Meeting 2019 Materials Available
Published on Monday, 6 May, 2019
LGBTQ2 Health Study
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Health is currently undertaking a study on LGBTQ2 Health in Canada.
Published on Tuesday, 9 April, 2019
CHNC has submitted a brief to the Committee with four recommendations. To find out more and to access the brief, visit the CHNC Position Papers tab.
CHNC Webinar: Strengthening public health nursing leadership for system transformation
Published on Friday, 5 April, 2019
Presented by: Josephine Etowa, PhD, MN, BScN, RN, RM, FWACN, FAAN
Professor and Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing,
School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
Josephine Etowa is a professor and Loyer-DaSilva research chair in public health nursing at the University of Ottawa. As well, she is a senior investigator with the Centre for Research on Health and Nursing and a founding member and past president of the Health Association of African Canadians. Her research program includes studies on health equity, perinatal health, HIV/AIDS, nurses’ work-life balance and community health nursing.
Help wanted for stroke and sexuality study
Published on Sunday, 17 March, 2019
If you are a physician, nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist speech pathologist, psychologist, social worker or rehabilitation counsellor working in stroke rehabilitation in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Singapore or South Africa we are looking for people like you!
Dr Margaret McGrath, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney
Dr Emma Power, Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney
Michelle Anne Low, Honours student at the University of Sydney
Please read the Participant Information Sheet
Call for Nominations for CHNC Board of Directors
Published on Friday, 15 March, 2019
Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam, on the current measles outbreak and vaccine hesitancy
Published on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019
OTTAWA, ON - As Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, I am very concerned to see vaccine-preventable diseases, particularly those as serious and highly contagious as measles, making a comeback in Canada and around the globe. From my perspective, even one child dying of measles is unacceptable.
In an era where, thanks to the success of vaccines, we are no longer familiar with these dangerous illnesses, some parents have come to fear the prevention more than the disease.
Seeds of doubt are often planted by misleading, or worse, entirely false information being spread in campaigns that target parents on social media and the internet. It is no wonder some parents are confused and concerned.
Parents want only the best for their children, always. Some parents may question, hesitate or delay vaccinating their children for a variety of reasons, but they all want to protect their children from harm.
Yet over the past few weeks, we have heard Canadian parents speak to the media about watching their children suffer through a vaccine-preventable disease. Some have spoken of difficult recoveries that have taken weeks or months, sometimes leaving permanent disabilities, and heartbreakingly, some have spoken about losing their children.
Sadly, as a paediatric infectious disease specialist, I have witnessed the devastating effects of vaccine preventable diseases on the lives of children and their families.
Healthcare providers are on the front lines of this battle between truth and misinformation. We must support parents as they tease apart fact from fiction. How we talk to parents who have questions about vaccines can have a direct effect on improving their confidence and supporting them in getting their children vaccinated.
I urge my fellow healthcare provider colleagues to take the time to answer the questions of concerned parents, and in turn, I urge parents and guardians to ask questions and seek out trusted and reliable sources of information to help guide them. To that end, I am including links to some top Canadian websites providing credible information on vaccines.
Keeping Canadians, especially our children, healthy and free from disease is our shared priority.
In the weeks and months ahead, I will work with partners and stakeholders to continue to address the misinformation around vaccines. The health of our children and of our country deserves nothing less.
Dr. Theresa Tam
Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
Notice of 2019 AGM and Call for Resolutions
Published on Monday, 28 January, 2019
The Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Monday, May 27, 2019 in conjunction with National Community Health Nursing Conference in Saint John, NB.
Details to be posted with the agenda at a later date.
Call for Resolutions
Please submit any resolutions on or before March 31, 2019 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time to the Governance Standing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Resolution Guidelines click here.
Canada's New Food Guide Launched
Published on Thursday, 24 January, 2019
Federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor has launched the new Canada’s Food Guide.
The Food Guide has been a trusted source of information for Canadians for more than 75 years but had not been updated in more than a decade. The new version is about more than what we eat; it’s also about how we eat. The new food guide encourages Canadians to be more mindful of their eating habits, to cook healthy food at home, and to eat meals with others. It also highlights that culture and tradition are an important part of healthy eating. https://food-guide.canada.ca/en