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October/November CHNs Stepping Up
Published on Tuesday, 8 November, 2022

 
 
We are pleased to share the latest community health nursing story with you, featuring Karen Ellis from Prince Edward Island. CHNs Stepping Up is a collection of community nursing stories that showcase the work of community health nurses across Canada. CHNs from coast to coast to coast share how their meaningful practice demonstrate the values of CHNC. Please feel free to share these stories with your colleagues and networks. Karen's story can be found here
 
We are preparing the next story already! Have a suggestion for a future story? - Let us know at communications@chnc.ca. 

Latest Edition: CHNs Stepping Up
Published on Sunday, 2 October, 2022

 
 
Dear CHNC Member,
 
As the leaves turn colours and we transition to autumn weather, we are happy to share the latest CHNs Stepping Up: Nursing Stories from the Communities with you. CHNs Stepping Up is a collection of community nursing stories that showcase the work of community health nurses across Canada. CHNs from coast to coast to coast share how their meaningful practice demonstrate the values of CHNC. Our September edition features Sheila Morgan from Saskatchewan. Sheila is a retired nurse who returned to the frontlines, responding to the call for nurses to help during the pandemic. Read Sheila's story here.
 
Stay tuned for more stories coming up in the future (we may move to a different schedule but the stories will be coming!).

Thank you for your ongoing dedication to community health nursing.

Commemorating the 2nd National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
Published on Friday, 30 September, 2022

 
Dear CHNC members,
 
Today marks the 2nd National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. We remember the children who never returned home and honour the survivors of residential and day schools. We recognize the trauma and the ongoing impacts of the legacy of the residential and day school system.

In addition to wearing an orange shirt, we urge CHNs to commit to one or more actions this year that helps you learn about the truth as we engage in a path towards reconciliation together. Perhaps you would like to take action personally, perhaps professionally. For example, you may want to reflect on how the truths impact your role as a nurse in your organization.

What action will you take?

August's CHNs Stepping Up: Nursing Stories from the Communities
Published on Wednesday, 31 August, 2022

 
Dear CHNC Member,
 
As August comes to an end, we are happy to share this month's CHNC Stepping Up: Nursing Stories from the Communities with you. CHNs Stepping Up is a collection of community nursing stories that showcase the work of community health nurses across Canada. CHNs from coast to coast to coast share how their meaningful practice demonstrate the values of CHNC. Our August edition features Hollaye McFarlen from British Columbia. Hollaye's story is available here.
 
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to community health nursing.

Research Opportunity: Pandemic Planning for Primary Care
Published on Friday, 12 August, 2022

Dear CHNC members,
 
A national research project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is looking to hear about the experiences of primary care providers. The study is titled "Pandemic Planning for Primary Care: Developing an Integrated Response Framework for Family Physicians, Nurses, and Pharmacists", led by researchers at Memorial University (NL), Dalhousie University (NS), Western University (ON), and Simon Fraser University (BC). Primary care providers play important roles during a pandemic while continuing to provide routine primary care in community-based practices.
 
While this may not be applicable to all CHNC members, the researchers are asking for your help in disseminating the study's information for recruitment of primary care nurses (including LPNs/RPNs, RNs and NPs) in certain regions across four provinces (NL, NS, ON, BC) to understand the roles they have been fulfilling during the pandemic. More information about the research project and information for the research team can be found here
 
Thank you.
CHNC IISCC

July's CHNs Stepping Up: Nursing Stories from the Communities
Published on Friday, 22 July, 2022

Dear CHNC Member,
 
We are happy to share the July CHNC Stepping Up: Nursing Stories from the Communities with you. CHNs Stepping Up is a collection of community nursing stories that showcase the work of community health nurses across Canada. CHNs from coast to coast to coast share how their meaningful practice demonstrate the values of CHNC. This month's new edition features Nicole Chen from Alberta. Click here to read Nicole's story.
 
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to community health nursing.

Take care,
CHNC IISCC

CHNs Stepping Up: Nursing Stories from the Communities
Published on Friday, 24 June, 2022

Dear CHNC member,

We are delighted to launch a new initiative titled CHNs Stepping Up: Nursing Stories from the Communities. These stories will showcase the work of community health nurses across the country.  In congruence with the 3R theme of the CHNC2022 Conference, the stories convey the important and meaningful work that the featured CHN does in a responsive, reflective and resilient way. The aim is to launch at least one story a month for the next little while. Our very first Stepping Up article features Benedicte Franquien from Nova Scotia. Click here to read Bene's story.

If you have suggestions for CHNC members to be featured, particularly those who provide direct client service, please contact communications@chnc.ca. We are especially looking for CHNs from MN, NB, PEI, Qu, NWT, Nunavut, and Yukon.

Thank you for your ongoing dedication to community health nursing. Take care.
CHNC

Reminder: CHNC Awards -- Applications due June 30
Published on Wednesday, 22 June, 2022

Call for Nominations: CHNC Nursing Awards
 
Do you know a nurse who deserves to be recognized? Nominations are open for CHNC awards; deadline for submission is June 30, 2022.

To access the criteria and details about the nomination process please log-in to the CHNC website and view the award details.

Award of Merit

Each year, the Community Health Nurses of Canada offers an Award of Merit to one outstanding nurse for their exemplary, visionary contribution to community health nursing. To be eligible for this award, the community health nurse must be nominated by a current CHNC member. The nomination must have a minimum of one supporter.

Honorary Lifetime Award

Honorary lifetime membership will be awarded to an individual for significant lifetime contributions to the advancement of Community Health Nursing and Community Health Nurses of Canada.

Barbara Mildon Certification Bursary

The purpose of the $500.00 bursary is to provide encouragement and support to an individual(s) pursuing certification and to offset the cost of the initial certification examination.  Applicants must have been a member of CHNC for one year prior to application.

Notice of Meeting: CHNC Annual Meeting of Members
Published on Wednesday, 22 June, 2022

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Members of the Community Health Nurses of Canada (the "Association”) will be held at at the hour of 7:00PM (Eastern Time) in the evening on the 22nd day of June, 2022, for the following purposes:
  1. To receive the financial statements of the Association for the period ended December 31, 2021 together with the report of the public accountant thereon;
  2. To elect directors to the Board of Directors of the Association;
  3. To appoint a public accountant for engagement review for the Association for the financial year 2022;
  4. To receive reports from the Board of Directors of the Association;
  5. To transact other business as may properly be brought before the meeting.
The 2022 Annual Meeting of Members will be held online. Pre-registration is required (please see details below).
 
Documents for the annual meeting of members are below.
 
DATED at the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, this 1st day of June, 2022.
 
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DONNA JEPSEN
 
Access Information

The 2022 Annual Meeting of Members will be held online. To attend the meeting, you must register for the meeting in advance. The registration deadline is 12:00 (Eastern Time) in the afternoon of Friday, June 1, 2022. 
 
 
Once your registration is approved, you will receive a link and further instructions to attend the meeting. 

Please note, you must be able to log into the online platform (computer, smartphone/tablet app) to cast votes at the meeting.
 
Meeting Documents

CHNC Webinar Series: Health Inequities and Moral Distress Among Community Health Nurses During the Pandemic
Published on Thursday, 5 May, 2022

The purpose of the one hour webinars is to advance community health nursing practice in Canada, provide an opportunity for CHNs to network being that the National Conference was postponed in 2020 and 2021, increase the profile of the innovative, evidence-based, adaptable work that CHNs are doing in Canada during the enduring pandemic, and provide a lead up to the entirely virtual National CHNC Conference in June 2022 (registration now open!). Presenters will have the opportunity to share their work followed by time for questions. The webinars will be recorded and posted on YouTube for those who are unable to attend but would like the information. There is no charge to attend the sessions.

Please join us for our next webinar:

Health Inequities and Moral Distress Among Community Health Nurses During the Pandemic
This is a collaboration of CHNC Leadership Standing Committee, Brandon University, and National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (NCCDH):

- Ruth Schofield, Co-Principal Investigator (ethics approval)
- Dr. Catherine Baxter (Brandon University and member of the CHNC Leadership Standing Committee) from Brandon University
- Claire Betker (NCCDH and Member of Leadership SC)
- Leadership Standing Committee Members: Francoise Filion, Genevieve Currie, Mary-Ann Taylor, Morag Granger, May Tao, & Patti Gauley
 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern

Register now!

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