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Membership brings more rewards – Bring in Three – Get Your’s Free!
Published on Tuesday, 5 December, 2017

Did you remember that if you bring in three new members to CHNC before March 31, 2018 who did not belong in 2017 you could win a prize?  Well, here are the details:
You could win a Samsung Galaxy 10.1" 16GB Android 6.0 tablet,  thanks to the generosity of CellTrak, a company that offers innovative technologic solutions to the delivery of home care services. (  

Have the people you refer for membership identify your name as the person who referred them to CHNC when they complete their registration to join CHNC.  It’s that easy!!  Get named three times and not only will you get your membership fee refunded - you could win in a random draw for the tablet.

And … you can let the person joining know that they will also be entered into a draw for a copy of CHNC's book, Caring and Connecting: Touching the Lives of Canadians through Community Health, when they include the name of the person referring them for membership.

Don’t delay – you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.

Online Course in Conflict Management Skills - Offer Extended to December 31, 2018
Published on Wednesday, 30 August, 2017

Your opportunity to take advantage of the reduced rate of 50% off for  CIIAN's Conflict Management Skills for Nurses and Healthcare Workers course ends on December 31, 2018.

Click here for further course details and to see how you can take advantage of this reduced rate.

Community Health Nursing Stories Published
Published on Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

Community Health Nurses of Canada was excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this organization at our 2017 conference in Niagara Falls, ON.  In honour of this occasion, CHNC has published a book, launched at the AGM on June 20, 2017.

Caring and Connecting: Touching the Lives of Canadians through Community Health Nursing is a compilation of stories submitted by community health nurses across Canada.   It is a wonderful testament to the impact community health nurses have on individuals, families and communities.  
You can read an example of the kind of story that you will find in this book here.
CHNC is pleased to make this unique publication available for purchase on the CHNC website.  Nurses at the conference identified that this is a great read and affirming of why they do what they do every day.  It is a good resource for educators and preceptors and students as well.  CHNC invites you to get your own copy today.  A great gift for a fellow nurse, speakers, or nursing students.

Missed the CHNC Webinars?
Published on Tuesday, 13 February, 2018

CHNC was pleased to collaborate with CNA to provide two webinars to our members in February.  If you missed these presentations, you can find the recordings at:

Calling All Facebookers!!
Published on Tuesday, 30 January, 2018

For the month of February, every "like" and every comment on any post by the Admins on our CHNC Facebook page will get you a step closer to a free membership to the Community Health Nurses of Canada. The Facebook follower with the most "likes" and comments between February 1 and February 28, 2018 wins! 

If you've already renewed your 2018 membership, thank you!! But please still like and comment ... if you are the winner, your membership fee will be reimbursed.

Not a member, and wondering why you should bother? What would membership do for you? Check it out here!

The fine print:
  • prize is a 2018 membership to CHNC
  • this contest is open to residents of Canada only (but we still love those of you who live outside of the country!)
  • eligible "likes” and comments to be counted are those on original CHNC post (i.e.: "likes” on comments and replies to comments are awesome, but won’t count to the total.)
  • eligible posts are those posted by CHNC Facebook Admins, between February 1 and February 28, 2018
  • the name of the winner will be shared via Facebook post and in CHNC's email newsletter, "Great Big News."
  • Facebook is in no way associated with this contest, nor is the contest sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.
  • Facebook is not responsible for any issues related to this contest; accepting the terms constitutes a complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant.
Keep the "likes” and comments coming!

Call for CHNC Seed Grant Applications
Published on Monday, 8 January, 2018

Seed funding is available to CHNC members from CHNC to plan and deliver local and/or provincial/territorial education and capacity building activities that would not otherwise occur because of limited financial resources.

The deadline for 2018 grant applications is March 16, 2018.  For more information go to Awards and Grants on the CHNC website.

Code of Ethics for Nurses - Updated in 2017
Published on Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses - Updated in 2017

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 -

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 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

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