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Our Final Conference Program is now LIVE!


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To reduce our impact on the environment we are not printing copies of the Conference Program this year. Please use the app, our website for utilizing the program. If you wish to do so - please print a copy for your own use and remember to recycle!

Did you know?  The CHNC Conference qualifies for continuous learning hours for renewal of your CNA certification in Community Health Nursing by enhancing your existing knowledge, skills and expertise in Community Health Nursing.


Pre-Conference Workshops 

If you wish you register for any of the Pre-Conference Workshops please visit our registration page here

9:00am - 4:30pm

Stigma Ends With Me: An examination of stigma related to problematic substance use, and strategies to promote equity and reduce barriers to care

Learner Outcomes:

To increase participants’ awareness of stigmatizing attitudes towards substance use and substance use disorders, and the harms that these attitudes cause in our society.

To increase participant’s understanding of the intersections among multiple forms of stigma (e.g. related to substance use, mental health and poverty) and discrimination (e.g. racism).

To increase participants’ knowledge of where they need to make personal changes to their own language, attitudes or behaviours.

To increase participants’ understanding of the linkages between stigma, trauma, violence and problematic substance use.

To increase participants’ capacity to address stigmatizing and traumatizing language and practices within the various settings in which they work, to reduce barriers to care.

To increase participants’ knowledge of point-of-care, provider- and organizational-level strategies to promote equity (non-stigmatizing approaches to service delivery), including trauma- and violence-informed care, cultural safety and harm reduction.

8:30am - 4:30pm
Community Health Nursing Leaders in System Transformation

Learner Outcomes:

Discover the Canadian settler history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples through the blanket exercise

Describe leadership competencies for systems transformation

Explain strategies and tools to support systems transformation and reduce health inequities

Apply system transformation strategies addressing health inequities through practice example

Trigger warning: The Kairos Blanket Exercise walks through difficult life experiences, such as Indian Residential Schools, the Sixties Scoop and other instances of colonial violence and policies that have negatively affected Indigenous Peoples.

9:00am - 12:00pm
How to Avoid Becoming a Legal Case Study


Learner Outcomes:

- Attendees will understand how the law sees the nurse

- Attendees will understand the how to incorporate the defences to common legal proceedings into your practice

- Attendees will have the opportunity to raise questions for discussion with the presenter and the nurses in attendance

1:30pm - 4:30pm
From Planning to Performance to Improvement: Developing a Performance Management System

Learner Outcomes:

Identify the components of a performance management system

Understand how this system leads to quality data and evidence-informed decision making

To gain practical tools and resources to support the development of a performance management system.

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Indigenous Nursing Knowledge: Moving Forward versus Virtual Transition – Who’s really moving?

Learner Outcomes: 

The session will look into the progress to date of the CINA partnerships with external stakeholders in addressing the TRC’s Calls to Action, addressing recruitment and retention, and policy development for regional, national and international engagement. Participants will be able to look at the "Calls to Action” that drive engagement and capacity building of Indigenous nursing across Canada. 

Pre-Conference Workshop Rates:
Member Full Day Workshop $160.00
Non-Member Full Day Workshop $180.00
Member Half Day Workshop $75.00
Non-Member Half Day Workshop $95.00

Full Day Workshops
Monday, May 27th, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm

Community Health Nursing Leaders in System Transformation Presented By: Ruth Schofield, RN, MSc(T) McMaster University, Genevieve Currie, RN, MScN Mount Royal University, Francoise Filion, RN, RN, MScN McGill University, May Tao, RN, MScN Toronto Public Health,  Morag Granger, RN, Manager of Clinical Services for Public Health Nursing Audrey Danaher, RN, Consultant

Monday, May 27th, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm 

Stigma Ends With Me: An Examination of Stigma Related to Problematic Substance Use, and Strategies to Promote Equity and Reduce Barriers to Care Presented By: Public Health Agency of Canada


Half Day Workshops

Monday, May 27th, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm

How to Avoid Becoming a Legal Case Study Presented By: Elaine Borg, BNSc, RN, LLB, Legal Counsel, Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS®) 

Monday, May 27th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Indigenous Nursing Knowledge: Moving Forward versus Virtual Transition – Who’s really moving? Presented By: Marilee Nowgesic, CINA Executive Director and CINA Executive