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CHNC2020 Postponement Notice
Publié surFriday, 13 March, 2020

Dear CHNC Members,

As leaders in community, home health and public health, the Board of Directors of the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) has held an emergency meeting and made the difficult decision to postpone our CHNC2020 annual conference, originally scheduled for May 25-27, 2020.  The conference will be postponed and will be held at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, BC at a later date in 2020 (more details to come).  We will provide an update with the new conference dates as soon as they are confirmed.

(If you were scheduled to present at CHNC2020, your presentation will be automatically rescheduled and you will receive notice of your new presentation time.)  

We have made this decision factoring in the on-going uncertainty around COVID-19 and its potential impacts on the health and safety of the participants, exhibitors, speakers, and the local host community.  We also considered that many of the participants and speakers (community health nurses) will need to be working on (or redeployed to) containment and contract tracing during the global outbreak in their multiple roles in their communities and regions in Canada and may have difficulty scheduling travel to a conference in May.  

In making our decision, we drew upon the guidance on mass gatherings provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada [1].  Amongst other important considerations, the guidance document asked us to consider, "Are persons attending the event members of critical infrastructure roles, such as healthcare workers?”  Furthermore, the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia has recently called for large gatherings to be cancelled for the time being.  Accordingly, CHNC has undertaken a risk assessment, and for the following reasons made the difficult decision to postpone our conference:
  • attendees are healthcare workers with critical infrastructure roles in the COVID-19 response
  • conference activities and overnight accommodation could contribute to virus spread during this period
  • these times of great uncertainty could be a deterrent to travel and travel authorizations for our delegates
  • mass gatherings have been discouraged in British Columbia
CHNC sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. However, during this unprecedented time, delay of the annual conference is a mitigation strategy to potentially reduce the impact of a national outbreak and prioritize the safety of our conference participants and crucial healthcare workforce.  We also trust that postponing the conference will permit more of our delegates to be able to attend the conference to share their exciting and important work.  

We understand some may have already made airline bookings to attend the conference.  Air Canada and Westjet are offering some limited opportunities to change flights.  If you have trip cancellation insurance, it may cover you in the event of a business meeting postponement; if you did not purchase trip cancellation insurance, we would encourage you to check with your credit card company as you may have coverage through them, depending on the card.  

We are most grateful for your understanding, and please do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions or concerns.  

Yours sincerely,

Cheryl Cusack, President, on behalf of the Board of Directors,
Community Health Nurses of Canada

1. Government of Canada. Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak. 2020-03-07  [cited 2020 March 9, 2020]; Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/  public-health/services/  diseases/2019-novel-  coronavirus-infection/health-  professionals/mass-gatherings-risk-assesment.html.

Call for Nominations for Awards for 2020 is Open
Publié surSaturday, 22 February, 2020

Do you know a nurse who deserves to be recognized? Nominations are open for CHNC awards; deadline for submission is March 16, 2020.

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

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.

Call for Resolutions: CHNC Annual General Meeting 2020
Publié surTuesday, 18 February, 2020

The Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Monday, May 25, 2020 in conjunction with National Community Health Nursing Conference in Richmond, BC (registration opens soon!)

 
The Annual General Meeting agenda and further details will be posted shortly.  

Call for Resolutions
Please submit any resolutions on or before March 31, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern Time to the Governance Standing Committee at info@chnc.ca.   For Resolution Guidelines click here.

Call for Nominations: CHNC Board of Directors
Publié surFriday, 24 January, 2020

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 Nurses of Canada Conference, May 25-27, 2020, in Richmond, BC.

Executive Positions

  • President Elect (4 year term through President Elect-President-Past President)
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Provincial and Territorial Representatives

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut; and
  • Yukon

For more information, please see the official Call for Nominations and the nomination form.

Call for Abstracts: Community Health Nursing Now: Deadline extended!
Publié surTuesday, 5 November, 2019

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Deadline extended to November 29, 2019!

CHNC2020: Community Health Nursing Now!
National Community Health Nursing Conference
Community Health Nurses of Canada

May 25-27, 2020 | Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport


The Community Health Nurses of Canada are excited to announce the Call for Abstracts for CHNC2020: Community Health Nursing Now!, our national Community Health Nursing conference.  

CHNC2020 takes place May 25-27, 2020 at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport.  

Our goal is advancing Community Health Nursing in Canada and you are invited to join a dynamic group of nurses from across Canada who will come together and share their community health knowledge in 2020, named Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization in honour of Florence Nightingale.  

The CHNC2020 conference theme reflects Nursing Now, an initiative of the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization to improve health by raising the profile of nursing, with the goal of tackling 21st century health challenges. Our theme also reflects our new and revised 2019 Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice.  

Our conferences bring together individuals who have an interest in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education. Networking opportunities offer a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions. 

Abstracts are due by November 29, 2019.  

For more information, including discounted room rates at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, please visit https://chnc.ca/conference

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Call for Abstracts: Community Health Nursing Now! National Community Health Nursing Conference
Publié surThursday, 19 September, 2019

The Community Health Nurses of Canada are excited to announce the Call for Abstracts for CHNC2020: Community Health Nursing NOW!, our national Community Health Nursing conference.  

CHNC2020 will place May 25-27, 2020 at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport.  

Our goal is advancing Community Health Nursing in Canada and you are invited to join a dynamic group of nurses from across Canada who will come together and share their community health knowledge in 2020, named Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization in honour of Florence Nightingale.  

The CHNC2020 conference theme reflects Nursing Now, an initiative of the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization to improve health by raising the profile of nursing, with the goal of tackling 21st century health challenges. Our theme also reflects our new and revised 2019 Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice.  

Our conferences bring together individuals who have an interest in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education. Networking opportunities offer a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions. 

Abstracts are due by November 1, 2019.  

For more information, including discounted room rates at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, please visit https://chnc.ca/conference

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Community Health Nursing Certification: July 2019 Updates
Publié surFriday, 12 July, 2019

The Canadian Nurses Association has added new dates for Community Health Nursing certification applications.  Please see attachments for further details:

Revised Standards of Practice Available
Publié surThursday, 9 May, 2019

Looking for a way to cap off your celebration of National Nursing Week?  How about a obtaining a copy of the revised Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model & Standards of Practice?
 
CHNC is excited to announce that this document is updated for 2019 and is now available!
 
This revised document defines the practice of a registered nurse in the specialty area of community health nursing and provides a guide for CHNs and their employers to evaluate their practice.
The publication features:
a) The components of the professional practice model and the graphic that describes the structure, process and values that support the community health nurse's control over the delivery of nursing care and the environment in which care is delivered.
b) Eight standards of practice that represent a vision for excellence in community health nursing. The Standards of Practice also provide a foundation for national certification and research in community health nursing.
c) Updated Appendices, including the glossary of terms used in the document.

You can view this document on the CHNC website.
You can also purchase your own personal copy here (English) or here (Français). Print copies in English only and downloadable pdf copies in English or French are available for purchase. 

Attention employers/educators: You can help your nurses/students celebrate Nursing Week, and community health nursing throughout the year, through bulk orders of either print or pdf copies at reduced pricing.  Orders can be placed by emailing info@chnc.ca

CHNC has undertaken an enhancement to our e-commerce site to support pdf purchases.  As with any new system that is implemented it is possible that we could experience a few minor glitches along the way in spite of our best efforts to avoid this. If you should encounter any difficulties when ordering, please contact dave@lifelinedesign.ca

Annual General Meeting 2019 Materials Available
Publié surMonday, 6 May, 2019

The agenda and materials for the CHNC 2019 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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LGBTQ2 Health Study
Publié surTuesday, 9 April, 2019

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Health is currently undertaking a study on LGBTQ2 Health in Canada.
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. 
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