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Upcoming Webinar
Publié surFriday, 29 September, 2023

The final webinar in the Vaccines across the Lifespan series is scheduled for October 25th, 2023 at 12 pm (ET)
RSV Burden of Disease in Infants: The use of Nirsevimab as a Prevention Strategy
Presenter: Erin Fleischer NP
Register using the link below!

CNA seeking volunteers
Publié surFriday, 29 September, 2023

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are seeking input from a variety of nurses to review the Competency Framework Draft and provide feedback through a Survey (Apprx. 2 hrs)  throughout all provinces.  This includes nurses from any regulatory class and with varied areas of expertise. Preferred participation criteria is provided below, and it is preferred that volunteers meet one or more of the listed expertise and/or work experiences:

      • Clinical Nurses Prescribers
        • Including Nurse Practitioners and Authorized Nurse Prescribers
      • Clinical Nurses (non-prescribing)
        • Direct care role
        • IPAC nurse role
      • Nursing education expertise
        • Development/implementation of nursing competencies
        • AMS knowledge base, curriculum development
      • Nursing policy expertise
      • Nursing research expertise
        • Specifically related to the development/evaluation of nursing competencies

If you are interested, or if you know of 1 or 2 nurse members who may be interested in this work and who meet any of the classifications above, please forward the names and contact information as well as a brief bio or their experience to our Lead Investigator, Deanne O’Rourke at Selected Participants will be contacted by Ms. O’Rourke with further information and next steps.

Publié surFriday, 4 August, 2023

CHNC Conference Toronto Ontario

The National Conference Planning Committee would like your help in supporting the planning for the CHNC National Conference in 2024, April 22-24, 2024, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The theme of the conference is Community Health Nursing: Health for All. The Conference will be in Toronto on the campus of University of Toronto, The Hart House. The National Conference Committee has been working to start planning for this event. The co chairs for the National Conference Planning Committee, Karen Curry, and Cindy Baker- Barill look forward to working with CHNC members to ensure a successful in person conference in 2024. There are a few committees that need your input and ideas to ensure the conference has broad reach and addressed the concerns of all domains of practice in community health. If you are interested in participating in conference planning, please contact Karen Curry

Program Committee:

· Abstract preparation

· Keynote presentations

· Program Planning

· Pre-Conference Planning

· Evaluation


Contact with local, provincial, and national sponsors.


· Developing communication tools to promote the conference and abstract submissions.

· Work with CHNIG re Ontario social media promotion via CHNIG

· CHNC Communications committee member support


· Ontario CHNC members, mainly

· Welcome event planning.

· Registration Desk volunteers

· Offsite event planning

Register for the upcoming webinar with Dr. Claire Betker
Publié surFriday, 26 May, 2023

Continuing on with the 2023-2024 CHNC Professional Development Webinar Series, we are pleased to announce the next session. Dr. Claire Betker will speak to us about System transformation: Positive disruption to address the structural and social determinants of health and advance health equity
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Time: 12-1 am EST (9-10 am PT; 10-11 am MT; 11 am - 12 pm CT; 1-2 pm AT)

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Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss how health inequities exposed during the pandemic contributed to poor population health outcomes and moral distress in CHNs
  2. Discuss system transformation and opportunities for positive disruption
  3. Explore the distribution of power and its influence on system transformation
  4. Learn approaches, levers and strategies to influence systems to advance health equity
  5. Identify community organizations and partners to work with in system transformation.
Speaker Bio: 
Claire is an RN and the Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH). Claire was previously the Executive Director of the Population and Public Health Branch within the Department of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. Her career has included roles in rural and urban public health, home health, primary health care, regional health authority and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Claire is a past president of the CNA and of the CHNC. Her Ph.D. work focused on the capacity of public health leadership to advance health equity. Claire brings a wealth of expertise, rich networks and a passion for translating knowledge and evidence,  specially to position public health to advance health equity. 
Webinar is free to attend. Please share across your networks.

CHNC Annual General Meeting
Publié surWednesday, 24 May, 2023

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 14th day of June, 2023, for the following purposes:
  1. To receive the financial statements of the Association for the period ended December 31, 2022 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 2023;
  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 2023 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 24th day of May, 2023.
Access Information

The 2023 Annual Meeting of Members will be held online. To attend the meeting, you must register for the meeting in advance. 
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
Additional documentation to follow.

Next CHNC Webinar: May 23 - It's Time to Talk: Increasing HPV Awareness and Prevention with your Patients
Publié surFriday, 12 May, 2023

CHNC is pleased to announce another webinar in our 2023-2024 CHNC Professional Development Webinar Series!


The next webinar is part of a series of three webinars that will specifically focus on Vaccines Across the Lifespan. The webinars will be recorded and posted on the CHNC YouTube site for those who are unable to attend. There is no charge to attend the webinars and all are welcome to join!

Title of Webinar: It's Time to Talk: Increasing HPV Awareness and Prevention with your Patients


Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Time: 12-1 pm ET (9-10 am PT; 10-11 am MT; 11 am - 12 pm CT; 1-2 pm AT)

To register for this webinar, click here.


Learning objectives for this webinar:

1.    Provide an overview of HPV and recent trends in HPV diseases including head and neck cancer

2.    Review HPV public programs in Canada

3.    Discuss the value of adult HPV immunization, including males

4.    Discuss NACI recommendations and Medical Society position statements on HPV prevention

5.    Explore practical tips on how to initiate discussions on HPV diseases and prevention

Presenter Bio: Nancy Durand, MDCM, FRCSC

Dr. Durand is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto in Canada. She received her medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at McGill University. She is on staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her clinical practice focuses on HPV and colposcopy. She speaks nationally and internationally about Human Papilloma Virus and HPV vaccination.

This webinar has been generously supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, Merck, and Sanofi.

Spring Great Big News is here!
Publié surTuesday, 9 May, 2023

The Spring Great Big News is here!
Read about the work that the Featured CHNC does at La Maison Bleue in Quebec, free upcoming webinars (as part of the 2023-2024 CHNC Professional Development Webinar series), CHNC Standards of Practice Infographic, who the Awards of Merit winners are (please hold the date to see the awards conferred at the upcoming Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 7pm - 8:30pm EST.), and more!
Happy Nursing Week 2023!

CHNC Standards of Practice Infographic Available
Publié surFriday, 6 January, 2023

We are pleased to share the CHNC Standards of Practice Infographic with you.

The infographic can be used to support nurses new to community health practice learn the key skills and expectations they need to develop and remind experienced community health nurses of the breadth and depth of the practice expectations. 

Suggestions for sharing with your teams: 
• Print and post a large poster of the infographic in your office or education space.
• Facilitate a discussion during a staff meeting about the CHNC standards using the infographic at a team meeting or staff meeting. 
• Encourage CHNs to use the infographic as a reflective tool when preparing for annual reviews or performance development meetings. 
• Preceptors can use this as a tool when working with nurses new to community health nursing practice to assist with reflection and learning plan development to enhance their skills. 
Feel free to share widely with your networks.
Happy 2023!

Season's Greetings
Publié surTuesday, 20 December, 2022


Dear CHNC Members,
As 2022 draws to a close, we want to take the opportunity to say thank you. Together, we advance practice and work towards improving the health of Canadians. We thank you for your commitment and contributions, and for being a part of CHNC.
Season's Greetings!

October/November CHNs Stepping Up
Publié surTuesday, 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 
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