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Award of Merit 2023-2024 Call for Nominations
Publié surTuesday, 13 February, 2024

Community Health Nurses of Canada


Award of Merit 2023-2024 Call for Nominations


Each year, the Community Health Nurses of Canada offers an Award of Merit to one or more outstanding nurse(s) for their exemplary, visionary contribution to community health nursing.


Why nominate a community health nurse for the Award of Merit?

This is an excellent opportunity to honor nurses and to highlight and celebrate their important contribution to community health nursing. The award winner(s) will be announced during the CHNC National conference.


Call for Nominations:

To be eligible for this award, the community health nurse must be nominated by a current CHNC member.


Eligibility Criteria

♦ The nominees can be active or retired; posthumous nominations are welcome.

♦ The nominees should be a registered nurse or a past registered nurse (if retired)

♦ The nominees do not have to be current members of CHNC.

♦ The nominees should have a minimum of two years of experience as a community health nurse.

♦ The nominees work must be related to community health nursing from a research, education, administration, policy, and/or practice perspective


A completed nomination package should include and be limited to:

· A nomination letter that is not longer than 500 words

· The nomination must have a minimum of one additional supporter who is asked to provide a one-page letter of support as an attachment to the nomination package.

· CVs will not be required or adjudicated.



Deadline for Accepting Nominations is April 2, 2024

Selection Criteria

Nominations are reviewed based on the following criteria:


The nominee’s contributions to community health nursing are outlined in the nomination package showing evidence of, but not limited to, the following:

o leadership

o innovation

o mentorship

o advocacy

o evidence based practice

Nominators are strongly encouraged to use the CHNC Standards of Practice to highlight their nominee.


Nomination packages are accepted in PDF format only.

Please email completed nominations to CHNC Chair or Membership at

Register now for Community Health Nursing - Health for All
Publié surMonday, 12 February, 2024

Register Now! Full Program Available!
Discounted registration fees available for CHNC members & students!

Community Health Nursing: Health for All

National Community Health Nursing Conference
Community Health Nurses of Canada
April 22-24, 2024 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Registration is now open for CHNC2024: Community Health Nursing - Health for All, our national Community Health Nursing conference.  
CHNC2024 will take place April 22-24, 2024 in historic Hart House at the University of Toronto.
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.

CHNC2024 features over 100 presentations, including pre-conference consultations, oral presentations, interactive sessions and our esteemed keynote speakers:

| Leigh Chapman, Chief Nursing Officer, Health Canada
| Dionne Sinclair, Vice President, Clinical Operations & Chief Nursing Executive, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Our conference brings 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.

View the full program, register and find travel and accommodation information on the conference website at 

Sign up for our mailing list to keep up-to-date:

Showcase your company to leaders in community health nursing! CHNC2024 offers opportunities for sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising -- with options available to fit any budget! For more information, please view our CHNC2024 Prospectus:

Une Communaute de Pratique: Défis et récompenses Travailler dans une communauté des Premières Nations avec l'invitée Peggy Dick
Publié surTuesday, 6 February, 2024


Défis et récompenses Travailler dans une communauté des Premières Nations avec l'invitée Peggy Dick

Peggy est infirmière autorisée, superviseure aux services de santé de Pikwakanagan et citoyenne de la Première Nation algonquine de Pikwakanagan.

21 Fev 2024 12 - 130 EST

Pour vous inscrire, cliquez ici ou copiez et collez le lien ci-dessous dans votre navigateur. Assurez-vous de vérifier votre dossier de courrier indésirable pour le lien de la réunion.

Les infirmières et infirmiers en santé communautaire au Canada

...sont confrontés à des problèmes constants de main d’oeuvre, entraînant des taux élevés d'épuisement professionnel et de changement de carrière.

...ont communiqué leur besoin de se réunir pour discuter de l’environnement actuel des soins de santé, soutenir leur pratique et plaider en faveur des changements nécessaires.

 Une communauté de pratique, c’est quoi?

Une communauté de pratique est un groupe de personnes ayant une passion commune qui se rassemble pour partager leurs ressources et faciliter l’échange de connaissances grâce à des interactions.

Upcoming CoP session: Challenges and Rewards working in a First Nation Community
Publié surTuesday, 6 February, 2024

MOSIAC: A Community of Practice

Challenges and Rewards Working in a First Nation Community with guest Peggy Dick

Peggy is a RN, Supervisor at Pikwakanagan Health Services and citizen of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation.

February 21, 2024 12pm-130pm EST

To register click here or copy and paste the link below into your browser. Please make sure to check your junk mail folder for the meeting link!

Community Health Nurses in Canada:

...face many workforce challenges that are leading to high rates of burnout and turnover. interest in coming together to discuss the current healthcare environment, support practice, and advocate for change.

What is Community of Practice (CoP)?

CoP is a group of people with a common passion who come together to share resources and learn through ongoing interactions.

What is MOSIAC?

An online forum for CHNs to:

Support and share community health nursing experiences,

Shape positivity and advocacy for change,

Identify and address challenges that impact CHN’s practice and work conditions,


Incorporate different ways of knowing and doing to understand CHNs’ influence within the current healthcare.

2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: Sessions Jan 31 (Eng) and Fev 2 ( Francais)
Publié surMonday, 29 January, 2024

The Public Health Agency of Canada has commissioned the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health to engage with the Canadian public health community in order to update the 2008 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada


Why is this project important? 

The Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada have been used:  

  • As a framework for public health workforce development, collaboration, planning and action.
  • To inform public health education and training (e.g., graduate public health programs, certification) and continuing professional development.
  • As a human resources tool for recruitment, orientation, position descriptions, performance evaluation and retention. 
  • As a foundation for discipline-specific competencies.   


Invitation to participate – Share your ideas and perspectives!  

The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health are committed to seeking input from a broad and diverse range of perspectives that make up the public health community in Canada. Core competencies reflect the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for effective public health practice.


Have a say in shaping the 2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada. Your ideas and perspectives are critical. 


If you haven’t been able to participate in the engagement process yet, now is your chance! Engagement sessions are being offered on the following dates.

English Session: January 31, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET | Register Here

French Session:  February 2, 2024 | 1 – 2:30 pm ET | Register Here


For more information about this project visit: 


If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or ideas about this project, you can contact the project team at  



Chers collègues, 


L’Agence de la santé publique du Canada a mandaté les Centres de collaboration nationale en santé publique (CCNSP) pour travailler avec le milieu de la santé publique du Canada à la mise à jour des énoncés de compétences essentielles en santé publique au Canada qui remontent à 2008. 


Pourquoi le projet est-il important? 

Soulignons que les énoncés de compétences essentielles en santé publique servent : 

  • De cadre de référence en matière de perfectionnement professionnel, de collaboration, de planification et d’action en ce qui a trait à la main-d’œuvre en santé publique. 
  • De fil conducteur pour l’enseignement et la formation (p. ex., programmes d’études supérieures et reconnaissance professionnelle en santé publique) et la formation continue en santé publique. 
  • D’outil de recrutement, d’orientation, de description de poste, d’évaluation du rendement et de rétention du personnel. 
  • De fondement aux compétences spécifiques à certaines disciplines. 


Invitation à participer – Faites connaître votre opinion et vos idées! 

Les CCNSP se sont engagés à obtenir des perspectives aussi diverses que nombreuses du milieu de la santé publique au Canada. Les compétences essentielles réfèrent aux connaissances, aux habiletés et aux attitudes à maîtriser pour assurer des pratiques efficaces en santé publique.

Ayez votre mot à dire concernant la mise à jour 2024 des énoncés de compétences essentielles en santé publique au Canada. Vos idées et votre opinion comptent énormément! 

En français : 2 février 2024 | 13 h – 14 h 30 HE | Vous inscrire ici


En anglais : 31 janvier 2024 | 14 h – 15 h 30 HE | Vous inscrire ici



Pour en savoir plus au sujet du projet, rendez-vous au


Communiquez avec l’équipe de projet au si vous avez des questions, des commentaires ou des idées au sujet du projet. 

New! Powerpoint Presentations about the standards are now available on the CHNC Website
Publié surFriday, 26 January, 2024

Powerpoint presentations about the Standards are now available on the CHNC website.

CHNC Standards – FPN Focus

CHNC Standards – HHN Focus

CHNC Standards – PHN Focus

CHNC Standards – Educator Version

CHNC Standards – en français

Click HERE to review the CHNC Standard PowerPoint presentations. Once you have accessed the site, choose which Standard you wish to review and it will download for you to view.

An Introduction to Decent Work as a Social Determinant of Health January 31 12-1 EST
Publié surTuesday, 23 January, 2024

Upcoming Webinar: An Introduction to Decent Work as a Social Determinant of Health 

January 31, 2024 | 12 – 1 pm ET | English 

Work is a powerful condition of everyday life that can harm or promote the health of workers and their families. Employment conditions and working conditions are two interrelated social determinants of health. Workers who experience structural oppression are disproportionately exposed to the precarious employment and hazardous working conditions that are harmful for physical and mental health. As a rising source of health inequities, precarious employment is a key area for public health action. 

Join the NCCDH for this foundational webinar, where the team will introduce core concepts and practical examples to support the public health field to understand and respond to employment and working conditions as key determinants of health and health equity across Canada. 

Register here: 


Updating the Home Health Nursing Competencies CHNC Information Session
Publié surThursday, 18 January, 2024

Dear CHNC Members, 
You are all invited to attend a virtual information session about revising the 2010 Home Health Nursing (HHN) Competencies. There are two different dates for these info sessions (both dates will cover the same information):

January 18, 2024 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST. To register, click here


January 24, 2023 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST. To register, click here

Please see the poster for more information. 
We hope you can attend and look forward to 'seeing' you there!
Community Health Nurses of Canada 

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!

Upcoming Webinar Series
Publié surTuesday, 12 September, 2023

CHNC is pleased to announce our next 2 webinars for September and October, which are parts 2 and

3 of the Vaccines Across the Lifespan Webinar Series. 


There is no charge to attend the webinars, and all are welcome to join! Please feel free to share this webinar information widely.


Part 2: Title of Webinar:

Getting Ready for Fall and Respiratory Infections: What do I Need to Know Now?


Date: Thursday, Sept 21, 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.      Review the epidemiology of the common respiratory pathogens in adults: Covid-19, RSV, Pneumococcal, Influenza

2.      Understand the risk factors and co morbidities that increase risk

3.      Discuss the current NACI guidelines

4.      Appreciate immunization strategies for this population.


Presenter Bio:

Dr. Vivien Brown is a family physician and author in Toronto. Educated at McGill University, she currently is appointed to the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, holding the rank of Assistant Professor. An award winner for teaching on many levels, her major interests are in the area of health promotion and prevention for women, and continuing medical education, Adult Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Illness. The College of Family Physicians of Ontario named Dr Brown "Physician of the Year for the Region of Toronto”, awarded November 2012. Canada. She is the Past President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and is immediate past Vice President for North America for the Medical Women’s International Association. Recently she was named one of Canada’s most influential women by the organization Women of Influence, for her work on advocacy on HPV vaccine for Canadians. In March 2017, she was honored to present HPV initiatives in Canada at the UN meetings for the Commission on the Status of Women. In 2018 she was honored with the Media Award from the North American Menopause Society for her work in Women’s Health. She also received the May Cohen Award from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for her work in Women’s Health. Her most recent book, "The New Woman’s Guide to Healthy Aging” was recently published to rave reviews.


Part 3: Title of Webinar:

RSV Burden of Disease in Infants: The use of Nirsevimab as a Prevention Strategy.


Date: Wednesday, October 25, 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.      Understand the burden of RSV disease in all infants by reviewing the epidemiology and clinical factors for infection.

2.      Review current and emerging RSV preventative strategies, with a focus on passive immunization with Nirsevimab.

3.      Discuss the role and impact that nursing professionals can have on the management and prevention of RSV in infants.



Erin Fleischer is a Paediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with University of Victoria and went on to complete her Master of Nursing and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certificate with the University of Toronto in 2009. Erin has been the Nurse Practitioner for the Paediatric Respirology division since 2011 where she built and runs the centralized RSV prophylaxis clinic. Her other areas of clinical interest are, childhood asthma, for which she is a certified asthma educator, and paediatric cystic fibrosis. Erin is active in research and participated in the CARESS registry, a Canadian database which followed infants receiving RSV prophylaxis.

These webinars have been generously supported by an unrestricted educational grant from:


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