CALL FOR CNA PRESIDENT-ELECT – Submission deadline December 7, 2015

Electing the leadership of CNA is one of the most important responsibilities of membership because that individual represents you, our members. If you know a nurse leader who meets the eligibility criteria for president-elect and is willing to advance to the office of president, you are invited to submit a nomination by December 7, 2015

We encourage you to distribute the call widely.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Submission deadline December 21, 2015

Nurses: Driving the Shift to Primary Health Care (PHC) is the theme of the CNA biennial convention being held on June 20-22, 2016 in Saint John, NB.

Submit an abstract and share your expertise with your peers! Your abstract should address one of the following three convention streams:

  1. Advance policy and advocacy efforts through public and nurse engagement
  2. Build capacity by enhancing PHC competencies throughout the nursing community
  3. Lead a system shift towards an integration of PHC principles and practices across the continuum of care

See the abstract submission guidelines and on-line form for full content details.

There is a wealth of nurse-led PHC innovations in action across the country. Through CNA’s convention, you can convene with your colleagues to exchange knowledge and share ideas. With the full force of the largest profession behind it, PHC can realize its maximum potential.

Please help spread the word by sharing with your nurse networks.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Awards and Memorial Book –  Submission deadline January 18, 2016

Jeanne Mance Award

This honour is the highest recognition of nursing achievement that CNA offers. Named after one of Canada’s most inspirational nurses, Jeanne Mance, it has been awarded at the CNA biennial convention since 1971. Call for nominations open now.

Order of Merit Awards (nursing administration, clinical nursing practice, nursing education, nursing policy, nursing research)

These five awards honour excellence in clinical nursing practice, administration, education, research, and policy. The CNA board established these awards in 2007 and they are given out at each biennial convention. Call for nominations open now.

Memorial Book

Each page of the Memorial Book describes the contributions of some of Canada’s honoured nurses, who, in service to their fellow Canadians, elevated the nursing profession and health care in this country. Recipients are selected through a nomination process. Their names are added to the book and they are honoured publicly at CNA’s biennial convention. Call for nominations open now.