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CNA’s Cross-Country Tour: Meeting Canada’s Nurses in Their Communities – the tour continues. Second stop: Prince George, B.C. and the Yukon. March 28-April 1, 2011

Ottawa, March 25, 2011 – Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) president Judith Shamian and a CNA team are travelling to Prince George, B.C. and the Yukon on a mission to engage nurses, other health-care providers, government decision-makers and the media in a national dialogue on the future of Canada’s health system. They will be tackling a range of health-care issues that affect nurses and have an impact on the health of citizens living in Northern B.C. and the Yukon. The first leg of the tour begins in Prince George, B.C. on March 28-29, continues on to Whitehorse and Dawson City, March 30-April 1. CNA will be meeting nurses and nurse leaders, academics and students, government officials, health experts and community representatives throughout the visit.WHO?
Canadian Nurses Association

March 28-April 1, 2011

Prince George, B.C. and the Yukon are CNA’s second stop in a cross-country engagement campaign. We’re coming to your communities to listen and to share. We want to hear your voice.

Discussions and meetings will take place at:

Prince George, B.C.: Northern Health and the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia
Dawson City, Yukon: Health Centre and the Senior’s Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon: Yukon Registered Nurses Association, Kwanlin Dun First Nation Health Centre, meetings with politicians, and a video conference to allow nurses located in remote areas to participate in an open forum/discussion.

Canada’s registered nurses strongly support a shift in health policy to focus on wellness, health promotion and disease prevention. We want a new health accord that includes pharmacare and home care coverage. We want a change to health system funding toward community-based care, health promotion and chronic disease prevention. And we want investments in health services delivery based on collaborative teams where bottlenecks are eliminated by nurses and nurse practitioners, along with other health professionals.

CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 143,843 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.


Media inquiries:
Jean Riverin
External Communications Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 613-237-2133, ext. 553

On-site media relations:
Lisa Brazeau
Director, Corporate Communications
Canadian Nurses Association
E-mail: [email protected]
Cell: 613-864-1371