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The Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group

The Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group (CHNIG), an interest group of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), has its mission to act as the voice of Community Health Nurses influencing the health care system and health and social policy in areas which affect the work of Community Health Nurses and the public we serve.


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    • Feb 3, 2015 RNAO Special Webcast | Dialogue on End... More

      Title: RNAO Special Webcast | Dialogue on End of Life Care

      Start: Feb 3, 2015 02:30 PM

      End: Feb 3, 2015 04:00 PM


      Dear RNAO Members:

      In October 2014, we held a productive discussion following from RNAO’s resolution, which was passed at our 2014 Annual General Meeting, calling for a formal public dialogue on end of life issues and dying with dignity. The ruling on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide will soon be due for decision by the Supreme Court of Canada. To resume our dialogue, we are pleased to invite you to another virtual consultation with RNAO’s President Dr. Vanessa Burkoski and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Doris Grinspun, regarding issues and opportunities impacting end of life care.

      For your information, you may access the first archived discussion.



      Dr. Vanessa Burkoski, President of RNAO

      Dr. Doris Grinspun, CEO of RNAO



      Tuesday, February 3rd at 2:30-4:00PM (EST)



      WebEx and Teleconference (access to a computer with an internet connection and a telephone are required)


      The objectives of the session are to identify:

      • key issues impacting the delivery of end of life care;
      • key opportunities in optimizing end of life care; and
      • how nurses and the public can be engaged to explore these issues through a broader dialogue.

      Please confirm your attendance by registering here

      Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email message that contains detailed information about joining the event.

      Prior to the webinar, we would encourage you to ensure your computer system is up-to-date and compatible with WebEx by testing it here: http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

      If you have any inquiries or issues, please contact Josephine Mo, Executive Assistant to the CEO.



    • Feb 6, 2015 Community Health Nurses' Initiative Group Board of... More

      Title: Community Health Nurses' Initiative Group Board of Directors Meeting

      Start: Feb 6, 2015 07:00 AM

      End: Feb 7, 2015 03:30 PM


      Friday February 6, 2015, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
      Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00am to 3:30pm
      Locaiton: TBD

      Please note that CHNIG members are welcome to attend BOD meetings.  Please email Secretary@CHNIG.org to confirm your attendance.



    • Mar 1, 2015 Nurse Executive Leadership Academy - 4th Annual... More

      Title: Nurse Executive Leadership Academy - 4th Annual

      Start: Mar 1, 2015 09:00 AM

      End: Mar 4, 2015 05:00 PM


      We are thrilled to share with you the program for our upcoming Nurse Executive Leadership Academy 2015 (NELA 2015), to be held at White Oaks Conference Centre, Niagara on the Lake, March 1-4, 2015. As in previous years you will join a select group of nurse at this must attend event, and experience opportunities to:

      • Learn from and with your colleagues, as well as other exceptional faculty; 
      • Plan strategy for cross sector integration and quality care; 
      • Contribute nursing intelligence to better inform health system transformation and 
      • Infuse your leadership with authenticity, evidence, passion, and courage.  
      Book the dates and join those who have already registered - Early bird registration ends on December 29th.

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