What it means to be part of

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.


  • Jun 10, 2015 Get your OPHA 2015-16 MembershipMore

  • Apr 16, 2015 CHNIG - The Voice of Community Health Nurses...More

  • Apr 14, 2015 RNAO and CHNIG AGM DocumentsMore

  • Apr 6, 2015 CHNIG Funding application deadline extendedMore

  • Mar 19, 2015 Public Health Agency of Canada ​Skills Online -...More

  • Mar 2, 2015 Call for Nominations - CHNIG Board of Directors...More

  • Feb 26, 2015 Health Promotion Seminar Series: Itís All about Synergies...More

  • Feb 11, 2015 Ontario Health StudyMore

  • Feb 3, 2015 CHNIG Award for Clinical Excellence in Community Health...More

  • Feb 3, 2015 Seed Grant InitiativeMore


    • Sep 7, 2015 PHAC Skills Online - Fall 2015 More

      Title: PHAC Skills Online - Fall 2015

      Start: Sep 7, 2015 09:00 AM

      End: Sep 7, 2015 05:00 PM


      Do you want to build your skills and competence in public health? Skills Online can help.
      This award-winning program is recognized by public health organizations across Canada. All of the online courses contain practical, interactive Canadian content. The facilitated courses, which are led by an experienced public health leader are offered over an eight-week period and take about 25 to 40 hours to complete.
      Registration opens July 20, 2015.  The session start date is September 7, 2015 for all facilitated courses.  Self-directed courses are available at any time during the year.
      To register and for detailed descriptions of the current courses, please visit this Link.  
    • Sep 10, 2015 FREE Best Practice Champions Teleconference/Webinar! More

      Title: FREE Best Practice Champions Teleconference/Webinar!

      Start: Sep 10, 2015 02:00 PM

      End: Sep 10, 2015 03:00 PM



      Registration still available! Join the FREE Best Practice Champions Teleconference/Webinar! 


      Presenter: May Tao RN, MSN, BPSO Coordinator, Toronto Public Health

      Topic: Effective Guideline Implementation Strategies in Community Health: A Knowledge Synthesis

      During this presentation, participants will learn: 

      • Describe the type of strategies used for guideline implementation in community health settings; 
      • Understand how these strategies and process are applied; and 
      • Identify ways to use these strategies and process in their own settings.

      Date: September 10, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time – please check your local timezone


      Or click http://rnao.ca/events/champions-webinar-25  


    • Sep 20, 2015 Creating Healthy Work Environments Institute More

      Title: Creating Healthy Work Environments Institute

      Start: Sep 20, 2015 09:00 AM

      End: Sep 25, 2015 03:00 PM


      About this Event:

      The Creating Healthy Work Environment Institute is a week-long course designed for all nursing staff, inter-professional teams, human resource representatives, and occupational health and safety members seeking to enhance their skills in leadership, collaborative practice, conflict management, workplace safety, self-care, staffing and professional practice to create a healthier workplace.

      Why is it important?

      The Creating Healthy Workplace Environment Institute supports health-care organizations in creating and sustaining positive work environments to support nurses in all roles.

      What will it focus on?

      This institute will focus on respect, civility, leadership and self-care in the workplace.

      Click here for full details.


    • Oct 25, 2015 Chronic Disease Management Institute - Five-day course... More

      Title: Chronic Disease Management Institute - Five-day course

      Start: Oct 25, 2015 08:00 AM

      End: Oct 30, 2015 05:00 PM


      The Chronic Disease Management Institute is a five-day course designed for nurses who deal with patients living with chronic conditions to learn about effective best practices associated with health promotion and disease prevention and understand current trends associated with chronic disease management.


      Click here for full details and pricing.


    • Oct 29, 2015 Save The Date for OPHA's Fall Forum! More

      Title: Save The Date for OPHA's Fall Forum!

      Start: Oct 29, 2015 09:00 AM

      End: May 21, 2015 05:00 PM



      Public health continues to be a leading and important voice for protecting and promoting the health of Ontarians. However, there are other voices striving for the attention of policy makers and the public. Public health's goal of creating health-promoting environmental and social conditions through public policy is not universally shared. Furthermore, public confusion about health persists as a growing number of voices spread conflicting messages that directly undermine the public's health.

      Among so many voices, how can public health continue to be a strong voice for healthy public policy?

      How can public health more effectively engage the wider society and build public support for public health issues?

      We will explore the answers to these questions at this year's Forum - so be sure to register to reserve your place!

      Click here for full details and Event Poster

      Click here for full details and early bird Registration (early bird registration available until Aug 28th, 2015)



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