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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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  • 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

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    • Dec 1, 2015 CASN Fall Webinar Series: Week 6 of... More

      Title: CASN Fall Webinar Series: Week 6 of 6

      Start: Dec 1, 2015 12:00 PM

      End: Dec 1, 2015 01:00 PM


      On Tuesdays at noon this fall, CASN's Public Health Task Force is pleased to present a series of webinars on teaching public health to nursing students.

      Reserve your free spot now! Click on the links below!


      October 13 - Shari Laliberte, Meridy Black, Caroline Brunt, & Deborah Littman  
      Overcoming Barriers to Full Scope Public Health Practicums through Community-College Partnerships

      October 20 - Françoise Filion & Diana Gausden   
      Successful strategies to accomplish a primary prevention project with vulnerable populations in the community: an environmental scan and a  partnership with a community-based organization

      November 3 - Betty Poag & Lenora Marcellus          
      Beyond the 6 o'clock news: A classroom activity exploring the role of nursing in communicable disease outbreak situations

      November 10 - Catherine Bradbury           
      Public Health Advocacy & Community Engagement; A Competency Approach to Community Development in Northern Canada

      November 24 - Aliyah Dosani & Candace Lind           
      Teaching Key Community Health Nursing Concepts Through Imogene, the Simulation Mannequin

      December 1 - Adele Vukic, Megan Aston, & Audrey Steenbeek
      Effective teaching strategies for nursing students to promote population health WITH communities  


      Online (Adobe Connect); one hour presentations with opportunities for Q&A.

      Tuesdays in October, November, and December 2015 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT

      Registration is free! Click on the webinars above for individual event registration.


      Please note that the webinars are in English.

      If you have any questions or require more information please contact Jessica Pearce 613-235-3150 ext. 28 or jpearce@casn.ca.

    • Jan 13, 2016 More


      Start: Jan 13, 2016 08:30 AM

      End: Jan 16, 2016 04:30 PM


      Having taken White and Yellow Belt training, you will develop an in-depth understanding of those essential Lean Sigma tools and practices that can be applied to decrease/avoid costs, increase efficiency and quality of service, improve access to service; increase capacity; improve satisfaction among staff and community, and create an ongoing culture of continuous quality improvement.

      Through this 3-day workshop and follow up expert mentoring, you will gain expertise in applying key Lean, Six Sigma and change management tools and practices to lead an improvement project. As part of the program assessment, you will facilitate an expert-guided 'action project' within your workplace, thereby ensuring immediate practical application and return on investment. 

      Learn more here.

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