IMPORTANT - Conference Bursary Applications
Posted on Apr 19, 2013
Dear CHNIG members:
Thank you to all who have submitted applications for the CHNIG 2013 Professional Development Bursary for Undergraduate Nursing Students and RN Members to attend the 7th Annual National CHNC Conference in Kelowna June 17-19, 2013. Unfortunately we have had technical difficulties with our CHNIG.ORG web server and many emails directed to members benefits have not been received. In order to ensure that we are fairly distributing funds to members, we have delayed our application approvals and are asking anyone who submitted their bursary application to forward the original application and original email to email@example.com and CC firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on Monday April 22nd.
Please accept our sincerest apologies, we are working to rectify this situation as soon as possible. Please watch your email and the CHNIG website for further details.
If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at any time email@example.com
Pilot Study on Public Health Core/Nursing Competencies – Call for Participants
Posted on Mar 17, 2013
Are you a public health nurse who uses the Public Health Core Competencies and/or Public Health Nursing Discipline Competencies to support your practice or the work of your public health unit? Nursing researchers from Ryerson University are conducting a pilot study and seeking assistance from public health nurses to learn more on level of awareness of these competency sets and how they are used to support public health nursing in Ontario health units.
If you would like to learn more about this pilot study or you would like to volunteer to participate, please click the link listed below for more information about the research project and access the study questionnaire to be completed. Alternatively, you may contact the principle researchers, Nancy Peroff-Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Cristina Catallo at email@example.com for more information.
CHNIG’s 2013 Professional Development Bursary
Posted on Mar 14, 2013
CHNIG’s 2013 Professional Development Bursary to Support Members’ Participation in the 7th National Community Health Nurses Conference: June 17th – 19th, 2013, Kelowna, BC.
The Community Health Nurses Initiatives’ Group (CHNIG) of Ontario is providing funding to support ten (10) CHNIG members (RNs and nursing students) to attend the 2013 National Community Health Nurses’ Conference in Kelowna, BC.
Sponsorship Opportunity for CHNIG Members to Attend AGMs
Posted on Mar 11, 2013
CHNIG Sponsorship Opportunity for RN and Student Members to Attend 2013 RNAO and CHNIG AGMs
Are you enthusiastic about community health nursing? Would you like to meet nurses and nursing students from across Ontario that have an interest in community health nursing?
The Community Health Nurses Initiatives’ Group (CHNIG) of Ontario is providing funding to support two (2) RN members and two (2) student members of CHNIG to attend the 2013 RNAO AGM in Toronto! If you are interested, please log in to the CHNIG MEMBER's SECTION and complete and submit the application form to Member.Benefits@CHNIG.org by April 1, 2013 at 12:00am.
Public Health Agency of Canada Online Skills Enhancement - Spring 2013
Posted on Feb 22, 2013
Public health is an information-intensive field that encompasses many
disciplines. Like other health-related fields, public health knowledge
and practices continually evolve. Continuing professional development is
needed to help you maintain high levels of skills and knowledge.
One high quality resource for professional development is PHAC’s Skills
Online Program. This award-winning online bilingual program supports
public health practitioners to continue their education and strengthen
their knowledge and skills to help meet the Core Competencies for Public
Health in Canada. Skills Online offers a series of modules, some
self-directed and others guided by an online facilitator. Each module
offers the opportunity to work at your own pace.
Registration for the spring 2013 session of Skills Online will be open
from March 18 – April 14, 2013. The session start date is May 13, 2013 for
all facilitated modules. Self-directed modules are available on an ongoing
basis and registration for self-directed modules can be done at any time.
For more information, including detailed descriptions of current modules,
please visit www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/skills.
Facilitated modules available this session:
EPI1: Basic Epidemiological Concepts ($75)
EPI2: Measurement of Health Status ($175)
EPI3: Epidemiological Methods ($175)
APP1: Outbreak Investigation and Management ($175)
APP2: Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases ($175)
APP3: Applied Epidemiology: Injuries ($175)
PHP2: Evidence Based Public Health Practice ($175)
STA1: Introduction to Biostatistics ($175)
SUR1: Introduction to Surveillance ($175)
SUR2: Communicating Data Effectively ($175)
Self-directed modules available this session:
PHP1: Introduction to Public Health ($0)
PHP4: Introduction to Literature Searching ($0)
Consider Skills Online for your professional development needs and add it
to your learning plan today!
7th Annual Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference Registration is now Open
Posted on Feb 18, 2013
Register before April 19th for Early Bird Rate!
Join us in beautiful Kelowna, BC for the 7th National Community Health Nurses Conference, June 17-19, 2013.
This conference brings together individuals from practice, research, administration, policy and education, who share a common interest in Community Health Nursing. It is a forum to explore issues of mutual concern; exchange knowledge; share evidence and ideas; and generate solutions.
CHNC's Call to Action to support Bill C-400
Posted on Feb 10, 2013
Community Health Nurses from across Canada – this is a call to action to participate in political and public engagement strategies to support Bill C-400. Join this multi-partner, non-partisan movement to take a stand on the issues of housing and poverty in Canada. Time is limited - act now!
- Call to Action document
- MP letter (english)
- MP letter (french)
- Backgrounder document (english)
- Backgrounder document (french)
- Talking points
Job Opportunity - Knowledge Broker with NCCMT (2 positions)
Posted on Feb 7, 2013
The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools provides capacity development opportunities to public health professionals across Canada through online learning, webinars and workshops. This position is responsible for working with public health professionals to develop workshop content, online learning module content, webinar development and implementation, and relationship and network development with public health decision makers and practitioners.
Responsible for bridging the gap between research and decision making to promote evidence based practice and policy decisions. Initiates, develops, and implements knowledge translation strategies to make research evidence available and accessible for practice, planning and policy making.
Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field of study.
Requires 4 years of relevant experience.
Bilingualism considered an asset.
Please visit McMaster University Human Resources for details.
Permanent full time ( https://workingatmcmaster.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=9104),
Limited Term full time (https://workingatmcmaster.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=9103)
Deadline to apply: February 19, 2013
CHNIG Annual General Meeting Notification and Call for Nominations
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
CHNIG would like to invite all of its members to join us at our 2013 Annual General Meeting on Saturday April 13th from 8:30am to 12:00pm at the Hilton Toronto, just after the RNAO AGM. Please register here.
Elections are held each year at the AGM as required. This year we have openings for: Secretary; Treasurer; Team Co-Leader: Professional Practice: Public Health; Team Co-Leader: Research, Education and Professional Development; Team Leader: Policy and Political Action and Member at Large OPHA, and Governance Chair.
Candidates for office shall be nominated in writing, and delivered to the President or Past President up until one week prior to the CHNIG Annual General Meeting. Candidates for office may be nominated from the ﬂoor, provided they are present or have submitted a candidate’s statement in writing. Nominations must be accompanied by the signatures of at least two CHNIG members who support the nomination. Nominees will submit a letter outlining their interest in the position. Candidates nominated from the ﬂoor may present their statements verbally.
Supporting Double Duty Caregivers: A Policy Brief
Posted on Jan 14, 2013
Supporting double duty caregivers (health care providers who are also family caregivers) must be a top priority to ensure a skilled and healthy workforce and a viable stable economy. It is important that workplace supports are developed and refi ned to assist double duty caregivers of all ages and all health disciplines to meet both their familial and health care responsibilities.
Read the full policy brief here.