CNHE AGM will be held on September 16, 201821 Jul, 2018 | Posted by: cnhe

CNHE 2018 AGM Invitation

Our CNHE Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday September 16th 2018.

It will begin at 1 pm Pacific, 3 pm Central, 4 pm Eastern

The CNHE invites all current members to attend our AGM via Blue Jeans video conferencing (you can join by computer or phone).

One lucky attendee's name will be drawn and they will be awarded a free year of membership until 2020.

Please join us to further discuss and decide important issues related to our mandate, bylaws, and future plans.

Please also consider joining our Executive Board. We have the following positions open:

• Communications Officer
• Provincial and Territorial Representatives (all except ON, BC, QC)

Check your Email or the Member Portal for details on how to join the Meeting.

The Meeting is open to all Current CNHE Members.

Help Us to Celebrate Earth Day!22 Apr, 2018 | Posted by: cnhe

To all members and supporters of the Canadian Nurses for Health and the environment:

For Earth Day 2018, we invite you all to share with us something you are doing for the earth. Please take a picture with a written note and send to us to post on our brand new Instagram account or facebook <3 !

The CNHE Board!

Pour tous les membres et les sympathisants des Infirmières et infirmiers pour la santé et pour l'environnement:

Pour la journée de la terre 2018, nous vous invitons à partager avec nous ce que vous faites pour notre planète. Nous vous invitons à prendre une photo de vous avec une petite note qui partage votre action et de l'afficher dans notre nouveau compte instagram, ou sur notre page facebook <3 !


Celebrate Earth Day!!22 Apr, 2018 | Posted by: cnhe

Nurses and Environmental Health Webinar - Please Join Us!12 Nov, 2017 | Posted by: cnhe


Nursing and Environmental Health Webinar at ARNBC

Date: November 28, 2017
Time: 12 - 1pm PT

Registration: Register by November 27

Ecological sustainability and ecoliteracy development are goals of many Canadian organizations and professionals, including nurses. Currently, many ecological issues demand societal attention, such as climate change, food safety, unsustainable development, species extinction and exposure to toxic contaminants and pollutants. Critical issues that influence the health of our natural environment impact all of the social determinants of human health in many ways.

An Associate group of the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Nurses for Health and the Environment - Infirmieres et Infirmiers pour la Sante et l'Environnement (CNHE/IISE), represents Registered Nurses dedicated to the improvement of environmental health across all domains of nursing practice, policy, research and education.

The CNHE/IISE works to achieve the following objectives:

- Facilitate knowledge sharing and transfer based on environmental health principles and nursing best practices
- Support evidence-based environmental health practice
- Influence policy development and legislation to support environmental nursing practice
- Promote educational and research opportunities for nurses.

To that end, the CNHE/IISE is designing environmental competencies and curriculum to share with nurses and educators. CNHE/IISE has initiated this work to encourage engagement and explore ways that nursing can collaborate with others to support environmental health. Join us for webinar to learn about the innovative technological tools being developed by CNHE for teaching environmental health and developing ecoliteracy in nursing education and practice.

Webinar Goals

To increase awareness around nursing’s role in improving environmental health.


By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

- Develop awareness of the interconnectedness of environmental and human health.
- Analyze how environmental health is a foundation for nursing and primary health care.
- Understand the role of the Canadian Nurses for Health and the Environment (CNHE) and the advantages of engaging with this group.


June Kaminski, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD(c)
Fiona Hanley, RN, BScN, MSc

More Information and Registration:

Waste Reduction Week October 16 - 22, 201725 Sep, 2017 | Posted by: cnhe

CNHE has joined the campaign to support Waste Reduction in Canada.


We want to challenge you to reduce your ecological footprint through the actions and activities located in this section. And we hope to inspire you to come up with your own, unique, creative ways to reduce waste.

Since 2001, National Waste Reduction Week in Canada (WRW) has been organized by a coalition of non-government, not-for-profit environment groups from each of the 13 participating provincial and territorial jurisdictions across Canada.

Learn how to get involved in National Waste Reduction Week.







See how schools did on the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge, Canada's national challenge supports Waste Reduction Week.

The Waste Reduction Week general resources will give you tools and ideas to promote reduced waste.

CNA 2018 Biennial Convention Call for Abstracts25 Sep, 2017 | Posted by: cnhe

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Submission deadline December 21, 2017

From Insights to Impact: It Starts with Nursing is the theme of the CNA biennial convention being held on June 18-20, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario.


We are seeking abstracts from nurses and other health professionals on five themes.

· ACCESSIBILITY (Delivering care that is equitable, timely and affordable)
· PERSON-CENTRED CARE (Making patients and clients partners in health)
· HEALTH PROMOTION AND CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT (Empowering people to take charge of their health)
· TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (Using advancements to make health care better)
· COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION (How teams and other sectors contribute to health)

See the abstract submission guidelines and on-line form for full content details.