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The Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment / Association d''infirmieres et infirmiers pour l''environnement (CANE/AIIE) represents Nurses dedicated to the improvement of environmental health across all domains of nursing practice, policy, research and education. Nurses include all practicing nurses (registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or equivalent, psychiatric nurses, and nurse practitioners). An Associate group of the Canadian Nurses Association, CANE works to:

  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.


The CANE Board is pleased to announce that the 2019 - 2020 membership registration form is now available and can be downloaded from the right side column. Click here to pay by credit card or bank.

The new membership year begins April 1, 2019 and runs until March 31, 2020. We are also offering an 3 year discount - sign up for three years, and save!


Please consider joining our Executive Board of Directors. We have the following Provincial/Territorial representative positions open: Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, and Nunavut. All regular members are eligible.


Podcast on Banning Single-use Plastic Bags

This podcast features one of our nursing student members from North Island College in British Columbia, Marielle Tattman. Marielle has been working with one of our regular nurse members, faculty Helen Boyd to spread awareness of this issue in Comox Valley.

Listen Now Click the button to hear the podcast now on Soundcloud.

Incorporating Aboriginal Wisdom to Promote Ecoliteracy

Recent event presented by current President, June Kaminski on Sustainability, with CANE featured in content. Ecological sustainability is a goal of many Canadian organizations and professionals, including nurses. The most logical source of sustainability wisdom that promotes ecological wholeness are traditional Aboriginal teachings and philosophies. Nursing educational programs are beginning to incorporate Aboriginal wisdom into curriculum to promote holistic nursing care of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people and to help evolve ecoliteracy. Nursing faculty follow a mandate to teach students to be active agents of advocacy for global issues including environmental health and ecology.

This Pechakucha by June Kaminski addresss how students create content to help nurses explore ecological issues and engage in the process of finding solutions to critical issues, and how Aboriginal wisdom supports this. It also explore show the Canadian Nurses for Health of the Environment encourages all Canadian nurses to become involved in promoting ecological sustainability on a national level.

CANE Education Sessions

The CANE Executive Board Members are pleased to announce that we are planning online, free, interactive Education sessions for our CANE members.

Nursing and Environmental Health Webinar

November 28, 2017 Educational Event

View the recording of our Nursing and Environmental Health Webinar for NNPBC. This event explored how to increase awareness around nursing''s role in improving environmental health. Recording and handout resources available. Featuring June Kaminski and Fiona Hanley View recorded event by clicking on the image below.

View Recorded Webinar

Download Flyer for April 24 Education Sessions

Mining and Health: Digging for the Truth

April 24, 2015 Educational Event

CANE members are invited to join us for our first 2015 Educational Event. This event explored the health and environmental impacts of current and proposed mining expansions across Canada. Find out why nurses need to be aware of these potential threats and work together with other Canadians to deter this damage. Download a copy of the poster by clicking on the image to the right.

View PPT and Read our Expose from this Event!


TarSands, Pipelines & Super Tankers

Download Flyer for April 15 Education Sessions

April 15, 2013 Session

The first session was open to all nurses (April 15, 2013 from 1 to 2:30 pm EDT) and focused on the Tar Sands, Pipelines and Super Tanker issue which began in the Western provinces, but has since expanded to the East coast as corporations try to have an eastern alternative approved. Moderators were President Hilda Swirsky, President-Elect, June Kaminski, Past President, Fiona Hanley, Secretary, Jessica Madrid and Communications Officer, Shelly Archibald.

In the coming months, we will offer cutting edge sessions that will keep you informed and help you find ways to become involved in protecting the health of Canadians and the environment. Most sessions will be restricted to our members, so if you are not already a member, please consider joining us. Stay tuned for more information!

View PPT and Read our Expose from this Event!


Members PortalAccess the Member Portal

CANE/AIIE members can join the Member's Only Community Portal using the username and password emailed to them by the Executive. All registered members have access to this portal and all of the content in the private Member's area, including forums, polls, special documents and files, and opportunities to network with other CANE/AIIE members. Please contact us if you did not receive your login information.

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