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. An Associate group of the Canadian Nurses Association, CNHE 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.
Membership year runs from April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018!
We also now offer a discounted 3 year membership for $90!
Incorporating Aboriginal Wisdom to Promote Ecoliteracy
Recent event presented by current President, June Kaminski on Sustainability, with CNHE 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.
CNHE Education Sessions
The CNHE Executive Board Members are pleased to announce that we are planning online, free, interactive Education sessions for our CNHE members.
Mining and Health: Digging for the Truth
Join Our April 24, 2015 Educational Event
CNHE members are invited to join us for our first 2015 Educational Event. This event will explore 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.
Register for the April 24, 2015 Educational event!
CNHE Members, please register for the free webinar at the following link:
TarSands, Pipelines & Super Tankers
April 15, 2013 SessionThe 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!