OTTAWA, June 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Nurses Association is pleased
to announce the following events at its centennial year convention from June
16-18, 2008, at the Ottawa Congress Centre. The theme of this year's
convention is Be the Change.
CONVENTION SPEAKERS AND HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAY, JUNE 16
- Unveiling of the Canada Post CNA centennial commemorative postage stamp
by Canada's Environment Minister John Baird and Canada Post
representative Judy Middlemiss.
TUESDAY, JUNE 17
- Release of the 2008 edition of the CNA Code of Ethics for Registered
- A Century of Service, A Century of Pride: The Canadian Nurses
Association at 100 with General Rick Hillier, chief of the defence staff,
- The Future Is Now: Realities of the 21st-Century Workplace with Linda
Duxbury, professor, faculty of business and director of research, Centre
for Research and Education on Women and Work, Carleton University.
- Centennial gala banquet and awards ceremony with special performance by
country music star Paul Brandt.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
- Release of the Registered Nursing Education in Canada: 2006-2007
report, providing the latest data on nursing graduates.
- Realizing Canada's Promise: Implications for Nursing with Roberta
Jamieson, president and chief executive officer of the National
Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.
- The Nursing Workforce for the Next 100 Years: What Will It Look Like?
with Sally Thorne, director of the school of nursing at the University of
British Columbia; Judith Oulton, chief executive officer of the
International Council of Nurses; Rachel Bard, former deputy minister of
post-secondary education, training and labour for the Government of New
Brunswick; and Joy Richards, vice-president, collaborative practice and
quality, and chief nursing executive, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care
- Thriving vs. Surviving in the Workplace: What's the Difference? with
Barbara Fry, adult educator, business owner and former nurse
For further information:
For further information: or to pre-register as media: Tina Grznar,
Communications Coordinator, (613) 237-2133 ext. 283, Cell: (613) 266-0306,