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October 26, 2021

A message from the Executive Director: 

The Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut employees and Board members appreciate the commitment and dedication that our members have demonstrated during the ongoing pandemic. We recognize that it has been a very difficult and exhausting period for many of you. Nurses are the largest group of health care providers in the north and you have played key roles in the response to the pandemic as direct care providers, educators, leaders policy makers and researchers. In light of your nursing care, we want to recognize your resilience and commitment to public safety.

Thank you,


A message from the President: 

As we enter the renewal period for 2022, I would like to take this opportunity to send my sincere appreciation to each of you for your continued commitment to nursing. We all know too well that nursing is a profession that requires an intense level of professional commitment as well as the commitment to lifelong learning. Utilizing evidence-based practice gives nurses the necessary tools needed to become change agents and make a difference thus improving health care outcomes. Let us continue to work together to provide nursing care that is reflective of evidence-based information while ensuring public safety.

All the best!



August 12, 2021

NP provides hope to community, connects with the land and its people in Nunavut
By Laura Eggertson

Diane Batchelor sees her job as one of two nurse practitioners in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, in simple terms. She provides hope.

“There is a lot of poverty and food insecurity, but there is a survival instinct and a love of life and lots of laughter that are just so nourishing for the soul,” Batchelor says. “The beauty of the land and its people — it’s incredible.”

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French: Une IP au Nunavut : source d’espoir pour la communauté et contact avec le territoire et les populations qui l’habitent (


July 26, 2021

This film was brought to you by the Canadian Medical Association.

Exploring the health and well-being of Inuit, Métis and First Nations peoples across five stages of life: birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and elderhood. Featuring stories rich in visuals, poetry and music, the film uncovers instances of systemic racism, the impacts of colonialism and the ongoing trauma experienced by Indigenous peoples in the Canadian health care system.


CMA Disclosure: 

The Unforgotten was filmed on the traditional territories of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis, all of whom adhere to treaties by which they agreed to share their lands with newcomers in what would become Canada.

Edmonton, Alberta – Treaty 6
Okotoks, Alberta – Treaty 7
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Treaty 1
Keeseekoowenin First Nation, Manitoba – Treaty 2

We encourage you to reflect on the history of the land you live on, what the treaty relationship is with the traditional keepers of the land, or if it’s unceded territory.

Canadian Medical Association, © 2021.

October 18, 2019

StFX is pleased to announce that Dr. Claire Betker will be the next Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), effective March 4, 2019. The NCCDH, hosted at StFX, is one of six federally funded, national public health knowledge centres. It mobilizes knowledge to contribute to the Canadian public health sector’s capacity and decision-making to address social conditions that determine health. The NCCDH generates evidence-based resources, provides consultation, delivers an electronic resource library, hosts events and facilitates networks.

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