CNA Nursing Week Activities

last updated: May 10, 2021

On behalf of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Academy of Nursing, I invite you to commemorate National Nursing Week, May 10-16, and International Nurses Day, May 12.
Nurses across Canada deserve to be recognized for their hard work. National Nursing Week and International Nurses Day are extremely significant in 2021 as nurses have been playing a critical role in Canada’s fight against COVID-19.
The theme this year is #WeAnswerTheCall and was developed by CNA to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health-care journey. For more resources visit our webpage here.

To help nurses commemorate this week, CNA has planned a special lineup of events exclusive to members of the Canadian Academy of Nursing and CNA.

Virtual leadership workshop: Communicating for connection
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12-1:30 p.m. ET
This workshop has been specifically designed to enhance your leadership capabilities and explore the unique relationship between communication, resiliency and leadership. CNA-certified nurses can apply these workshops toward their continuous learning hours. Register here!

Meet Karen Furneaux — Olympic champion, hall of fame athlete and international speaker
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12-1 p.m. ET: Presentation and Q&A;

Date: Friday, May 14, 2021, 12-1 p.m. ET.
Our expert panel will describe the Ottawa Police Service’s efforts to acknowledge substance use within its ranks and focus on the lessons that could be applied to nursing. Learn more.

In addition to the above events, I invite you to take part in CNA’s #IKnowANurse campaign. Tell us about your own experience or describe the person who inspired you to enter the profession. Share your anecdotes, photos and videos on social media using our hashtags #IKnowANurse, #WeAnswerTheCall and #CNA2021.

On behalf of CNA, we are proud to announce the upcoming launch of our corporate “mantra” video inspired by you and created for you.

Save the date on May 10 at 12 p.m. ET for the digital launch on CNA’s YouTube channel.

We hope you will join CNA in celebrating nurses across the country.
Thank you and enjoy National Nursing Week 2021!

Michael Villeneuve, RN, M.Sc., FAAN
Chief Executive Officer


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