Canada joins the Nursing Now campaign!

Nursing Now Canada was officially launched on 2nd June at a multi-stakeholder, international colloquium in Vancouver BC co-hosted by the Canada Nurses Association (CNA) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN). We are pleased to announce that Canada was successful with its application and acknowledge the important partnership with the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association.

The kickoff included brief remarks from Nursing Now’s Executive Director Barbara Stilwell, and key members of the Nursing Now Canada team: Claire Betker, President, Canadian Nurses Association, Robin Buckland, CNO of Indigenous Services Canada, and Marilee Nowgesic, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association.

Nursing Now Canada is based on a strong three-point action plan (see below) with a nursing leadership pillar, a Chief Nursing Officers (CNO) pillar, and an Indigenous pillar. Each pillar has a distinct goal and activities and will form the basis of the work of Nursing Now Canada. For more information or comments on the plan, please contact

Read NN Canada’s three-point action plan here: EN 3 Point Plan NN Canada contact us v2.docx