National Group

Nursing Now Canada was officially launched on 2nd June 2019 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 with a nursing leadership pillar, a Chief Nursing Officers (CNO) pillar, and an Indigenous pillar – please find versions of the plan linked here: English version, French version. 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:


Local Groups

Local Nursing Now groups are springing up across Canada, so check back here for updates if there isn’t yet one listed near you.