June 28, 2014 - Notice of Special Members Meeting July 25, 2014
At our June 2, 2014 Annual General Meeting members voted to repeal the current General Operating By-law No. 1 and replace it with the new General Operating By-law No. 2 in order to meet the requirements for continuance under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. However, following the AGM an article was noted in the approved bylaw which requires revision.
Article 4.09 of the General Operating By-law No. 2 states in SECTION IV - MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
"Quorum - Subject to the Act, a quorum at any meeting of the Members shall be a majority of the Members." This current wording would require more than 50% of our over 1,700 members to be present at the AGM. Generally AGM attendance is between 30-60 members. Therefore a wording change is required to reflect this practice. The proposed wording change is "Quorum - Subject to the Act, a quorum at any meeting of the Members shall be twenty five (25) Members." Note: The existing By-law No. 1 requires only 2 members for a quorum.
A change in By-laws must be made at a meeting of members and our current by-law No. 1, which is still in effect until By-law No. 2 is approved by Industry Canada, does not allow for a meeting to be held electronically. It does provide for proxy voting which allows members who are unable to attend in person to vote on the proposed by-law change. A meeting to propose the recommended by-law change will be held at 75 New Cove Road, St. John's, NL at 11:00 a.m. on July 25, 2014. Members able to attend in person may vote on the proposed by-law change at that time. Those unable to attend may complete the attached CHNC Members Proxy and send it to Ann Manning, Executive Director, who will include the numbers for and against, sent by proxy, in the voting.
June 23, 2014 - NEW! Breastfeeding Resource for Community-Based Programs
It is with great pleasure that the Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, release Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: A Practical Workbook for Community-Based Programs (2nd Ed).
This resource aims to provide practical, best practice strategies to promote breastfeeding within a community setting, with a special focus on supporting vulnerable populations. The vision is to create environments where breastfeeding is the easiest choice for all women and their children. Beyond the key strategies, the workbook also addresses key questions, common challenges, and includes programming activities, key reference documents and an extensive list of breastfeeding resources.
This fully revised and updated workbook reflects the experience of numerous organizations and individuals involved in supporting breastfeeding across Canada, including almost 20 years of expertise gained and shared through the Agency’s Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program sites.
May 19, 2014 - Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes: What's the Evidence?
Webinar at Health Evidence!!!
Join us on May 20 at 11:30 am EDT for a webinar where we will present the evidence from a systematic review of the impact of housing improvements on health and associated socio-economic outcomes. Dr. Maureen Dobbins, Director of Health Evidence, will be leading the webinar, along with Dr. Hilary Thomson, the review author.
For more information, and to register, click here.
May 19, 2014 - Building capacity for evidence-informed public health decision making: Partnerships for health system improvement
Webinar at Health Evidence!!!
From 2009-2013, Health Evidence partnered with three Ontario health departments on a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) “Partnerships for Health System Improvement” grant, studying the impact of tailored, knowledge translation and exchange interventions on evidence-informed decision making in public health. On June 10 at 12 pm EDT, Dr. Maureen Dobbins will present the results from this study and lead an interactive discussion on the implications for this work to a broader public health and knowledge translation audience.
May 15, 2014 - Calling all school-based PHNs and CHNs
A survey is being conducted by Drs Erin Maughan, Laura Jannone and Regina Lee of the National Association of School Nurses [NASN] who are interested in school nursing practice around the world. The purpose of the survey is to 1) assess the role/responsibilities of school nurses in different countries and 2) explore National/State/Province policies and practices regarding school health services. This information will be used to learn about similarities and differences in the practice of school nurses around the world, and possibly find ways to improve networking among school nurses.
It is an on-line survey which includes questions regarding a nurse's practice as a school nurse. Some questions require clicking next to the appropriate answer, others require scrolling the drop down menu and then clicking on your response. Participation in the survey is completely voluntary, and participants may stop at any time without consequent or duress. They have tried to be comprehensive, realizing that school nursing is practiced very differently in different countries; so some questions will be more applicable than others to Canadian nurses.
The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. NASN uses a premium version of Survey Monkey that encrypts your answers (VeriSign Certificate Version 3, 128 bit encryption). The responses to the survey are anonymous.
If you are interested in participating in this survey, please go to the following link to access the survey by Friday, June 13th, 2014:
May 15, 2014 - Public Health Speaks: Tuberculosis and the social determinants of health
The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) brought a group of public health practitioners together to share perspectives on the roles, actions and strategies that can be used to reduce inequities in the incidence of infectious disease. Using tuberculosis (TB) as the example, the practitioners discuss how public health can address the social determinants of the disease. You can download the new resource in the NCCDH library.
April 3, 2014 - Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act
Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC), like all not for profit corporations in Canada is expected to comply with the requirements of this new legislation by October 2014. Over the past year and a half the Governance Standing Committee has undertaken a review of our current bylaws and drafted updated bylaws to ensure our continuance under the requirements of the new Act. The draft bylaws were recently approved by the CHNC Board of Directors and will be presented for approval at our June AGM which coincides with our 9th National CHNC Conference in Ottawa. In order that members are informed about the upcoming bylaw changes the following documents are provided for your review:
If you have any questions about the revised bylaw please contact Ann Manning, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st 2014.
April 3, 2014 - A.N.A.C./NCCID Forum on Infectious Disease and Public Health in Northern Canada
The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.) and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) are working in collaboration to explore issues of importance and value to nurses working in the North. NCCID is interested in the views of public health and front line practitioners (e.g. public health nurses in Aboriginal, northern, rural, and remote communities) about their most pressing needs and priorities with regard to nursing practice and the prevention of infectious diseases in the populations they serve.
It is hoped that this survey will allow for the participation and input of A.N.A.C. members and associates to assist in determining the specific format and structure of the proposed forum that will be of most use to them.
A.N.A.C./NCCID Survey or https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YSLQPF5
Community Health Nurses of Canada, in partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (NCCDH), recently completed a report designed to contribute to public health nursing leadership development planning, strategies and activities in Canada.
The report includes a literature scan and a pilot survey of the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Board members and members of CHNC standing committees. The literature scan describes leadership issues and leadership development opportunities for public health nursing leadership. The survey includes examples of leadership development opportunities with respect to health equity and the social determinants of health. A third component is the report of the preconference consultation carried out in June 2013.
February 17, 2014 - CHNC Membership in CCPH21
CHNC is a member organization of the Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century (CCPH21) a national network of non-profit organizations, professional associations, health charities and academic researchers who share the common goal to improve and sustain the health of Canadians. Katie Dilworth is the CHNC representative on CCPH21.
CCPH21 recently produced a video Public Health: A Return on Investment which encourages governments to strengthen Canada’s economy and productivity through investments in public health.
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