• Ensure that the constitution, bylaws and Letters of Patent are respected.
• Assist the Board in ensuring that the constitution and bylaws are relevant to the mission and objectives of CHNC.
• Ensure an annual review of committee terms of reference.
• Identify and develop policies and procedures that facilitate the work of the organization.
• Organize and coordinate the functions of the Annual General meeting.
• Ensure that Rules of Order are followed at all meetings of the association.
• Ensure that the Board Manual is reviewed and revised as needed.
• Promote and support community health nursing as a specialty practice.
• Contribute to the advancement of certification in community health nursing practice in collaboration with CNA.
• Collaborate and review education materials applicable to community health practice.
• Ensure the development of structures, processes and resources for CHNC workshops and webinars.
• Collaborate with National Conference Planning Committee by offering workshops and other learning opportunities at the annual conference.
• Currently working on evaluation of the certification process and the impact of certification on practice.
Standards and Competencies Committee
• Contribute to the advancement of standards and competencies in community health nursing practice and education through regular review, revision and development of the national community health nursing standards of practice and competencies related to community health nursing.
• Influence undergraduate nursing curricula and accreditation of nursing programs by establishing and maintaining formal liaison with key partners including but not limited to CASN.
• Advocate for Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of practice within the Canadian RN licensure exam and in the accreditation of Canadian baccalaureate nursing programs.
• Contribute to the development and advancement of team work and leadership competencies within community health.
• Work with the Secretariat to manage publications including the newsletter and website
• Ensure that CHNC website is current, maintained and responsive to communication needs of CHNC membership.
• Ensure and facilitate the design, production and dissemination of promotional materials, including but not limited to, displays and brochures to reflect the mission, goals, and activities of the association
• Work with the Membership Coordinator to arrange membership promotional activities to increase the visibility and profile of CHNs.
• Develop, in collaboration with the administrative manager and other standing committees, external media releases re: CHNC and Community Health Nursing
• Monitor communication strategies and maintain, modify or discontinue as indicated
• Assist and support other committees in communicating about issues and events to the membership and the community at large
• Develop, implement, and evaluate structures, processes, and resources to enhance and increase membership in the organization
• Work with the Executive Director to establish and manage a process to identify a body of knowledge regarding community health nursing expertise, including but not limited to a membership database and website documents
• Administer the Award of Merit, the Barbara Mildon Certification Bursary and other awards/bursaries created
• Recognize the contributions of individual members (e.g., retiring Executive/Board members).
• Plan and co-ordinate member events, including Annual General Meeting activities.
• Work with the Communications Officer to arrange membership promotional activities to increase the visibility and profile of CHNs.
Political Action/Advocacy Committee
• Identify, research and propose plans of action in response to and/or to address issues affecting community health nurses in Canada and/or the health of Canadians.
• Identify significant and emerging issues in community health.
• Partner effectively across multiple sectors to address significant issues in community health.
• Influence healthy public policy and health policy in Canada.
• Prepare CHNC members and partners to engage in political action and advocacy in the interest of community health.
• Create awareness of CHNC and community health nurses as partners in political action and advocacy.