Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
  • Jurisdiction
    Canada - National
  • Organisation
    Canadian Nurses Association
  • Address

    Postal Address
    50 Driveway,
    Ontario K2P 1E2

    Location Address
    50 Driveway,
    Ontario K2P 1E2

  • Phone
    +1 (613) 237-2133 or 1-800-361-8404
  • Fax
    +1 (613) 237 3520
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Chief Executive Officer
    Rachel Bard
  • Regulatory Body

    The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is a federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing registered nurses and nurse practitioners. CNA is the national professional voice for registered nurses, supporting them in their practice and advocating for healthy public policy and a quality, publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

    In pursuit of its vision and mission, CNA has established the following goals:

    • CNA advances the discipline of nursing in the interest of the public.
    • CNA advocates public policy that incorporates the principles of primary health care (access, interdisciplinary practice, patient and community involvement, health promotion including determinants of health and appropriate technology/roles/models) and respects the principles, conditions and spirit of the Canada Health Act.
    • CNA advances the regulation of registered nurses in the interest of the public.
    • CNA works in collaboration with nurses, other health-care providers, health system stakeholders and the public to achieve and sustain quality practice environments and positive client outcomes.
    • CNA advances international health policy and development in Canada and abroad to support global health and equity.
    • CNA promotes awareness of the nursing profession so that the roles and expertise of registered nurses are understood, respected and optimized within the health system. (accessed on 23.04.2009).
  • Health System

    Canada's publicly funded health care system is best described as an interlocking set of ten provincial and three territorial health insurance plans. Known to Canadians as "medicare", the system provides access to universal, comprehensive coverage for medically necessary hospital and physician services. Under the health care system, individual citizens are provided preventative care and medical treatments from primary care physicians as well as access to hospitals, dental surgery and additional medical services. With a few exceptions, all citizens qualify for health coverage regardless of medical history, personal income, or standard of living.

    The federal government, the ten provinces, and the three territories have key roles to play in the health care system in Canada. Health Canada's mandate is to help Canadians maintain and improve their health. Among other activities, Health Canada's responsibilities for health care include setting and administering national principles for the health care system through the Canada Health Act and delivering health care services to specific groups (e.g., First Nations and Inuit).

    Working in partnership with provinces and territories, Health Canada also supports the health care system through initiatives in areas such as health human resources planning, adoption of new technologies and primary health care delivery. (accessed on 23.04.2009).

    Canadian Administrative Divisions
    Canada consists of 13 administrative divisions. They divisions comprise 10 provinces and 3 territories*; Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories*, Nova Scotia, Nunavut*, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory*.

    Canada’s legal system is based on English common law, except in Quebec, where civil law system based on French law prevails. Each province and territory has its own specific nursing legislation and a regulatory body to enforce the legislation. The following pages concerning Canada provide details about these bodies. (accessed on 23.04.2009).

    Validated August 2008

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