CKNW Kids’ Fund – Pink Shirt Day!

  This Pink Shirt Day, our focus is working together and treating others with dignity and respect. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and shown the importance of helping one another and advocating for those who need it. Help us “lift each other up” and support programs that encourage healthy self esteem and teach … Read more

I’ve been with many patients as they die; here’s why non-verbal communication is so important

Feb 22, 2021 By Barbara Morris We are living in shocking times. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a horrific toll on human life. Millions of health-care providers are needed every single day, to be present with someone who is suddenly dying. These unselfish souls, around the globe, are pushing past exhaustion, straining to be truly present … Read more

2021 annual Award of Excellence in Nursing: nomination period is now OPEN

Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC) First Nations and Inuit Health Branch will accept nominations for the 2021 Award of Excellence in Nursing until February 26, 2021. The Awards will be presented to the three (3) front line recipients during National Nursing Week in a virtual ceremony on Monday, May 10, 2021. Please visit the ISC website … Read more

Essentials of Psychiatry: An Overview for Family Physicians and other Specialists

Mark your calendar and join us for our inaugural virtual conference series in mental health. This accredited four-part webinar series is a joint collaboration between McGill University’s Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the McGill Department of Psychiatry, and will welcome family physicians and other medical specialists, residents and medical students, nurse practitioners and … Read more

NIED – Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW)

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 28, 2021 – Toronto In 2018, when Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s first championed Bill 61, to get Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) proclaimed officially in Ontario, it didn’t make it through the house. Thanks to her tenacity, and over many years, that of the co-founders of National Initiative for … Read more

Canadian Patient Safety Institute – Suicide Risk Assessment – Toolkit and Guide

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to help healthcare workers and organizations select and compare available suicide risk assessment tools in Canada. For every death by suicide, 15-30 people are profoundly affected – this toolkit can help inform and strengthen the suicide risk assessment process. The … Read more

Healthy Professional Worker Study

An interdisciplinary, multi-university research team led by Dr. Bourgeault at the University of Ottawa has contacted our organization, asking us to inform you about an important study they are conducting. The team is exploring the mental health experiences of professional workers, and how these experiences are affected by their personal, work and family life. This … Read more

COVID-19: articles to support your practice

Practice How expansion of remote monitoring was a win-win for patients and care providers Alberta’s success story in increasing virtual assessments of cardiac devices Nursing ethics provides guidance during the pandemic crisis The COVID-19 pandemic has created new and complicated moral dilemmas for many nurses. The author addresses some of the ethical issues that nurses … Read more