Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)

CNA’s Vision

Registered Nurses: leaders and partners working to advance health for all.

CNA’s Mission

CNA is the national professional voice of 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 the vision and mission, CNA has established the following goals: 1. CNA advances the discipline of nursing in the interest of the public. 2. CNA advocates for public policy that incorporates the principles of primary health care and respects the principles, conditions and spirit of the Canada Health Act. 3. CNA advances the regulation of Registered Nurses in the interest of the public. 4. 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. 5. CNA advances international health policy and development in Canada and abroad to support global health and equity. 6. 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. The Canadian Nurses Association is a federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations representing more than 126,000 registered nurses.

Contact Info

50 Driveway

Ottawa Ontario

Phone: (613) 237-2133 or 1-800-361-8404
Fax: (613) 237-3520


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