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Sharlene’s Story

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September 15, 2016

Growing up in Wikwemikong Unceded Territory Sharlene Webkamigad saw first hand the limitations to proper health care and health knowledge in her community. Since becoming a nurse, Sharlene has worked closely with her community to develop health promotional material in areas including mental health, chronic disease, diabetes, breast and prostate cancer.

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CNF Honours Indigenous Nurses on National Aboriginal Day

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June 21, 2016

In honour of National Aboriginal Day, The Canadian Nurses Foundation, who has long recognized the critical role Indigenous nurses play in mental and physical health in many communities throughout Canada, celebrates their contribution to Canadian health care. Read more

 

CNF Nightingale Gala

May 30, 2016

CNF launched our One Million in One Year for Indigenous Nursing Education and Research Campaign at the annual CNF Nightingale Gala in Ottawa on May 5.

The sold-out gala drew a crowd of 500, including the prime minister’s wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, as honourary patron. Grégoire-Trudeau, whose mother is a former nurse … Read More.

Launch Day: One million in One Year

May 5, 2016

Today was the official launch of CNF’s campaign to raise $1 million in one year for indigenous nursing education and research. Fisheries, Oceans and Coast Guard Minister Hunter Tootoo and Liberal MPs Yvonne Jones and Kamal Khera joined CNF for the launch at Wabano Centre in Ottawa and spoke about the important role that nurses play in indigenous communities. Scholarship recipient Isabelle Wallace, an indigenous nurse from New Brunswick, shared her experience.

See the full release for the launch here and pictures from event below.

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Why Now

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April 16, 2016

The Canadian Nurses Foundation has supported indigenous nursing for the past seven years. We’ve seen the difference these TD Aboriginal Fund award recipients have made to both individuals and their communities, and we’ve seen the difference support and mentorship can make. Even so, we know there’s more to be done.  Sadly, the recent tragedies we’ve all heard about in indigenous communities’ nation-wide is one example of how help is so urgently needed. The stories coming out of Attawapiskat have brought attention to the huge disparity in the suicide gap between indigenous people … Read more

 

Isabelle Wallace: My Story



April 18, 2016

I grew up in Madawaska Maliseet First Nation in New Brunswick and I have always been interested in health. As a young girl going to the hospital was never something I feared. In fact, I always knew I would devote my life and career to helping others.

It wasn’t until I studied psychology at the Université de Moncton that I discovered nursing as a profession. As part of my research work at Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton, I interviewed patients undergoing dialysis treatments… Read more

 

Indigenous Nursing: Our Journey


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April 7, 2016

The recent tragic numbers on youth suicide in a northern Manitoba community are not only making headlines but have indigenous leaders calling for government and societal action.

People living in these communities face shamefully high poverty rates, shorter life expectancies, significant mental health issues, higher infant mortality rates and suffer from more chronic health conditions… Read more