The Association’s Harm Reduction Resource is available on the website for download, and board members are encouraged to let their peers know.
The Association hosted a professional development session on harm reduction with guest speakers from Project Safe Audience. The grassroots group made an excellent presentation, and the board discussed supporting their efforts by connecting Project Safe Audience with other harm reduction groups and possibly sponsoring a promotional banner for their event tent.
Healthy Public Policy Group focuses on Food Security
The Healthy Public Policy working group is currently focusing on food security with a goal of increasing nurses’ understanding of food security in our province. The group has asked the board to stay tuned as they work to connect with organizations to achieve that goal.
Gizhe Waa Ti-Sii-Win Service Delivery Expo
Association chair Margaret Rauliuk and executive director, Mary Smith attended a volunteer service expo hosted by United Way and End Homelessness.
The expo brought together service providers from across Winnipeg to provide and increase coordinated access to free appropriate services for people experiencing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless. Services included foot care, housing information, tax preparation, employment and training information, Indigenous services, haircuts, mental health and much more.
After attending the expo, it’s strongly felt that this is a great opportunity for members to get involved in the community and make a difference using their nursing skills. The board discussed promoting End Homelessness to membership and looking for in-kind ways to support the initiative.
The board discussed elections and set the following timeline for nominations:
CNA AGM and Proposed Membership Expansion
The board discussed CNA’s upcoming AGM, bylaw changes, and voting delegates to attend the AGM.
More information can be found at https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/about-us/meeting-of-members
2019 Financial Sustainability
The board passed a motion to avoid a deficit and ensure sustainability.
As such, the Association:
- will not absorb the CNA and CNPS fee increases.
- approves the 2019 fee RN = $180.85 + GST and NP = $255.35 + GST, and
- will develop a communication strategy with a comprehensive explanation of the 2019 membership fee.