I AM A Nurse Day & 2020 Annual General Meeting

It’s time for us to recognize the power and take pride in what we are: NURSES.
On April 8, 2020, find your position of power, pride and leadership by joining your community of nurses for I AM A NURSE Day – a collection of provoking, interactive conversations with nurse leaders and compelling Manitoba nursing professionals that will empower you as a nurse and inspire you to consider what is possible on your path forward. 

We need to eliminate the just and replace it with I AM A NURSE.

This day will...reconnect you with why you decided to become a nurse in the first place and rekindle your pride and your commitment to your chosen profession.
This day will...remind you that the design of your own unique nursing career is up to you.
This day will...elevate your idea of what is possible within the industry and inspire you to start putting your big ideas out there.
It’s time for us to lead our profession into the future stronger and healthier than ever before. 

Members that register to attend I AM A NURSE Day will automatically be registered to attend the lunch hour AGM.

Are you located outside of driving distance of Winnipeg, but still want to participate? Consider hosting an 
I AM A NURSE Day satellite site where we’ll connect to you by Zoom Webinar. If you're interested in this option, please call us at 204-992-1520.

If you are planning to attend, please consider bringing a donation of new socks.

The Association is participating in the Gizhe Waa Ti-Sii-Win Service Delivery Expo, a one day, ground-breaking, volunteer-driven, community-based initiative happening on May 13. Two dozen service providers are coming together as a community to deliver essential and dignity-enhancing services for people who are experiencing homelessness and those at risk of being homeless. The new socks will be given to event patrons after they've been provided with foot care. 

Cost to Attend

Early Bird (until March 10)
Members $85.00 + GST
Non-Members $15.00 + GST 

Regular Pricing (after March 10)
Members $105.00 + GST
Non-Members $135.00 + GST 


Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Ave.
Winnipeg, MB

I AM A NURSE Day Speakers

Amy Deagle, RN MScN

International Network of Nurse Leaders

Amy Deagle, a self-proclaimed catalyst for change, believes that self-leadership is the key to creating positive change in your life, career, and in the world. As a masters-prepared nurse with a passion for leadership, Amy endeavours to lead a revolution of nurses who lead with kindness, empathy, compassion and have a desire to create more connection in the world. 

She is the founder & CEO of the International Network of Nurse Leaders and host of the Shift Change podcast. The mission at the International Network of Nurse Leaders is to amplify the voice of nurses, champion a new way of nurse leadership and lead a change revolution in the nursing profession.

Dr. Claire Betker, RN PhD

CNA President &
Scientific Director, NCCDH

Claire’s career began in southwestern Manitoba at a rural single-nurse public health office. She has worked in public health, home care and primary health care in a variety of positions at local, regional, provincial and national levels.

Claire believes all nurses are leaders. It is through our collective voice and action that we effectively advocate for our profession, support the sustainability of the health system and create communities where all people have a fair opportunity to be healthy. Claire is Scientific Director for the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), hosted by St Francis Xavier University. Her focus there is on public health leadership to advance health equity across Canada.
Claire believes that strong professional nursing associations play an essential advocacy role not only for policy and system change, but also for the advancement of the profession as well as the health of all people living in Canada.


8:15 AM   
Registration Opens


8:30 AM   Breakfast


       Breakfast loaves

       Cinnamon buns

       Seasonal fresh fruit

       Coffee, decaffeinated coffee and tea


8:45 AM   Morning Program Starts


Keynote Address with Q&A
Amy Deagle RN MScN
Founder, International Network of Nurse Leaders


Health Break              

       Seasonal fruit

       Coffee, decaffinated coffee and tea


NOON   Lunch & AGM

Lunch Buffet

       Chicken Anciene (gluten-free)

       Potato salad

       Asian coleslaw

      Tossed garden salad

    Tri-coloured pasta salad

      Chef's seasonal vegetrable and starch

    Garden lasagna (vegetarian) 

    Vegetable and pickle tray

      Assorted rolls

      Assorted dainties and trifles

      Coffee, decaffeinated coffee and tea

12:15 PM

Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba 
Annual General Meeting

Members attending I AM A NURSE Day will automatically be registered to attend the Annual General Meeting.


1:45 PM           

Annual General Meeting Adjourned


Health Break           

2:00 PM   Afternoon Program Starts


Leadership Focus

Dr. Claire Betker RN PhD

President, Canadian Nurses Association
Scientific Director, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)


4:00 PM   Reflection and Wrap Up


4:15 PM   Head home empowered and re-inspired