Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba AGM Features Member Resolution on Harm Reduction and Keynote Speech from Mike Villeneuve, CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association on the Future of Nursing in Canada

Media Advisory – April 16, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17, the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (the Association) is expecting a dynamic Annual General Meeting with a focus on harm reduction and the future of nursing in Canada. The meeting will feature a keynote speech from Mike Villeneuve, CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) titled ‘Charting our course forward: Transforming the Canadian Nurses Association for the 21st century’ and a resolution brought forward by Association members related to harm reduction and the opioid crisis in Manitoba. 
As the jurisdictional member of CNA, the Association is please to offer this keynote speech to registered nurses as it relates to our own mandate as the professional voice of registered nurses in the province and the integral role registered nurses play in our ever-changing healthcare landscape. 

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30 pm 

WHO:
Mary Smith, executive director of the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba 
Mike Villeneuve, CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association 

WHERE:
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre (1808 Wellington Avenue), Winnipeg, MB
Wellington Ballroom

KEYNOTE SPEECH ABSTRACT
Public polls tell us that Canadians have higher expectations of health care than any other public service. And the vast majority of Canadians expect health care professionals, especially doctors, nurses, health researchers and scientists, to exert a strong role in improving health care systems. The public has high trust in nurses but also very high expectations: they want attentive, communicative, engaged and individualized care—as well as informed political action and policy leadership—from their nurses. These multiple agendas are complex and require innovative thinking around the education, deployment and leadership of a modern, professional nursing workforce. In his multi-media presentation today, Michael Villeneuve will present highlights of the vision for a transformation of the Canadian Nurses Association so the organization can support better health, better care and better value – and meet its mission as the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing. 

MEMBER RESOLUTION
Be it resolved that the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (the Association) formally endorse and/or adopt a position statement on harm reduction. 

Relevance to the Association’s mission and goals: 
As drug related harms across Manitoba are on the rise, an upstream approach to harm reduction, including de-stigmatization is essential for the health and well-being of Manitobans.

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Please RSVP to:
Alyson Pile
Communications Advisor
Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
apile@arnm.ca
204-471-2014

The Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba is the professional voice of registered nurses in Manitoba. We support and promote excellence in nursing education, research, leadership and policy by advocating for registered nurses and the health of people living in Manitoba. 

The Canadian Nurses Association is the national professional voice representing over 139,000 registered nurses and nurse practitioners in Canada. CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system. 
 
Media Advisory: 2018 AGM
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