CNA Position Statement on Spirituality, Health and Nursing Practice

Canadian Nurses Association Position Statement on Spirituality, Health and Nursing Practice

June 2010, CNA issued their position statement on Spirituality, Health and Nursing Practice. The initiative behind this statement was the resolution put forward by PNIG at RNAO's AGM in April 2004, that "spiritual well-being be included in the WHO definition of Health". Dr. June Webber, Director, Department of International Policy and Development, CNA brought this issue to the attention of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

Change in CNA membership from mandatory to optional - Questions and Answers

Changes to the CNA membership become effective November 2014. We want to ensure that our membership is clear on these changes

RNAO BOD makes important decision: Changes to CNA membership - November 1, 2014 -

Article Published on Canadian Virtual Hospice website

Article written by Michelle O'Rouke has been published on the Canadian Virtual Hospice website. The article, Mindfulness and Reflective Practice: Enriching personal and professional growth can be found at

Global News Item Features Parish Nurse, Jennifer Cameron

"Church is Good"

University research is showing a surprising link between good health and those who regularly attend religious services. Laura Zilke reports on recent research done by a McMaster University PHD Candidate,with the conclusion that "Church is Good". Jennifer Cameron, parish nurse at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, is interviewed and talks about the "white collar effect".

Click on the link below to view the item featuring All Saints' Kingsway.

Nursing Week, Parish Nurses Featured

Parish Nurse Betty Behm, from Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo and Gail Noble, Benton Street Baptist Church in Kitchener were featured in article in The Record.

Article can be downloaded at

Church is Good

Jennifer Cameron, Parish Nurse at All Saints Kingsway (Anglican) is featured on Global News Item

New Book Released

A must read for all Parish Nurses

Embracing the End of Life, Help for Those Who Accompany the Dying,

by Michelle O'Rouke and Eugene Dufour, Published by Novalis Publishing

"A compassionate guide that will enrich the spirit of all those who journey with the dying."

To order, please visit or call 1-800-387-7164.



Our 10th Annual General Meeting took place on October 1, 2011 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Oshawa.The day of celebration began with a full agenda for the AGM. Minutes and Financial report can be downloaded as an attachment. 



The Institute for Catholic Formation at St. Peter's Seminary graduated their first class from the new Certificate in Parish Nursing program, Foundations in Parish Nursing.The celebration took place in the beautiful St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel at St. Peter's Seminary, London Ontario on September 11, 2011. Fr. Michael O' Brien, Chaplain to the parish nurses presided at the afternoon liturgy and Richard Corneil, Executive Director of the Institute addressed the gathering. Pat Coward, a graduate from Victoria B.C. spoke on behalf of the nurses. Sixteen nurses received their certificate of completion and four others moved close to completing the program 

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A Summer of Loss for Parish Nursing

 This summer we are grieving the loss of two members who have influenced parish nursing in Toronto. Judy Gordon and Joan Lesmond will both be missed and their contribution to parish nursing will be remembered.