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CPCNA's Annual General Meeting


April 16, 2024 at  6 to 7:30 PM EST 

  • For Members only. You can join now to attend

  • Open dialogue and Questions 7:30 to 8 PM EST

  • Draw for free memberships at the end of the meeting

  • Announcement of Member Awards recipients

  • Agenda and other documents to be posted soon

Watch this space for updates!


Nominate a colleague for a CPCNA Award!

Now is the time to recognize our nursing colleagues. CPCNA provides awards of recognition and nominations are now open. If you know a nurse  who is a Member of CPCNA and you would like to acknowledge their  accomplishments,, please look at the criteria and processes for nominations by clicking here.. DEADLINE March 30 

We are seeking nominations for:

  • CPCNA Leadership Award

  • CPCNA  Lifetime Achievement Award

Call for Nominations to CPCNA Board of Directors

With our approaching Annual General Meeting, we are seeking Members to participate in our Board of Directors. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our growing and evolving Association.

DEADLINE April 5th


At this time, we are seeking nominations for:

  • President -Elect

  • Director Communications

To learn more about these roles, visit our Members Only page and guiding documents

To learn more about the nomination process and to nominate someone, click on the button below.

CPCNA is launching our inaugural book club! We will be reading, Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Sign up by March 15 by emailing to have your your name entered into a draw for a FREE copy of the book, shipped directly to your door shortly after! We have 4 copies to give away. 

The book club will meet in May. 

Click HERE for more detail.

New Position Statement coming soon!
Opportunity to share you voice

Missed the Grief and Grief Literacy Knowledge Exchange on February 14??

Log in the the Members Only page/ Past webinars page to view the recording. 

Register now to take part  a facilitated group dialogues with other CPCNA members, to inform CPCNA’s position on grief and grief support. These sessions will be held  March 6 and March 8 

Now is your chance to join to renew to be able to participate in this important work and have your voice heard.


This work is lead by: 

David Kenneth Wright, PhD, RN, CHPCN(C), is a nursing researcher and Associate Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa. David’s research concerns palliative care and nursing ethics.


Susan Cadell, PhD, RSW (she/her) is a social work researcher and Professor in the School of Social Work at Renison University College, which is affiliated with University of Waterloo. Susan's research concerns grief, grief literacy and tattoos.

Membership now open to returning and new members!

We thank you for your patience.
We encourage you to join now to take advantage  of exciting upcoming events open to Members only


Those who joined or renewed by January 31st will be entered to win a free 2025 CPCNA Membership. Drawn at AGM in the Spring

March 6 and 8- 1200 to 1300 EST.  Follow-up dialogue for discussions to support our Research Committee in developing a NEW CPCNA position statement on Grief and Bereavement.  Member discussions will inform the development of the new CPCNA position statement. Click here to learn more. 

April 16- CPCNA Annual General Meeting for member Only. Documents to follow 

April 30 - CPCNA is a member of the Palliative Care Coalition of Canada. Members in the Ottawa area  invite to this year's Breakfast on the HillClick here to learn more and watch for more details.

Late April Inaugural Book Club Click here for more information.   


 Fall 2023- CPCNA has created our first position statement-- informed by Members voices-- Medical Assistance in Dying and Nursing Care. Click here to read.  And thank you to all who supported this work!

Please note: 

  • New Members will need to create an account to access Member Only benefits

  • Renewing Members will have uninteruppted access if renewed by deadlines. If renewal deadline is missed,  you will need to re-create your account

  • Select Webinars FREE ( minimum 6/year)

    • Non-members pay $40 to attend each event​

  • Webinar Recordings FREE to members only to view at your leisure

  • Members only events FREE- Journal club,  book club and ethics cafe 

  • Connections to research and best practice 

    • Become a member of the The Palliative Care and Nursing Ethics hub​

  • Participate in committee and support the work of CPCNA

  • Advocate for all to have access to  palliative  care

  • Build national connections

  • Build you knowledge and competencies in palliative care

  • Belong to a community of like-minded nurses

"How people die lives in the memories of those who live on."


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Support for you; Support for quality care

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CPCNA is a not-for-profit Association that is funded 100% by Membership Fees to support the work being done. Anyone wishing to donate to support CPCNA is encouraged to contact the President at to discuss. 

We do not have charitble status. A receipt may be issued but donations are  not tax-deductible.

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