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About Us

CNA is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing, representing 135,000 nurses in all 13 jurisdictions across Canada.

CNA’s members include:

CNA’s Objects

  • to advance nursing excellence and positive health outcomes in the public interest;
  • to promote profession-led regulation in the public interest;
  • to act in the public interest for Canadian nursing and nurses, providing national and international leadership in nursing and health; and
  • to advocate in the public interest for a publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

CNA’s Goals

In pursuit of the vision and mission, CNA has established the following goals:

  • To promote and enhance the role of nurses to strengthen nursing and the Canadian health system.
  • To shape and advocate for healthy public policy provincially/territorially, nationally and internationally.
  • To advance nursing leadership for nursing and for health.
  • To broadly engage nurses in advancing nursing and health.

Bylaws [PDF, 428.5 KB]
CNA financial statements 2019 [PDF, 700.4 KB]

2019 Annual Report [PDF, 3.2 MB]


Winter 2020 newsletter, CNA Today [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Who we are

Who we are

Our strength is in the knowledge, skill and influence of the nursing profession…


Board of Directors

A 19-member board of directors governs on behalf of members and is accountable to the membership…