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British Columbia Membership Update

Notice of changes to CNA membership

In 2020, the Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia (NNPBC) notified CNA of changes underway to its association, which would ultimately impact its membership in CNA. Specifically, on October 26, 2020, NNPBC provided the following information, which we wish to share with CNA members in B.C.:

“In the last year NNPBC has had opportunity to focus on how we can continue to grow as a professional association while continuing to meet the needs of our diverse and engaged membership base. These include choices around how best to provide programs and services that benefit and resonate with BC’s nurses. In order to continue to develop a strong BC based, membership focused professional association, NNPBC will no longer include the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) membership as part of your yearly membership package.

Members should be aware that the Association undertook this change after many months of consideration and dialogue between all parties and we reached this extremely difficult decision in effort to decrease membership costs. This noted, NNPBC values the work that CNA undertakes and our collective relationship with our colleagues at CNA. We have deep respect for the long-standing legacy of excellent work that the national association has undertaken on behalf of Canada’s nurses. We encourage all B.C. nurses to join CNA to maintain their connection to both the national association and the International Council of Nurses (ICN).”

These details can also be found on NNPBC’s website.

NNPBC’s membership in CNA ended on December 31, 2020.

Membership in 2021

CNA has set up a new membership option for all regulated nurses in B.C. to join CNA directly. To obtain a CNA membership ($63.65 plus applicable tax), go to mycna.ca to log in or create your MyCNA account and click Purchase Now. Visit our “How to Join” section for detailed instructions.

“Nurses in British Columbia have and will continue to play an important role in the work of CNA, at the national level, to promote the interests of healthy public policy and of the nursing profession,” says CNA CEO Mike Villeneuve. “We encourage nurses to reach out to us and share ideas on how CNA can best support that voice going forward.”

To receive updates about the new membership option for B.C. nurses and CNA member benefits, please contact us at members@cna-aiic.ca. We will add you to our e-mail distribution list.