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CNA to welcome International Council of Nurses CEO in Manitoba, Wednesday, October 31

Winnipeg, October 29, 2018 — On Wednesday, October 31, Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) president Claire Betker and CEO Mike Villeneuve will host International Council of Nurses (ICN) CEO Isabelle Skinner for her first official visit to Canada. Skinner’s trip will include meetings with the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba in Winnipeg.

Skinner, a remote area nurse from Australia, was appointed to the ICN role on August 1, 2018. Her visit will highlight the global nursing organization’s strategic priorities. ICN is visiting Canada to learn how nurses work in conjunction with community health workers in rural and remote communities. ICN’s aim is to understand how Canada’s approach aligns with the goal of achieving universal health coverage.

What:
Media availability — Skinner and Betker have availability during the day for media interviews

When:
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST

Where:
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Biographies:

Isabelle Skinner’s biography is available at https://www.icn.ch/sites/default/files/inline-files/Short%20bio%20IS_1.pdf

Claire Betker’s biography is available at https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/about-us/our-leadership/president

Background:
Joint ICN-CNA media statement on ICN’s visit.

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The Canadian Nurses Association is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing, 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.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality care for all and sound health policies globally.

For more information, please contact:
David Granovsky, Lead, Government Relations
Canadian Nurses Association
Telephone: 613-237-2159, ext. 525
Cell: 613-697-7497
Email: dgranovsky@cna-aiic.ca

Gyorgy Madarasz
Press Officer
International Council of Nurses (ICN)
Tel: +41 22 908 01 16
Email: madarasz@icn.ch