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October Brings Awareness to: 


Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Healthy Workplace Month

Influenza Immunization Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month 

Lupus Awareness Month

SIDS Awareness Month (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)



October Awareness Weeks:

October 17-October 21 National Infection Control Week

October 24-28 Canadian Patient Safety Week

October 30-November 5 Canadian Intensive Care Week


 October Awareness Days: 


October 1 International Day for Older Persons

October 10 World Mental Health Day

October 12 World Arthritis Day

October 13 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

October 16 World Food Day

October 20 World Osteoporosis Day

October 29 World Stroke Day




Did you know…the Yukon has a Science Community of Practice (SCOPe) that offers Lunch and Learn sessions in Whitehorse?

SCOPe aims to facilitate dialogue, collaboration and information sharing and support the development of scientific capacity, literacy and coordination in Yukon.

Let them know if you have an idea for a SCOPe activity (or if you are interested in hosting a SCOPe activity) and check out their website for listings.


To help you understand HIMPA’s new requirements, check out The HIPMA custodian toolkit: http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/hipmacustodians.php

Get information about the harmful effects of extreme heat and UV radiation as well as first aid tips for sunburn and heat illness on the Government of Canada’s Sun Safety website


Amendments to the Criminal Code to permit medical assistance in dying came into law on 17 June 2016.

Statement from the Canadian Nurses Association on the passage of Bill C-14



The Canadian Nurses Association 2016 Meeting of Members

Theme: Nurses: Driving the Shift to Primary Health Care

If you could not attend the Canadian National Nurses Association 2016 meeting of members, you can still watch highlights! Recordings of the live webcast and other meetings will be available in the coming weeks.

For more information, please visit the CNA website.


Leaders of the Canadian Nurses Association and Community Health Nurses of Canada discuss what leadership means to them.

The deadline for the Continuing Nurse Education Fund was August 31, 2016.

The next deadline is November 31, 2016.

Check out the Yukon Government’s Health & Social Community Events page here




Canadian Nurses Association:

Recordings of Past CNA Webinars


Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute:

Free Webinar: Ethical Decision Making (For Counsellors and Social Service)


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (Featured Webinars):

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Learning by Committee: Workplace Inspections

Taking Action on Workplace Stress


Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Harkness and Healthcare: Canadian Harkness Fellowship 2017-2018
Interested in applying to the 2017-2018 Canadian Harkness Fellowship? This informational webinar includes information about this unique opportunity for promising mid-career professionals.

Mental Wellness Teams for Indigenous Communities  (October 12, 2016)

Hear about the successes and lessons learned from Health Canada’s Mental Wellness Teams in First Nations and Inuit communities. 

Improving Transitions from Child to Adult Care Needs (October 19, 2016)

Hear how healthcare providers are implementing new collaborative processes, tools, and resources to improve outcomes for people making the transition from youth to adult health care and services.

Shifting Care from Hospital to Home: Part 1  (October 27, 2016)

Hear how CFHI is building on the success of the INSPIRED collaborative to better meet the healthcare needs of patients with chronic disease and their families. 

CNA Now Update click here



⇒ Registration Quick Links:


2016 Registration Form PDF fillable for RNs and NPs
2016 Renewal & New Applicant Info

2016 Credit card authorization form 


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YRNA’s 2015 Annual Report here

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 The Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA) is the regulatory body and professional association
for registered nurses and nurse practitioners in the Yukon.
YRNA exists to ensure public protection with regard to nursing practice. YRNA is responsible for establishing
and promoting standards for practice, for regulating nursing practice, and for advancing nursing excellence.