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September brings awareness to: 

Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

National Arthritis Awareness Month

Breakfast for Learning Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Men’s Cancer Health Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September Awareness Days: 

International Primary Biliary Cholangitis Day (September 11)

National PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Awareness Day (September 4)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day (September 9)

World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)

World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21)

Terry Fox Run (September 18)

World Rabies Day (September 28)

World Heart Day (September 29)

September Awareness Weeks:

Acne Awareness Week

September 19 to September 25

Growth Awareness Week

September 19 to September 23

Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week

September 19 to September 23




Did you know…the Yukon has a Science Community of Practice (SCOPe) that offers Lunch and Learn sessions in Whitehorse? Send an email.Check out their website for listings

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

If you have an idea for a SCOPe activity or you are interested in hosting a SCOPe activity, .


To help you understand and prepare for HIMPA’s new requirements before the Act and regulations come into force, 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.
Attend the CNPS Fall 2016 “Update on New Law of Medical Assistance in Dying”

Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM PDT – 10:00:00 AM PDT

to understand what the changes mean for you as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner.


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

Help the The Canadian Nurses Association and partners create a national action plan on home care–add your voice by completing this survey.



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 deadline is 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


Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

The Power of Partnerships: Patients and staff co-designing bedside care (September 28, 2016)


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


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.