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January Brings Awareness to: 

Alzheimer Awareness Month

National Non-Smoking Week January 15-24


World Leprosy Awareness Day January 29

(The Leprosy Mission Canada: https://effecthope.org/)

Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day January 24

CNA Certification

Now online: This year brings many exciting changes to CNA’s certification program as it celebrates its 25th anniversary! (Learn more / Apply now!)

Questions? Contact CNA’s certification team at certification@cna-aiic.ca or 1-800-361-8404


Important Dates:


January 3 to November 30, 2017—Renewal by continuous learning


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

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 November 30, 2016.

The next deadline is February 28, 2016.

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




Canadian Nurses Association:

Recordings of Past CNA Webinars

Starting a Conversation to Improve Patient Safety

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 12-1 p.m. ET Register now

Canadian Nurses Protective Society:

Nurses in Independent Practice
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST Register now

Serving as an Expert Witness
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST (NEW DATE!) Register now

Medical Marijuana: Legal Implications for Nurses
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST Register now

Medical Assistance in Dying: Spring 2017 Update
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST Register now

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


De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™
February 14, 2017, 1:00PM – 2:00PM Central Time

Borderline Personality Disorder – Understanding and Supporting
March 2, 2017, 1:00PM –  2:00PM Central Time


Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth – Strategies for Helping

March 13, 2017, 1:00PM – 2:00PM Central Time

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.


January 11, 2017: Transforming Care for the Elderly: ensuring that seniors receive appropriate and person-centred care: Session 2
Hear about the success of an innovative pharmacy practice model that aims to improve prescribing and care outcomes for elderly.

February 8, 2017: Transforming Care for the Elderly: ensuring that seniors receive appropriate and person-centred care: Session 3

Hear about the success of innovative strategies, tools and services that aim to improve prescribing and care outcomes for elderly.


CHNET-Works! is a network that links researchers, decision-makers and practitioners in health and stakeholder sectors from across Canada.

Archived Webinars : http://www.chnet-works.ca/index.php?option=com_rsevents&view=events&layout=archive&Itemid=25&lang=en

CNA Now Update click here



⇒ Registration Quick Links:

The following forms are valid April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Registration forms for April 1, 2017 will be available shortly.

2016-2017 Registration Form PDF fillable for RNs and NPs
2016-2017 Renewal & New Applicant Info

2016-2017 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.