Links to Professional Nurses Associations

  • College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
    CRNBC sets requirements to enter the profession, establishes, monitors and enforces standards of nursing practice, and assures that nurses practise safely, ethically and competently through initial and annual registration. To help nurses carry out this mandate of public protection, CRNBC provides a full range of activities to promote good practice, prevent poor practice and intervene when practice is unacceptable.
    2855 Arbutus Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3Y8
    Tel: 604-736-7331
    Fax: 604-738-2272
  • The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
    The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta serves the public by regulating registered nurses in order to promote and support safe, competent, ethical nursing care and providing progressive, innovative leadership that encourages professional excellence and influences health policy.
    11620 – 168 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta T5M 4A6
    Tel: 780-451-0043
    Fax: 780-452-3276
  • Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association
    The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA), established in 1917 by provincial legislation, is the professional, self-regulatory body for the province's approximately 9,100 nurses. The Registered Nurses Act (1988) describes the SRNA's mandate in setting standards of education and practice for the profession and registering nurses to ensure competent nursing care for the public. Membership in the SRNA includes membership in the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN)
    2066 Retallack Street
    Regina, Saskatchewan S4T 7X5
    Tel: 306-359-4200
    Fax: 306-525-0849

  • College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
    The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) exists to protect the public. We do this by promoting good nursing practice, preventing undesirable nursing practice and intervening in cases of unacceptable nursing practice. Here are some of the ways we do our work:
    • We establish and maintain a registration process that ensures those who practice as registered nurses or graduate nurses are qualified and competent.
    • We set and maintain the standards of nursing practice that RNs must meet every day to ensure safe, competent and ethical nursing care.
    • We approve nursing education programs to ensure registered nurses get the education they need to perform the competencies of a registered nurse.
    • We receive and investigate complaints about the nursing practice of registered nurses and order appropriate remedial or disciplinary actions as required.
    CRNM has been the professional association and regulatory body for registered nurses in Manitoba since 1914. The Registered Nurses Act and its regulations set out the responsibilities of CRNM. CRNM is governed by an eighteen member board of directors - two thirds of the board members are registered nurses and one third public representatives.
    890 Pembina Highway
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2M8
    Tel: 204-774-3477
    Fax: 204-775-6052
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses in Ontario. It is the strong, credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy.
    158 Pearl Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5H-1L3
    Tel: 416-599-1925/1-800-268-7199
    Fax: 416-599-1926
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
    The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is the governing body for the 145,000 registered nurses (RNs) and registered practical nurses (RPNs) in Ontario, Canada. The College regulates nursing to protect the public interest and sets requirements to enter the profession, establishes and enforces standards of nursing practice, and assures the quality of practice of the profession and the continuing competence of nurses. The nursing profession has been self-regulating in Ontario since 1963. The College works in partnership with employers, educators and government so that everyone in Ontario benefits from quality nursing services.
    101 Davenport Road
    Toronto, Ontario M5R 3P1
    Tel: 1-800-387-5526 / 416-928-0900
    Fax: 416-928-5607
  • Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
    L'Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, dûment constitué en vertu des dispositions du Code des professions du Québec L.R.Q., c. C-26, est un ordre professionnel dont la fonction principale est d'assurer la protection du public en contrôlant, notamment, l'exercice de la profession infirmière par ses membres.
    4200, boul. Dorchester Ouest
    Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1V4
    Tel: 514-935-2501 / 1-800-363-6048
    Fax : 514-935-1799
  • Nurses Association of New Brunswick
    The Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) is the professional association and regulatory body for nurses in the province. Founded in 1916, the NANB is the largest group of health professionals in the province with 8700 members. NANB is the official voice of nursing in the province, speaking out on health care issues on behalf of nurses and the public. In accordance with the 1984 Nurses Act, everyone wishing to practice as a nurse in New Brunswick must be registered with the Association.
    165 Regent Street
    Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 7B4
    Tel: 506-458-8731
    Fax: 506-459-2838
  • Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island
    The ARNPEI is the professional organization and regulatory body for registered nurses in Prince Edward Island. In accordance with the Registered Nurses Act, anyone wishing to practice as a "registered nurse" in Prince Edward Island must be a member of the Association. Founded in 1922, ARNPEI is the largest group of health professionals in the province with approximately 1500 members.
    53 Grafton Street
    Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1K8
    Tel: 902-368-3764
    Fax: 902-628-1430
  • Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland
    ARNNL is the regulatory body and professional organization representing all Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in the province. In pursuit of its vision, Excellence in Nursing, ARNNL exists so there will be public protection, quality health care, and healthy public policy.
    55 Military Road, Box 6116
    St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 5X8
    Tel: 709-753-6040
    Fax: 709-753-4940
  • Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
    “To promote and ensure competent nursing practice for the people of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.” The Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is the regulatory and professional body for Registered Nurses in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut established in 1975 by the Nursing Profession Act. Its purpose is to register nurses for practice in the NWT and Nunavut for the benefit and protection of the public, and to promote the standards of nursing practice and education. The Association deals with issues such as registration, professional conduct, education and nursing practice. The RNANT/NU is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of nurses and a public member from across the NWT and Nunavut. Much of the work of the association is accomplished through committees. These Committees also consist of RNANT/NU members and the public on a volunteer basis. The RNANT/NU has 3 staff, an Executive Director/Registrar, a part-time Assistant Registrar and an Administrative Assistant.
    Box 2757
    Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R1
    Tel: 867-873-2745
    Fax: 867-873-2336
  • Yukon Registered Nurses Association
    YRNA is the regulatory body and professional association for registered nurses in the Yukon. YRNA is responsible for establishing and promoting standards of practice for registered nurses, for regulating nursing practice and for advancing professional excellence. YRNA speaks out on health care issues, advocating for the development of healthy public policy in the interest of the public.
    Yukon Registered Nurses Association
    204 - 4133 - 4th Avenue
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3T3
    Tel: 867-667-4062
    Fax: 867-668-5123
  • Canadian Nurses Association
    Over the past two years, the Canadian Nurses Association has continued its journey to advance the nursing profession, both nationally and internationally. The strength of our work comes from the vibrancy of our vision, mission and goals and the relevancy of our organization's structure grounded in four policy sectors: public policy, regulatory policy, nursing policy and international policy and development.

    In the area of public policy, CNA continues its efforts to ensure that the voice of nursing is present in the issues and debates around health system renewal, especially in light of two major reports on the health system (Building on Values: The Future of Health Care in Canada and The Health of Canadians - The Federal Role). The resulting 2003 Health Accord provides a blueprint for health system renewal and CNA will continue to monitor its implementation. Of particular interest is the area of health human resources and addressing the nursing shortage and retention of nurses.

    Our work in regulatory affairs continues to support our provincial and territorial jurisdictional members. We have remained committed to fostering consistent regulatory policies across the country to ensure that the trust that Canadians have in registered nurses continues. This has involved developing a new registered nurses exam, advancing work on a national exam for the nurse practitioner and enhancing opportunities for nurses to demonstrate their continued competence through our certification program.

    Promoting quality practice environments is an area of priority for our nursing policy sector. We continue to advance quality worklife indicators and to promote the nursing perspective with respect to the patient safety agenda. We must continue to be vigilant with respect to improving practice environments. Many nurses have reported that increased workloads, time pressures and frequent work interruptions are affecting their health and, consequently, their patients.

    Our international work continues to build partnerships with our colleagues around the world in an effort to improve global health and social justice. Over the past two years, CNA continued to play a leadership role in fostering national and international networks for Canadian nurses and international health interest groups. We asserted the importance of nursing in the World Health Assembly and channelled the expertise of Canadian nurses through our overseas development program.
    50 Driveway
    Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1E2
    Tel: (613) 237-2133 or 1-800-361-8404
    Fax: (613) 237-3520