Benefits & Resources

Benefits & Resources

To be a member of the Canadian Academy of Nursing, you must be a member of CNA.

In addition to CNA member benefits, all members of the academy receive:

  • Discounted registration at CNA leadership and policy forums
  • Opportunities to participate in national discussions on leadership
  • Opportunities to influence national policy
  • Eligibility to be nominated for the flagship, merit-based, fellowship program
  • Benefits from Longwoods publishing. Sign in to your CNA account for:
    • Access to the Nursing Leadership online journal, including premium content and archives
    • 25% discount on all other Longwoods journals (Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Quarterly, and Healthcare Papers)
    • Access to the Longwoods Breakfast Series (sign up as a public institution member, under Canadian Academy of Nursing)
    • Discounted rates to other Longwoods events

Academy members also have access to the following online resources, communities of practice and other leadership opportunities.

Communities of practice

Complimentary access to exclusive communities of leadership practice. These online forums for exchanging information and sharing experiences will prove invaluable to novice and emerging leaders, managers, executive leaders, policy leaders, and leaders working nursing science. More information coming soon on how to get involved!

Leadership development resources

  • Leadership competencies — as part of our commitment to the Nursing Now Canada initiative, in 2020 the Canadian Academy of Nursing will spearhead the development of core competencies for nursing leadership in Canada. The competencies will include diverse domains such as administration, informatics and policy.
  • Leadership development programs — the academy has developed a comprehensive roster of leadership development programs for nurses including post-graduate degree programs in universities, certificate programs and professional development initiatives offered across Canada and beyond. Academy members will be invited to help develop these important resources and then keep them up to date.
  • Career coaching and development — we are negotiating opportunities for academy members to purchase discounted access to career coaching and development! More information to come in 2021.

Leadership development programs

University of British Columbia
Master of Health Leadership and Policy*

Royal Roads University
Graduate Certificate in Leadership*

BCIT Health Leadership
Advanced Certificate in Health Leadership Program*

University of Victoria
Advanced Practice Leadership*

Justice Institute of British Columbia
Certificate in Applied Leadership

Ryerson University, Chang School for Continuing Education
Advanced Leadership and Management*

University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
Advanced Health Leadership*
Executive Leadership: Organizational*

York University
Master of Leadership and Community Engagement*

Nursing Leadership and Management*

Brock University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing*

McMaster University
Foundations of Leadership*
Leadership Development Specialization*
Emerging Leaders Program*

Queen’s University, Smith School of Business
Learning to Lead*
Transformational and Charismatic Leadership*

University of Windsor
Master of Science in Nursing Degree*

University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Health Systems Leadership and Administration*

Niagara College Canada
Healthcare Leadership and Management*

Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Leadership in Health Care*

Western University
Professional Certificate in Leadership*

CASN Canadian Nurse Education Institute
Academic Leadership Retreat, Level 1
Academic Leadership Retreat, Level 2

CHA Learning
LEADS Inspired Leadership

Concordia University, John Molson School of Business
Certification in Leadership and Management

The Pillars, Organizational Effectiveness Consultants
One-on-one and group sessions

John Abbott College
Nursing Leadership in a Long Term Care Setting*

McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
International Masters for Health Leadership*
Leadership in Healthcare*

McGill University
Certificate, Health and Social Services Management*

Dalhousie University
Master of Health Administration*

University of Prince Edward Island
New Managers Certificate

Niagara Institute
Leadership Fundamentals

Canadian College of Health Leaders
LEADS Leadership Foundations Program
Certified Health Executive (CHE) Select Program

Canadian Nurses Association, Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute
Leading in Complex Environments: Finding the Courage to Lead

Government of Canada, Canada School of Public Service
Provides a standardized curriculum that supports public servants through career transitions

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