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Starting in January 2021, NNPBC membership will no longer include membership in the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA).
The decision to change our relationship with CNA was extremely difficult and undertaken after many months of discussion with our CNA colleagues. Over the last 24 months all options have been explored and considered very carefully. These include reduced and split fees as well as fundamental changes to membership models for both organizations. Both organizations explored these options thoroughly, diligently and in collaboration. For a variety of reasons (legal and operational) they were not workable.
We know that many of our members have highly valued the connection to CNA (as have we) and know that they will and should remain involved with the excellent work being done by our national body. However, the NNPBC Board had to balance the ability to continue our important provincial work against our role as jurisdictional representative to CNA. It was a difficult decision but in light of what we have heard about the focus on the provincial association, we had to re-imagine our formal membership with the CNA for the time being.
We deeply value our historic and important connection to CNA and both organizations remain fully committed to working together to maintain a strong CNA presence and member base in BC.
We encourage every nurse in BC to join the CNA which in turn will also allow you to maintain your connection to the International Council of Nurses.
To join CNA, please go to: cna-aiic.ca/en/membership/british-columbia.