In 2019, Canada joined NursingNow: a global campaign that aims to improve health globally by raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide.
One of the three pillars of NursingNow Canada is support of Indigenous nurses and midwives:
Goal: To enable and support the current and future nursing and midwifery workforce to provide culturally safe care across Canada.
- Design, develop, and promote cultural safety competencies in nursing (and midwifery) curricula across Canada.
- Promote an increase in the number of Indigenous nurses and midwives across Canada.
- Develop an Indigenous nursing (and midwifery) recruitment and retention strategy.
The Indigenous pillar is co-led by CINA as a primary partner and stakeholder in the campaign.
The additional two pillars are Nursing Leadership, led by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA); and Chief Nursing Officers, led by the International Council of Nurses (ICN).