The Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA) is committed to the retention and recruitment of Indigenous Peoples, with the aim of achieving equity in both the workforce and in educational institutions. To increase the representation of Indigenous Nurses it is important to known how many Nurses there are in Canada to ensure policies aimed at increasing accessibility and equity. For this purpose, according to our bylaws and in order to improve the assessment of our practice environments and achievement of Indigenous nurses, you are required to self-identify if you are of First Nations, Inuit or Métis ancestry within the meaning of the Canadian Constitutional Act of 1982.
Definition of Aboriginal People:
In accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part II, Section 35(2), an Aboriginal applicant is a First Nations, Inuit, or Métis person of Canada.
By Self-Identifying as an Indigenous Nurse, you help CINA to:
Contribute to provision of high-quality learning opportunities, programs and incentives that are responsive to the needs of Indigenous Nurses.
Contribute to strategic goals and policies set by the CINA, and external partners/stakeholders of CINA.
Track the number of Indigenous Nurses in Canada.
Promote effective, respectful working relationships and partnerships with Indigenous nurses and the Indigenous community in the delivery of nursing services.
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