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Black Canadian Nurses
To serve, mentor, and empower Black Canadian Nurses through the power of community.
To be the leading organization that serves the Black Canadian Nursing community.
Leadership, Equity, Inclusion, Education, Mentorship, Advocacy, Partnerships
Chapters exemplify CBNA’s vision: to be a leading organization dedicated to the service of the Canadian Black Nursing community by creating an enabling and capacity-building platform to propel nurses to professional excellence in all spheres of society.
Starting a CBNA chapter is really very simple! The Chapter Advisory Team has put together a chapter startup guide to assist you in starting a local chapter in your area. Your interest in starting a chapter is very important to us, and we want to help you in every way we can!
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At CBNA we believe representation matters. Seeing Black Nurses in your field or aspired fields ignite the soul to believe it is possible, it is achievable. We are our greatest role models!
Hence, CBNA seeks to foster an alliance across Canada of Black Nursing leaders that cover the full spectrum of nursing. These Black Nursing leaders will foster mentorship relationships with aspiring Black Nurses and Black nursing students. This is not a simple task but we are committed to elevating nursing within the Black community by being at the various tables and arenas.
At CBNA mentorship starts with us. We have started this process with our CBNA-McMaster leaders.
Words From Our Community
Hi, thank you so much! I am a Black LPN in Calgary looking for more community within my field. What you guys are doing is really great!
Thank you for the awesome presentation the other day for the SCBScN students here in Saskatchewan!
I reached out to the CBNA when I felt no hope was left. I had reached out to my union, other nurses, and lawyers to help me with my investigation. But I wasn’t receiving answers and wasn’t feeling like there was any hope. CBNA changed that and made me feel like I still had a fighting chance. They helped me see the bigger picture and helped me write my appeal letter. I’m still waiting on my appeal result, but I feel more comfortable with the situation. I’m grateful that they were able to help me through the hard times
Nice to have support for the many microaggressions that Black HCPs have to deal with on a daily in various settings. Also nice to join a supportive community.
I’m happy that I found this page and seeing amazing Black nurses representing their field well is inspiring!
This is great! Thanks for creating this space for us.
But all the same, I will actually like to say thank you for creating a page and organization by us for us to come and learn or at least start the conversation about nursing while Black. I look forward to future posts and also catching up on previous posts since I’m a new follower.
Last year, I remember feeling so beaten up professionally and emotionally from an incident that happened with my manager. I am so relieved to be led to CBNA.
Congratulations, on establishing this Alliance. It’s vital for our survival as a distinct society.
The CBNA regional manager in Quebec is🔥🔥
Je suis très contente et satisfaite d’avoir eu le soutien de CBNA. Le fait d’être accompagnée, d’être entendue et de recevoir des conseils a permis de m’aider et de prendre confiance en moi dans ma résolution de problème avec mon cégep. Je sais que maintenant en tant qu’étudiante noire en soins infirmiers, il y a enfin une ressource vers laquelle je peux recevoir de l’aide sans jugement
In previous roles, I’ve had students in both Nunavut and Ontario that may have been interested. I wish this existed then. I can’t express how much I love that the group exists and all of the fantastic support! Quite admirable. sadly necessary, hopefully, an inspiration for other potentially underrepresented, discriminated against proud nurses to collaborate and support their communities (whichever they may be).
I’d always hoped there was a segment of nurses out there somewhere to which the phrase ‘nurses eat their young’ did not ring true. Thank you for leading by example and speaking up and out about pertinent issues that require acknowledgement and are often at minimum overlooked.