20th Anniversary

20 Years Looking Back

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs). To kick off the celebration of this milestone, we are grateful to the McLean Foundation for its generosity in donating free memberships to the first 100 clients who join CARE Centre this year.

Twenty years ago, CARE Centre was created to address a critical healthcare human resources issue – a nursing shortage amidst the barriers confronting IENs in achieving registration and becoming part of Ontario’s healthcare system.

We are grateful for the unfailing support and collaboration of our Board, partner organizations, and our funders, the Province of Ontario and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Since we were founded in 2001, over 5,000 nurses from over 100 countries have benefited from our services. We are blessed with a strong and knowledgeable staff to guide and support our clients throughout their journey of integration.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we witnessed the tremendous contributions and courage of our member IENs in combating COVID-19. They gave our team even more inspiration and greater meaning to the work we do. We are proud of our member IENs’ expertise, commitment, and dedication to the well-being of our community and healthcare system.

Joan Lesmond Awards

Joan Lesmond IEN Awards honouring a Nursing Leader who Championed IENs


Enjoy recording of Webinars created in honour of our 2oth year in Service.


Mentorship Program

CARE Centre is delighted to offer the Virtual Mentorship Program.


Congratulatory Letters

Letters from respected partners and peers.

Graduation Photos

CARE Centre graduates from over the years.

Success Stories

Past CARE Centre members from all of our locations share their experience. 

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