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2018 RPN Joan Lesmond IEN of the Year Award winner Anna Ke

Call for Nominations for the CARE Centre Joan Lesmond IEN of the Year Awards 2022​

Submission Deadline: Monday September 12, 2022


Dr. Joan Lesmond was a nursing leader who championed diversity and inclusion in Canadian healthcare and worked tirelessly to promote IENs’ full integration to nursing in Ontario. Joan passed away in October 2011 at the age of 59. As a nurse, educator, advocate and mentor, Joan had a profound and widespread impact on the nursing profession and community-based healthcare. She was active in many nursing associations and was an early advisor to CARE Centre, which founded the IEN of the Year Awards in her name, with her blessing, for the organization’s 10th anniversary.

The CARE Centre Joan Lesmond IEN of the Year Awards celebrated 10 years in 2022 as part of CARE Centre’s 20th anniversary. To build on CARE Centre’s organizational mandate, we have updated the nomination process for the submission criteria to reflect CARE Centre’s core values:
Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Professionalism, Compassion, Diversity

To learn more about the nomination process & selection criteria, please review and download the nomination package.

The Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) Program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

The Supports, Training, and Access to Regulated-employment Services program (STARS) is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Ontario.

CARE Centre for International Nurses

128A Sterling Rd #202, Toronto, ON
M6R 2B7
(416) 226-2800

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