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Nursing Week 2023


Happy Nursing Week!
National Nursing Week, a time of celebration, affords us the opportunity to recognize nurses and express our gratitude for their caring, compassion, dedication and commitment to excellent care. This year’s theme “Our Nurses. Our Future” highlights the fact that every nurse plays an important role in paving the way for a better future for our profession, health for all - patients, families and communities and to improve the health system. Particularly in this post pandemic and rapidly changing environment. At CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses, we are endeavour to support internationally educated nurses (IENs) on their journey of transition, integration, and excel in the Canadian Health Care system, so that they too can contribute in building a healthy and equitable environment in our ever increasing multicultural Canadian mosaic. Our work would not be possible without the generous support from our Federal and Provincial funders, as well as our employer, community and academic partners – to all of you, our heartfelt appreciations! I am writing with deepest respect and highest regard to all of our members, for your courage, perseverance, hard work and commitment in relaunching your nursing career. I invite you to join us at our professional development webinars, workshops and networking opportunities. Do take some time to get in touch to share your stories. We take pride in your SUCCESS, as your success is CARE Centre’s SUCCESS!

Ruth Lee, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD Executive Director
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“This Nursing Week, we join our colleagues at CARE in celebrating "Our Nurses, IENs' Success!" As we look to the future, the role of the nurse has renewed importance in our hearts and minds. The essential knowledge and skills that IENs have to offer are critical to the healthcare sector and to Canadians. Touchstone Institute understands the valuable role that IENs play, and we are committed to supporting your pathway to licensure. We applaud your successes and contributions to the healthcare workforce, and CARE for supporting you along your journey.”

Andrea Strachan, Interim CEO, Touchstone Institute

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Donating is an Investment in Health Care

By donating to CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses, you are helping cover membership for an IEN. Members have accesses to skills and training workshops, case management support, and a smoother path the employment.

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 Internationally Educated Nurses

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