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Canadian Nurses Association fonds

Media Type: 
Multiple media
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STEM Field: 
Public Health

Fonds consists of general meetings, 1912-1922, 1952-1996 , Board of Directors 1966-1998 , Executive Committee 1919-1996 , Executive Director 1962-1989, committees 1911-1996, correspondence 1858-1983, corporate miscellaneous 1905-1998 (minutes of 'The Canadian Nurse' Editorial Board are on microfilm reel M-4610 only), nursing education 1956-1995, International Council of Nurses 1939-1997, speeches n.d., 1912-1998, biographical files 1858-1997, nursing associations and schools 1878-1998, National Health Reporting Competition 1983-1996, conference proceedings 1965-1997, and radio programs and documentaries 1942-1997 [...]

Biography/Administrative History: 

The Canadian National Association of Trained Nurses (CNATN) was formed in Ottawa in 1908 at the initiative of Mary Agnes Snively, president of the Canadian Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses. The purpose of the Association was to promote understanding among Canadian nurses, and to promote the honour and usefulness of the nursing profession around the world. A constitution and by-laws were adopted at the General Meeting of 1911. The constitution was revised in 1924 at which time the organization’s name was changed to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). In 1930, the CNA was recast as a federation of provincial nurses associations. Two territorial nursing association joined later on. In 1985 the Ordre des infirmières and infirmièrs withdrew from the CNA [...]

32.2m textual documents, 6 microfilm reels, 10 film reels, 114 videocassettes, 672 audio cassettes […]
Hosting Institution: 
Library and Archives Canada
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