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Launch of NACN-Canada/ANIC-Canada

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Newman Centre Catholic Chaplaincy & Parish

89 Saint George Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2E8

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National Association of Catholic Nurses-Canada
Association Nationale des Infirmières Catholiques-Canada

Mass at will begin at 6:15 pm in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel (89 St. George St.)

Light Refreshments to follow in the Newman Centre with the official launch of NACN-C

Affiliation: The Association will establish and maintain affiliation with CICIAMS (Comité International Catholique des Infirmières et Assistantes Medico-Sociales).

Mission: The Association is established to support and strengthen the vocation of nurses and
other health professionals within the apostolic tradition of the Catholic Church. It is a
community that seeks the guidance of the Holy Spirit through an ever-wider involvement of
health professionals who wish to align their practice with Catholic teaching. It holds that
Catholic nurses and other health professionals practice their professions as a vocation
anchored in the Word, nourished through the sacraments, and in personal witness to Christ,
bearing testimony to Him by his or her life and professional practice.
Objectives
1. To strengthen the vocation of Catholic nurses and other health professionals through prayer
and participation in the sacraments.
2. To provide resources for nurses and other health professionals to align their practice with
Catholic moral teaching in association with other organizations that share the mission of the
Association.
3. To provide opportunities for guidance, mentorship, research, and networking for Catholic
nurses, other health professionals, their students, and for others who support the mission and
objectives of the Association.
4. To affirm Catholic moral teaching through participation in education and other initiatives that
integrate faith and health care.
Membership Structure
All members must accept Roman Catholic values and moral principles, pledge to support the
mission of the Association, and pay the required annual dues.
a) General Member: Catholic nurses, licensed to practice and residing in Canada*
b) Associate Member: open to non-Catholic nurses, Emeritus nurses, and non-nursing
healthcare professionals*
c) Student Member: open to all Catholic pre-licensure nursing students and students of
other health disciplines
d) Honorary Member: open to any person who has aided in the foundation,
development, or activities of the NACN-Canada (ANIC-Canada), or an affiliated
Council, in any outstanding manner

*Emeritus (retired/not employed) nurses may join the Association as either General or
Associate members.

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