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The Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment / Association d''infirmieres et infirmiers pour l''environnement (CANE/AIIE) represents Nurses dedicated to the improvement of environmental health across all domains of nursing practice, policy, research and education. Nurses include all practicing nurses (registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or equivalent, psychiatric nurses, and nurse practitioners). An Associate group of the Canadian Nurses Association, CANE works to:

  Facilitate knowledge sharing and transfer based on environmental health principles and nursing best practices;

  Support evidence-based environmental health practice;

  Influence policy development and legislation to support environmental nursing practice;

  Promote educational and research opportunities for nurses.

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The CANE Board is pleased to announce that the 2020 - 2021 membership registration form is now available and can be downloaded from the right side column. Click here to pay by credit card or bank.

The new membership year begins April 1, 2021 and runs until March 31, 2022. We are also offering an 3 year discount - sign up for three years, and save!


Please consider joining our Board of Directors.

  • Provincial/Territorial representative positions open: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, and Nunavut.

All regular members are eligible for nomination.

Volunteer Funding/Grant Coordinator Position Available

CANE is looking for a highly motivated, well-organized professional to fill a volunteer position of Funding/Grant Coordinator. This position reports to the President of the CANE Board of Directors.



Podcast on Banning Single-use Plastic Bags

This podcast features one of our nursing student members from North Island College in British Columbia, Marielle Tattman. Marielle has been working with one of our regular nurse members, faculty Helen Boyd to spread awareness of this issue in Comox Valley.

Listen Now Click the button to hear the podcast now on Soundcloud.

CANE Education Sessions

The CANE Executive Board Members are pleased to announce that we are planning online, free, interactive Education sessions for our CANE members. See past recorded events below.

View our New CANE YouTube Channel and subscribe!

Keep up to date with our newest educational recordings on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf3bCVVCQezW9l1iQ820M8A

Supporting Ecoliteracy in Nursing Practice Webinar May 2019

Our CANE/AIIE President, Jennifer Morin hosted an informative webinar for the Canadian Nurses Association in English entitled Supporting ecoliteracy in nursing practice on May 28, 2019 and our Quebec representative, Fiona Hanley presented in French on May 30, 2019.

As a member of CNA’s Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties, CANE works to facilitate knowledge sharing and transfer of environmental health principles and nursing best practices. This webinar will help you gain an understanding of the current CANE/AIIE and CNA work underway to support Canadian nurses’ ecoliteracy in relation to climate change. You’ll learn about climate change and its related health impacts and how you can take action.

Jennifer Morin, May 28, 2019

Version française par Fiona Hanley le 30 mai 2019

Nursing and Environmental Health Webinar

November 28, 2017 Educational Event

View the recording of our Nursing and Environmental Health Webinar for NNPBC. This event explored how to increase awareness around nursing''s role in improving environmental health. Recording and handout resources available. Featuring June Kaminski and Fiona Hanley View recorded event by clicking on the image below.

View Recorded Webinar

Download Flyer for April 24 Education Sessions

Mining and Health: Digging for the Truth

April 24, 2015 Educational Event

CANE members are invited to join us for our first 2015 Educational Event. This event explored the health and environmental impacts of current and proposed mining expansions across Canada. Find out why nurses need to be aware of these potential threats and work together with other Canadians to deter this damage. Download a copy of the poster by clicking on the image to the right.

View PPT and Read our Expose from this Event!


TarSands, Pipelines & Super Tankers

Download Flyer for April 15 Education Sessions

April 15, 2013 Session

The first session was open to all nurses (April 15, 2013 from 1 to 2:30 pm EDT) and focused on the Tar Sands, Pipelines and Super Tanker issue which began in the Western provinces, but has since expanded to the East coast as corporations try to have an eastern alternative approved. Moderators were President Hilda Swirsky, President-Elect, June Kaminski, Past President, Fiona Hanley, Secretary, Jessica Madrid and Communications Officer, Shelly Archibald.

In the coming months, we will offer cutting edge sessions that will keep you informed and help you find ways to become involved in protecting the health of Canadians and the environment. Most sessions will be restricted to our members, so if you are not already a member, please consider joining us. Stay tuned for more information!

View PPT and Read our Expose from this Event!


Members PortalAccess the Member Portal

CANE/AIIE members can join the Member's Only Community Portal using the username and password emailed to them by the Executive. All registered members have access to this portal and all of the content in the private Member's area, including forums, polls, special documents and files, and opportunities to network with other CANE/AIIE members. Please contact us if you did not receive your login information.

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