The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) is an organization that represents gerontological nurses and promotes gerontological nursing across Canada.
The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association is an organization that
represents gerontological nurses and promotes gerontological nursing
practice across national and international boundaries.
The vision of CGNA is to promote excellence in gerontological nursing through leadership, knowledge, and scholarship
The CGNA’s mission is to address the health concerns of older Canadians and the nurses who participate with them in health care.
* To promote high standards of gerontological nursing practice.
* To promote educational programs in gerontological nursing.
* To participate in affairs which promote the health of older adults.
* To promote networking opportunities for nurses.
* To promote and disseminate gerontological nursing research.
* To present the views of the Association to government, education, professional and other appropriate bodies.
The first gerontological nursing conference was held in Victoria, BC in 1983 where plans for the development of a national association began. These plans were further developed at the second conference in Winnipeg, MB in 1984 when an Executive was elected to develop a Constitution and By-Laws. The CGNA was formally constituted at the third meeting of interested nurses from across the country, held in Hamilton, ON in 1985. It was determined that the CGNA would have an annual meeting with alternate ones being held in conjunction with a biennial scientific and educational conference. The 4th National Conference, the first sponsored by CGNA was held in Halifax, NS in 1987.
Associate Membership with CNA
CGNA is an associate member of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) as a national nursing group. Please note that CGNA individual members are not members of CNA.
In provinces where a conjoint gerontological nursing association exists
(e.g. British Columbia), provincial membership is conjoint with
membership of CGNA. Members of the provincial associations will
automatically become members of CGNA.
Our conjoint provincial
gerontological nursing associations include:
Gerontological Nursing Association of British Columbia
Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association (AGNA)
Manitoba Gerontological Nursing Association (MGNA)
Nova Scotia Gerontological Nurses Association (NSGNA)
New Brunswick Gerontological Nursing Association (NBGNA)
Newfoundland and Labrador Gerontological Nurses Association (NLGNA)
Gerontological Nursing Association Ontario (GNAO)
Prince Edward Island Gerontological Nurses Association (PEIGNA)
Please click on the above links to sign up for conjoint membership through your provincial association.
Individuals in non-conjoint provinces can apply for membership directly with CGNA.
These provinces include Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon, USA.