Growing together:
Community, education
and representation

CAPWHN MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Network

Link with colleagues for ideas, innovation, problem-solving, career opportunities and more...

Education

Continue learning with monthly webinars, annual conference, abstracts and more...

Leadership

Make a difference locally and nationally with CAPWHN’s committees, advocacy and more...

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COMMUNITY:

Share with colleagues for ideas, inspiration and problem solving

  • Use the CAPWHN online discussion forum to post thoughts or questions to CAPWHN members across the country and obtain answers to your questions or ideas posted by other members
  • Improve care in terms of quality, efficiency and evidence informed practice through links to other web sites for the latest in journal publications, national and international guidelines, and nursing updates
  • Participate on CAPWHN committees, which provide expert guidance and cutting edge research
  • Use the CAPWHN job posting area to look for career opportunities or to advertise for nurses for your facility (advertising fees apply)

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EDUCATION:

Stay informed with educational webinars and newsletters

  • Obstetrical and women’s health topics presented in interactive webinars
  • Watch recorded webinars anytime in the members only section
  • Multidisciplinary experts from across the country share their wisdom and research knowledge with CAPWHN members
  • Quarterly updates and newsletters on clinical and research “hot topics”
  • Get information on the latest clinical guidelines from national and international professional organizations
  • CAPWHN’s National Conference is the best event to acquire the latest evidence-based knowledge and research to improve your practice, in a stimulating environment that offers an opportunity to network and renew friendships
  • Submit your abstracts and present at the annual National Conference to share with colleagues

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REPRESENTATION:

A leadership voice in care practices and policies

  • CAPWHN committees provide advice and representation at local, provincial and national levels
  • CAPWHN is frequently asked for representatives to provide expertise on issues relevant to maternal and women’s health nurses – contact us to indicate your special interests and willingness to participate
  • Provide leadership by being part of the CAPWHN executive to promote the role of nursing in our specialty and enhance the strength of CAPWHN throughout Canada
  • Attend CAPWHN National Conferences (discounts for members on conference registration fees)

These benefits illustrate CAPWHN’s commitment to promote excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education, and research in the areas of perinatal and women’s health care. We provide Canadian women’s health, obstetric and newborn nurses with additional support to succeed in their careers and positively impact their communities.

 

Now’s the time to tap into the resources and network that CAPWHN offers. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Membership Form – PDF

Sign up Online

MEMBER NEWS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Rachel Ollivier wins 2019 CAPWHN Emerging Leader Award

 

Nicole Letourneau wins 2019 CAPWHN Excellence in Leadership Award

Info to come

 

Awards_SOGC_Recognizes_CAPWHN_PresidentCAPWHN President Honoured with SOGC Award

We are thrilled to congratulate our own CAPWHN President, Sharon Dore, who was recognized by SOGC with the 2019 Distinguished Service Award!

 

Sharon received the award at the SOGC Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference in Halifax in June 2019.

 

Congratulations, Sharon!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER OF CAPWHN?

A: CAPWHN is the voice of Canadian nurses working in the areas of perinatal and women’s health care. As a member you will be able to network, share and learn among nurses in perinatal and women’s health specialties in Canada.  You will also be able to participate in the development of, and have access to, standards, policies, guidelines, policy statements and programs related to perinatal and women’s health care.

CAPWHN links to other professional organizations and disciplines to share the nursing perspective at the provincial, national and international levels and in the political arena. CAPWHN has a seat at the table for specialty nursing groups of Canadian Nurses Association. Through these linkages CAPWHN provides names of interested members to serve on a variety of multidisciplinary steering committees, task forces and legislative initiatives.  Through these strategies CAPWHN members influence quality care and care practices for women and families.

As a member, you receive reduced rates for conference attendance, and regional educational events. You are eligible to apply for research grants through CAPWHN.

Q: DOES CAPWHN PROVIDE ANY PUBLICATIONS?

A: There are several electronic publications available through CAPWHN.

  • Quarterly news brief that includes current research, clinical updates and links to practice guidelines as well as CAPWHN updates
  • Online discussion forum that allows members to pose questions, share innovative ideas, review policies and procedures, and receive responses from CAPWHN members across Canada
  • Access to real time and recorded monthly Webinars on various topics of clinical and professional interest
  • Conference abstracts and presentations available to members after the annual conference
  • Web links to other professional organizations

Q: I AM CURRENTLY A MEMBER OF AWHONN. DO I NEED TO JOIN CAPWHN AS WELL?

A: Membership in AWHONN is completely separate from membership in CAPWHN.  Membership was combined in the past through AWHONN Canada, but this organization was disbanded in 2010 in order to create a new Canadian organization, CAPWHN. Some people join both organizations but many feel that belonging to a Canadian organization is all that is necessary. There is no dual membership between the organizations so you will need to join both organizations separately if you wish to maintain your benefits from AWHONN and gain the Canadian perspective through CAPWHN.

MEMBER RESOURCES

Discussion Forums

“Having a central resource to share and receive feedback with colleagues is invaluable. I’ve started and participated in many topics.”

Conference Presentations

“Access to all the presentations from previous CAPWHN conferences is a fantastic learning resource.”

Downloads

“I find the information very relevant, it helps me stay current within my discipline and with nursing overall.”

Already a member? Take advantage of the Member Area now…

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES & FEES

  • Nurse Member (RN, RPN/LPN/RNA)

    $139
  • Retired Nurse Member

    $60
  • Student Nurse Member (proof of status required)

    $60
  • Associate member (midwife, doula, health care professional)

    $139

APPLICABLE TAXES

  • Residents of: AB, BC, MB, NT, NU, SK, YT

    add 5 % GST
  • Residents of: QC

    add 5 % GST and 9.975 % QST
  • Residents of: ON

    add 13 % HST
  • Residents of: NS, NB, NL, PE

    add 15 % HST
  • Members outside of Canada

    No tax

All membership fees are payable in Canadian funds. Membership is for a full year from the date you join. 

READY TO JOIN

Act now to take advantage of the educational resources and networking opportunities that CAPWHN offers. We are eager to meet you!

 

Membership Form – PDF

Sign up Online

 

Membership dues must be paid in full in order to obtain access to the CAPWHN’s members only section. Membership applications will only be considered upon receipt of membership dues payment. Student member applications require proof of full time studies in order for the application to be processed.

READY TO RENEW

To renew your membership, log in to the members only site and follow the instructions on the home screen.
If you were a member of CAPWHN in the past and wish to rejoin, please contact CAPWHN to have your membership reactivated.

REFUND POLICY

There are no refunds for membership fees once they have been received and processed.