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Canadian Nurses Association

Chief Executive Officer



Company Information

The Canadian Nurses Association is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. Representing nearly 139,000 registered nurses from 10 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges, independent and retired registered nurses from across the country, the CNA plays a lead role in a variety of areas: advancing nursing excellence and positive health outcomes; promoting profession-led regulation; advocating for a publicly funded, not-for-profit health care system; and providing overall national and international leadership in nursing and in health in the public interest.

Job Description

As the new CEO, you will be recognized as a credible, authentic and inspiring leader with a passion for health care and the driver of change in a complex environment. You will promote collaboration across disciplines and geographies while working with broader stakeholder groups and partners to position CNA as a valued voice in national healthcare dialogues. A results-oriented strategist, you will work to ensure CNA truly represents the nursing profession in Canada, and delivers tangible value to all of CNA’s members. Your experience in advocacy, coalition building, and the development of innovation solutions will serve you well in a changing regulatory environment, ensuring continued impact and relevance for CNA in areas of policy, advocacy, and member services.


As an ideal candidate, you are a seasoned and respected nurse leader with a track record of working with diverse stakeholders to achieve a common vision. You bring a nuanced understanding of the existing and emerging issues facing nurses, nurse groups and patients, and a compelling vision for the role CNA can play as the voice for all nurses across the country.  Your outstanding interpersonal and team building skills, coupled with solid business acumen, have led to continued successes within a variety of settings. You are a big-picture, systems thinker with experience working with Boards, government representatives, and diverse interests in leading change and shaping the future.  Flexible and adaptable, you are looking to play a key leadership role in shaping the voice of nursing and healthcare in Canada and beyond.  Bilingualism will be considered an asset.

For more information on this outstanding leadership opportunity, please contact Eric Slankis (613-667-0133) or Dominik Legault (613-667-0134) of Odgers Berndtson or via email at If you wish to submit your application in confidence, please apply here:

Canadian Nurses Association is an equal opportunity employer.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and CNA throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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Canadian Nurses Association
Posting Date: 11-Jan-2017Nursing/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 101-Apr-2017
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