Celebrate March 19th, CNA National Certified Nurses Day

   All CNA certified nurses are encouraged to proudly wear their designation pins.  OHNs are one of 21 nationally recognized specialties in Canada.

    For those wanting to obtain certification check out the CNA certification area of their website at  

      NOTE: New to audiometric Training Standard

CSA Z107.6 Training Requirements for the Technician:

The revised edition of CSA Z107.6 has additional training components due to the expanded role of the audiometric technician. The Standard now requires training on how to classify test results, provide appropriate feedback to individuals and HLPPAs, as well as the criteria for referral to a health care professional. In addition, technicians are to be trained in the use of hearing protection devices and their selection and rating methods (as outlined in CSA Z94.2). Furthermore, a "refresher" course must also be completed by technicians at least every 5 years

Industrial Audiometric Technician Course

This two and a half day course will provide you with the ability to enter any industrial environment and recognize and evaluate noise issues. You'll then be able to implement and evaluate a successful Hearing Conservation Program, including conducting pure-tone industrial audiogram screenings, provide individual hearing protection and employee follow-up and education.  SEE FULL AGENDA.

Register Now - Limited Space
When: May 14th, 15th & 16th, 2018
* Ask about our refresher course!
Time: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Where: Levitt-Safety - Winnipeg, MB
Cost: $995/person

Who Should Attend?
This seminar is designed for managers, supervisors and Occupational Health personnel who need to understand noise or perform audiometric testing. LEARN MORE.




Mental Health Awareness and Support
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Canad Inns Polo Park

There are two ways to register -
Click here to register online (credit card payments accepted and requests for invoicing)
Click here to download the registration form.

Mental health concerns will directly impact one in every five people. The remaining four will know a friend, family member, co-worker or acquaintance that struggles with their mental health. This workshop is designed for any person who knows someone who has mental health concerns. While it is not your responsibility to diagnose mental illness or be a “counsellor”, it can be both important and helpful for you to be aware of the signs and symptoms that may indicate whether someone is struggling with their mental health. This workshop will explore factors affecting mental health, give participants a general overview of common adult mental illnesses and, most importantly, how to be a support.

Topics to be covered include:
Mental Illness and Mental Health, The Whole Picture, Stigma and Myths about Mental Illness, History of Mental Illness, Illness as Influence, not Identity, Mental Disorders Overview, Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Mental Illness and Addictions, Mental Illness and Suicide, Creating a Supportive Environment, People and Organizations to Access, Finding a Qualified Counsellor, Supporting Those That May Be Struggling, Personal Reflection, Sharing with Others, Providing Ongoing Support

Sandra Scott, MMFT, CCC - BIO
Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute

In addition to being a trainer with Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI), Sandra has diverse work experience which includes working in the field of mental health, addictions, managing disability appeals, and negotiating and settling litigated matters at mediations. Trained as a Therapist, she has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Sandra is passionate about helping organizations focus on mental health and well-being in the workplace. She has an exceptional interest in conflict resolution, relationships, and understanding perspective. Sandra views most situations from a systems lens whether she’s in a family or organizational setting. She is enthusiastic about learning and weaves humour and stories into her training, allowing participants to absorb and apply new material to all aspects of their lives.

8:00 a.m.               Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.               Session Begins
12:00 Noon           Lunch (Aaltos Buffet)
1:00 p.m.               Session Resumes
4:00 p.m.               Session Ends

IPAM Members:                  $250.00
Non-Members:                     $350.00
Prices are subject to GST.
Refreshments and lunch included in fee.

CANCELLATION Cancellations are accepted up to June 5, 2018 without penalty.  Cancellations received after this date are liable for the entire fee.  Substitutions are welcome.


Registration Information:
Lise Carbonneau, IPAM Administrator at 204-295-1512 or  
Course Information:
Karen Turner, Protec Hearing, 204-771-9330 or


EPIC is returning!  Good news! The Canadian Paediatric Society is working hard on bringing back the online  Education Program for Immunization Competencies (EPIC) sometime this summer (completely updated to ensure that the program is compliant with current guidelines, evidences and competencies). 

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please complete the online survey found on this page.




If you’re an RN with at least two years of experience in one of the program’s 21 specialty areas, you are eligible to become CNA certified. Learn more in our Initial Certification section.

From The Canadian Nurses Foundation-Funding Announcement 

The Canadian Nurses Foundation is proud to offer more than 50 scholarships in support of nursing education. Please share this information with your members.


These awards have different values, depending on the level or area of practice. The ranges are as follows:


Link to online application:


To apply for a scholarship or a certification award, please complete the appropriate online application on the Apply Now page. Before you begin the online application, please read our Guide to the Online Application Process. This document provides a detailed outline of the process you will need to follow to complete the online application, as well as identifies all of the documentation required and how to complete your reference forms.  If you have questions about the content of the application, please e-mail to  If you need technical support, please e-mail to  All scholarship applications require the following documentation:

  • Confirmation of registration in the next semester of your program
  • Recent transcripts or web-based grades
  • Three references (from academic supervisors where possible)
  • Other documentation as specified in the eligibility criteria of a specific award


Online applications must be submitted no later than midnight EST on March 31. Applicants will be informed of results by the end of June.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Ashley at 1-800-361-8404, ext. 313, or at

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