The Annual Nurses’ Training was a five-day training which took place in Montreal from September 25 to October 6, 2023.
The 2023 Annual Nurses Training was split up into 2 cohorts, each one-week long. It was addressed to all nurses in the organization, aiming to enhance their clinical competencies and ensure a standardization of clinical practice.
The training was also an opportunity for the nurses to connect with other healthcare service providers from other communities across the territory.
A team effort
The nurses were welcomed respectively by Daniel St-Amour or Bertie Wapachee, as well as Christina Biron, AED Miyupimâtisîun, Nancy Shecapio-Blacksmith Director DPSQA Health, Frederic Legendre and Sophie Leclercq, Assistant Directors DPSQA Health.
The Annual Nurses’ Training was organized by the DPSQA Health team in collaboration with the Human Resources Development, Communications Department, and the IT Department. It was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pointe Claire Montreal Airport West and welcomed a total of more than 250 nurses over the two-week period, providing the opportunity for a larger number of nurses to be present while ensuring continuity of service on the territory.
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“In this moment of reflection, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the invaluable contributions from our partners; HRD, Communications, IT, and the special messages from Bertie Wapachee, Chairperson of CBHSSJB, Daniel St-Amour, Executive Director, and Christina Biron, Assistant Executive Director Miyupimâtisîun Deprtment. The successful training is not solely due to our efforts, but a collective result of your partnership, collaboration, and commitment to growth.
Thank you for believing in our vision, for investing your time and energy, and for being the driving force behind the transformative impact we have achieved towards our nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). Your presence and active participation have made all the difference, and we extend our heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering support.” – Nancy Shecapio-Blacksmith, Director of DPSQA Health
Nurses also attended two free screenings of the movie Bones of Crows, a film reflecting the horrors of the Residential School system and the resilience of survivors.