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The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) represents women's health, obstetric and newborn nurses from across Canada. CAPWHN aims to promote excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education and research in the areas of perinatal and women’s health care.





CAPWHN Awards and Board Nominations


Nominations for CAPWHN Awards are now being accepted. Nominate a deserving colleague for the Rising Star Award or the Excellence in Leadership Award!


Nominations for Board positions are also being accepted! Click here for more details.



2016 CAPWHN National Conference


Planning is underway for the 6th National Conference. We look forward to seeing you October 21-23, 2016 at the Westin Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. Check out everything Calgary has to offer!

The preliminary program is available and registration is open! In the meantime we have posted documents for your reference for funding applications and planning purposes.





The August 2016 issue of the CAPWHN Newsletter is here! Check it out!





Thank you to all who participated in the June 21, 2016 CAPWHN Webinar, Providing LGBT2S-Inclusive Care During the Perinatal Period. The recording will be available on the CAPWHN members only site shortly. 


Stay tuned for the next CAPWHN webinar in Fall 2016!



Zika Travel Alert

Pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to 14 countries and territories in South and Central America and the Caribbean where mosquitos are spreading the Zika virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced tonight. Viral infection in pregnant women has been associated with microcephaly in infants. See the CDC website or the Public Health Agency of Canada for more information.



CNA Certification 2016


Click here for more information. Why should you certify? Read the Perinatal Nursing Certification brochure!




Become a Member today!

Remember to use all your membership benefits including the new membership term, educational webinars and conference registration discounts.


New job posting! Perinatal Nursing Opportunities (Southern Interior of BC).

Check the job postings for the latest positions available!


Thank you to our sponsors - we greatly appreciate your support!


Click on the BabyFirst logo below for some great neonatal resources.

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