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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.








The CAPWHN office moved to its new headquarters at 2781 Lancaster Road, Suite 200, Ottawa ON K1B 1A7.  Phone and fax numbers as well as email addresses remain the same.





The next CAPWHN webinar, "Spontaneous Labour Matters - Evidence-based practices" will be held on January 25, 2017. Register today!


The recorded webinars are once again available on the members only site!



2017 CAPWHN National Conference


We are already in full swing organizing the CAPWHN Annual Clinical, Education, Research Conference, to be held October 12-14, 2017 in Halifax NS. The Call for Abstracts is available! Send your abstract in today!


Additional conference details will be posted on the website as they become available.





Congratulations to Lyndsay Martin-Kowalyk, recipient of the 2016 CAPWHN Rising Star Award and Dr. Karen M. Benzies, recipient of the 2016 CAPWHN Excellence in Leadership Award!



CAPWHN Board of Directors


Learn more about your Board of Directors and contact us with any questions, comments, concerns, or compliments you may have!





The January 2017 issue of the CAPWHN Newsletter is in development. We welcome submissions from all CAPWHN members!



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.


CAPWHN Webinar - Jan 25, 2017.


The 2017 Conference Call for Abstracts is now available!


A new career opportunity is available in Vancouver BC - Coordinator, Neonatal Care. 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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