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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.





2016 CAPWHN National Conference


Thank you to all who attended the 6th National Conference October 21-23, 2016 at the Westin Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. We hope you found the conference informative, and took some time to network and enjoy our Wild Wild West themed annual dinner!


2017 CAPWHN National Conference


As one conference comes to a close we are already in full swing organizing the CAPWHN Annual Clinical, Education, Research Conference, to be held October 12-14, 2017 in Halifax NS. Details will be posted on the website as they become available.



CAPWHN Awards and Board Nominations


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!

Interested in becoming a member of the CAPWHN Board of Directors? Click here for more details.





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





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


Stay tuned for the next CAPWHN webinar in January 2017!



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.


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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