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Mission, Values and Goals




Leading Excellence in Perinatal and Women's Health Nursing in Canada





Providing leadership in perinatal and women's health to promote quality care for Canadian women and families by:

  • Providing the voice of perinatal and women's health nursing provincially, nationally and internationally to government, other professional organizations, the health care community, educational facilities in the areas of care, advocacy, education and research
  • Encouraging evidence-informed practice and patient safety
  • Promoting nursing and interdisciplinary research
  • Reviewing and contributing to national standards
  • Providing educational opportunities and contributing to development of educational resources; and
  • Engaging in strategic alliances and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, women and families




The following values guide the Association as it pursues its strategic intent:


Accountability, Commitment, Collaboration, Quality, Integrity, Respect, Bilingualism, and Leadership Development





To assist in providing greater direction towards achieving the vision and mission of CAPWHN, the following goals have been established. The goals are not listed in any priority order.

  1. Fostering membership representative of the various work environments and geographical areas of perinatal and women’s health nurses.
  2. Engaging in activities that promote the clinical, educational, and research credibility of CAPWHN.
  3. Participating in and/or leading the development of evidence-based practice standards, policies, and guidelines related to perinatal and women’s health care.
  4. Ensuring CAPWHN visibility and representation at the national, provincial and international levels.
  5. Pursuing the vision and mission of the Association in an innovative, effective and fiscally responsible manner.
  6. Developing strategic alliances with professional organizations and industry partners who share an interest in perinatal and women’s health.


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