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Michael Villeneuve Reflects on a 44-Year Nursing Career

In our Season Two finale of Nurses’ Voices, join hosts Gail Donner and Mary Wheeler for an honest and personal conversation with Michael J. Villeneuve, RN, MSc, FAAN, who retired in May 2022 as the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). Michael reflects on his 44-year career in nursing, sharing how he started out as an orderly and progressed to become CEO of CNA, with many unique roles along the way. Michael discusses the personally challenging choices he made which took his career down paths he never would have thought possible, what he’s learned during his many years in the profession, and his thoughts on how to ensure a viable and sustainable nursing future.

Mehrzad Nicholas GhadiriByNicholas Ghadiri

Innovations in Nursing Care with Clinton Baretto and Felicia Kontopidis

In the latest episode of Nurses’ Voices, join hosts Gail Donner and Mary Wheeler for an enlightening discussion with Clinton Baretta, NP, BScN, MSc (Bristol), Executive Director at Homeless Health Peel and Felicia Kontopidis, RN, BScN, Director of Care at Journey Home Hospice. Clinton and Felicia are what we would call nurse innovators, nurses who find creative approaches to providing nursing care. They each have their own unique and compelling stories that have brought them to their current roles, caring and advocating for individuals who are homeless. They explain the nurse led services and programs at Homeless Health Peel and Journey Home Hospice and how they and their staff strive to support very vulnerable populations.

Mehrzad Nicholas GhadiriByNicholas Ghadiri

Advocating for Harm Reduction with Leigh Chapman

In the latest episode of Nurses’ Voices, join Gail and Mary as they have an honest and personal conversation with Leigh Chapman, RN, PHD, Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate Program at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto.  Leigh shares the story of her brother Brad, who died of a drug overdose and homeless at the age of 43. After this, Leigh became an advocate for harm reduction amongst those experiencing homelessness, in order to reduce stigma and discrimination and increase care. 

Mehrzad Nicholas GhadiriByNicholas Ghadiri

Interested in learning more about opportunities in the Greater Moncton Area?

Interested in learning more about opportunities in the Greater Moncton Area? On Friday, May 13 at 9 am EDT, join Angelique Reddy-Kalala, Immigration Strategy Officer for the City of Moncton, to learn about the opportunity to live, work and grow in their beautiful community located in the centre of Atlantic Canada.