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Note: A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the completion of this Conference

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Opening Keynote:

Florence Budden, RN, BN, CPMHN(C), Centre for Nursing Studies, St. John’s, NL

Closing Keynote:

“Now What? Rules to Achieving Results”

Barb Langlois, RN, BSN, MSN, Consultant, Speaker, Coach, Delta, BC

Panel Presentation - Friday:

Celebrating 20 years of Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing Accomplishments

The 2015 CFMHN National Conference offers a unique opportunity to celebrate advances, accomplishments and innovations in psychiatric, mental health and addictions nursing. This year represents the 20th anniversary of CNA Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Certification in Canada and we represent one of the largest groups of CNA-certified specialty nurses in the country. In addition the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Regulators of Canada (RPNRC) recently celebrated the validation and release of the National Entry-Level Competencies for Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Western Canada – another milestone of achievement in our area of nursing specialization.  Yet, have we optimized all opportunities for advancement of our specialization? Do we have common goals across the nation? Are Psychiatric/Mental Health nurses positioned for leadership in the health care system of tomorrow?

This panel presentation will explore important milestones and the unique issues, challenges and opportunities of our nursing specialty in diverse and evolving Canadian mental health and addictions health care environments. Various Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing leadership viewpoints will be presented. Conference participants will have an opportunity to engage with the stakeholder panelists in a discussion of local, provincial and national challenges and opportunities impacting our nursing specialty.

Dinner - Thursday Night

Join your colleagues for “A Taste of Niagara” (included in your Registration fee)

You have the option of taking a short walk from the hotel or boarding the complimentary WEGO bus that has been arranged to transport you to and from the venue.

The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a reception at the Table Rock Centre, Grand Hall – here you will network with colleagues and sample some of Niagara’s wines and beer. From here you will move to the Restaurant where you will enjoy a special dinner that focuses on the local cuisine of the Niagara area.  

The Elements on the Falls Restaurant located at Table Rock Centre, is the only venue that brings you as close as possible to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. With a breathtaking view of the upper rapids and the very brink of Falls, this is the perfect location to end your evening after a full day of education sessions. You will be delighted by the stylish atmosphere, open-flame grilling, stunning views and fiery glassworks that make this unforgettable dining experience come alive with all the elements of nature.

After dinner you can walk or take the bus to enjoy the local attractions nearby or return directly to the hotel


Our location for the National Conference the Marriott Gateway on the Falls Hotel, 6755 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3W7


A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls Hotel for conference attendees. To make your reservation, book online clicking here or call the hotel directly at 1-877-353-2557 . The Conference rate is $120.00 (Cityview) or $135.00 (Falls view) single or double until September 30th, 2015. Please indicate that you are attending the "Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses Conference" to receive this rate.


Niagara Air Bus provides shuttle services between airports and the host hotel at a rate of $96.00 round trip from Toronto Pearson, $110.00 round trip for Buffalo Airport and a 10% discount on all private exclusive services for all Airports, including, Hamilton, Billy Bishop Toronto Island, Toronto Pearson, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls New York International Airports. To receive the conference rate use the discount code 276 at or call 905-374-8111. With questions email