British Columbia Chapter

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Deadline is Aug 11, 2022

The BC Chapter would like to show our apprecation for all the amazing critical care nurses in BC who provide critical care services to British Columbians. To be eligible you must be a practicing critical care nurse*, who is living and working in anywhere in BC as of July 2022. You do not need to be a CACCN member to participate in this raffle!

  • For CACCN Members – prizes includes Amazon Gift Cards valued at $50, (12 available)
  • For Non-CACCN Members – prizes are 1 year CACCN membership (one per BC health authority – 6 available)

Deadline is August 11, 2022 at Midnight

Draw on August 12, 2022

Note: *To be eligible, you can be practicing in any critical area such as ICU, HAU, CCU, CICU, CSICU, PACU and/or ED, with any age group (neonate, pediatrics or adults) and as either a direct care nurse, educator, in leadership role, advanced practice nurse, clinical informatics, or as a researcher.

  • Access to education, webinars, and events
  • Discounts for CACCN Events like Dynamics 2022
  • Connect and share ideas with critical care nurses from across Canada
  • Resources to help you prepare for, or maintain your CNA Certification in Critical Care Nursing
  • Eligibility for CACCN Awards, Busaries and Scholarships 

CACCN National's Journal Club

CACCN’s National Journal Club held its first event this past nursing week. Stay tuned and join the upcoming ones to be held on:

June 9 & Nov 10, 2022

Save the dates! More information will be coming about these upcoming Journal Club Events.

Want to Speak for Us?

We are Planning our next event and are looking for speakers. Are you a critical care nurse? Do you have a great idea, or are working on a project? Do you want to share your story with other critical care nurses? Let us know!

British Columbia CHapter

Set between the province of Alberta and the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is Canada’s most westerly province. BC entered the confederation in 1871, Victoria is our capital city and we have a population of approximately 4 million people.   There is a rich first nation’s art and history to discover. Vancouver, although not our capital is a multicultural, cosmopolitan city with something for everyone.

Chapter Executive

President –  Sybil Hoiss (until April 2024)
Leader of Strategic Initiatives, Quality Lead for the BC Sepsis Network – BCPSQC

Vice President – Allana LeBlanc (until April 2024)
CNS Vancouver General Hospital ICU & HAU – Vancouver Coastal Health

Treasurer –  Heidi O’Callaghan (until April 2024)
Richmond Hospital ICU RN – Vancouver Coastal Health

Secretary & FHA Rep  – Emily Taylor (until April 2024)
CNS Fraser Health Critical Care Network – Fraser Health Authority

Journal Club Lead – Heidi O’Callaghan (Until April 2024)
Richmond Hospital ICU RN – Vancouver Coastal Health

Social Media – Vini Bains Until April 2024)
CNS Critical Care –
Providence Health Care

CCSEC & BCPSQC Representative – 

Upcoming Events

CACCN Dynamics of Critical Care 2022

REGISTRATION OPEN!!! This is the annual national conference of the CACCN, and if all goes well with COVID-19, this will be the first time the CACCN has gotten together since 2019!

Canadian Intensive Care Week

Canadian Intensive Care Week is held annually starting on the last Sunday in October. This year it will be on Oct 30 to Nov 5, 2022. It is intended to be a week to reflect on our interdisciplinary team, our practice, to celebrate the work we do, and the people we get to d it with!


CACCN is a national association of nurses dedicated to the advancement and innovation of clinical practice, research, and leadership in critical care. 

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