Advocacy Blog

Welcome to the Advocacy Blog!

We will be posting information here on items related to advocacy from time to time. Remember to check back often!

AGNA and CGNA are often asked to comment on various topics pertaining to care of older adults, the gerontological nursing profession and the healthcare system.

Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Volunteer for the AGNA Advocacy Committee
  • Inform AGNA about Advocacy resources you are aware of and would like to see posted/shared
  • Become an advocate for care of older adults, the profession and changes to the healthcare system in your community and/or areas of influence

Email us at with your information and ideas!


Local Medicine Hat man wants to see dementia stigma removed…

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Advocacy Blog, Provincial Blog | 1 comment

This from The Medicine Hat News is worth a read:

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Volunteers needed for NICE study

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Advocacy Blog, Calgary Blog, Drayton Valley Blog, Edmonton Blog, Fort McMurray Blog, Lethbridge Blog, Provincial Blog, Red Deer Blog | 0 comments

The National Initiative in the Care of the Elderly (NICE), at the University of Calgary, is looking for research volunteers! Are You a Practitioner Working with Older Adults? Are you interested in helping us identify how print or computer based information may help us learn about elder abuse and neglect?

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Senate Committee publication on dementia

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Advocacy Blog, Provincial Blog | 0 comments

The Senate has published their report on Dementia this past week with 29 recommendations. Please see the report here: Senate Committee Report on Dementia

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CIHR Institute of Aging February Newsletter

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Advocacy Blog | 0 comments

CIHR Institute of Aging February Newsletter

The Institutes February 9 Newsletter is now available.

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Links concerning Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Advocacy Blog, Health System News, Provincial Blog | 0 comments

For information and background on medical assistance in dying in Canada, see:

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CARNA’s MAiD Framework request for feedback

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Advocacy Blog, Health System News | 0 comments

As nurses supporting older adults, we need to recognize the impact that Bill 14: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and make related amendments to other acts (Medial Assistance in Dying) will have on our practice. Please reflect upon your personal and professional views by reviewing documents currently in development by CARNA…

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CNPEA Newsletter October/November 2016

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Advocacy Blog | 0 comments

Here is a text reproduction of the CNPEA Newsletter Oct/Nov 2016…

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Continuing Care Regulations Review Survey

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Advocacy Blog, Health System News | 0 comments

Alberta Health Survey available on line

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Some Useful Resources on Advocacy

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Advocacy Blog | 0 comments

Following is a collection of resources on advocacy which you may find useful…

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Event Notice: Calgary’s First Stomastroll will happen on…

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Advocacy Blog, Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Sat, Oct 5th, 2013  from 9 - 11 am at MacEwan Park Rise in NW Calgary. This event is going on in multiple cities across Canada - including St. Catherine's, London,  St. John's, Halifax and Moncton - but Calgary's  is the only one in Western Canada. People living with an ostomy are much in need of media attention as we require awareness, lessening stigma, as well as funding.  At the moment there are approximately 200,000 Canadians and 750,000 Americans  living with an ostomy. The United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. is a volunteer-based  organization dedicated to assisting all persons facing life with gastrointestinal or urinary diversions by providing emotional support, experienced and practical help, instructional and informational services through its membership, to the family unit, associated caregivers and the  general public. For more information and to get involved: The Calgary Ostomy Society is: The event: Stomastroll can be viewed...

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