Welcome to the GNABC website

“The Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia is a professional organization that supports and advances the professional interests of its members by promoting a social, economic and political climate in which nurses and other healthcare providers that care for the older adult can provide accessible, efficient and effective healthcare that meets the highest professional standards [...]

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President’s Message May 2016

I want to thank
everyone who was so kind to nominate and vote for me a few years ago as president elect. I was able to have coaching and mentoring from the wonderful Kim Martin to step into this role and I know I will have continued support from her, as past president as well as from the rest of the wonderful executive leadership.

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Study groups are in Abbotsford and Vancouver Abbotsford meets next on May 25, 2016 and Vancouver will meet next on June 2, 2016 Click here for more information on study group in Abbotsford…Abbotsford study group poster June 22, 2016 Click here for more information on study group in Vancouver…Vancouver study group 2016 Canadian Nurses Association [...]

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19th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association

“Shaping Healthcare for those who Shaped Canada “

May 4-6, 2017 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (http://cgna.net) and the Gerontological Nursing Association of Ontario (http://gnaontario.org/) are excited to announce the Call for Abstracts for CGNA2017, the 19th Biennial Conference of the CGNA, taking place May 4-6, 2017 in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, Ontario!

Abstracts are due on September 16, 2016 – submit your abstracts here:


  • The CGNA biennial conference is the only event of its kind that focuses on all facets of education, practice and research in the care of older adults.
  • With an increasing aging population, it is critical that gerontological nurses remain engaged with the latest developments in research and practice in the field.
  • The CGNA conference is a key educational and networking event for nurses, students, educators, policy makers, administrators and all others in the field of gerontological nursing.

Visit the CGNA2017 website to submit your abstracts and learn more about the conference, including the conference program, speakers, venue, and hotel and travel discounts:  http://CGNA2017.ca

Join the CGNA! CGNA members save on registration fees for CGNA2017 among many other benefits.  To join, please visithttp://cgna.net/Membership.html

Sponsor or exhibit at CGNA2017! There are exciting opportunities to showcase your organization or company to leaders in gerontological nursing. For more information, please read our Sponsorship & Exhibiting Prospectus:http://cgna2017.ca/prospectus

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Shaping the Future – Dialogue on Aging


Friday, April 29th, 2016

Vancouver Convention Centre

999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Presented by Tapestry Foundation


Vancouver Island University

New Gerontology Diploma fills island’s need for age-specific care and services

 To learn more, visit: ow.ly/4mRUte

The two-year diploma is offered in a unique, blended format that includes both face-to-face and online learning. The perspectives and experiences of older adults in the community and the Aboriginal Elders associated with VIU are incorporated throughout the program, ensuring cross-cultural representation. Each course begins with a Weekend Institute at the Centre for Healthy Aging in Parksville, followed by online learning through VIU Learn. Participants can complete the program in two years on a full-time basis, or spread the program over six or seven semesters rather than four. To be admitted into the program, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized university in any discipline.


GNABC Provincial Conference & AGM

“Communities: Diversities in Senior’s Care”

April 7 and 8, 2016 (7th – evening welcome reception, 8th full day conference)

Event details and registration, including hotel room rates, click here… GNABC 2016 Conference Registration 


GNABC Annual General Meeting – April 8, 2016, 12:15pm to 1: 15pm

Click here for…GNABC proposed bylaw changes for prov AGM Apr 8, 2016

At the AGM new appointments will occur for the following provincial executive positions:

  • President-elect
  • Media chair
  • Membership chair


Master of Health Leadership and Policy: Seniors Care  – Upcoming UBC graduate program

The Master of Health Leadership and Policy: Seniors Care  is a 1-year, cross-disciplinary program comprised of coursework focused on Health Leadership and Policy in Seniors Care.  The Seniors care and policy components of the programme is taught by expert UBC faculty from the School of Nursing, and the Management and Leadership coursework is provided by faculty from the Faculty of Applied Science and the Sauder School of Business.

Applications are currently being accepted for the January 2017 class (2nd cohort).

For further information on the application process contact: mhlp@ubc.ca

For detailed information about the programme specifics contact:

Jennifer Baumbusch, RN, PhD

Associate Professor
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar
UBC School of Nursing

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Central / North Vancouver Island
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Central Okanagan
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Fraser Valley
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Prince George
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Simon Fraser
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Vancouver – inactive
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