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The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS®) is a not-for-profit society that offers legal advice, risk-management services, legal assistance and professional liability protection related to nursing practice in Canada to more than 135,000 eligible nurses.
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COVID-19: A message from our CEO

We are facing a new healthcare challenge, where nurses will once again be called to play a leading role in providing healthcare to Canadians.  It is a role that you know well, and one which the CNPS is proud to support.

While COVID-19 is a new challenge for Canadians, this battle is likely not unfamiliar to you.  Nurses have always been a driving force at the centre of our evolving and demanding healthcare system. We marvel at the focused and compassionate care you provide under such pressure and want to thank you for continuing to do so as we are advised to stay home while you protect the health of the most vulnerable Canadians.

We remain available to support you during this time:

  • While we have implemented telework arrangements, our team is fully operational and here to provide the legal advice or assistance you may require. 
  • In acknowledgement of the important need for nursing resources, the CNPS has suspended public webinars, in addition to in-person speaking engagements, to ensure that healthcare resources are fully utilized.  We may offer webinars on topics more closely related to the immediate needs of the nursing community.  
  • We are in the process of preparing a resource page dedicated to COVID-19 containing information of relevance in a pandemic.

Please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-267-3390 or by email at

Thank you for your leadership and continued dedication to the health of Canadians during this extraordinary time.

Chantal Léonard


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