Core Programs

Core Program Leaders

CAET is pleased to announce the Core Program Leaders for the years 2010-2012. These programs have produced exemplary work from members of the CAET. We are confident that these new Core Program Leaders will continue on this great work. Please welcome these new Core Program Leaders.

National Conference Planning

Core Program Leader: Mary Hill, from Calgary, Alberta.

Mary and her team are organizing an outstanding program for 2013 CAET’s 32th Conference which will be in Montreal, Quebec. One of many objectives that will be highlighted at the conference is to showcase ET nurses as leaders in wound, ostomy and continence care. CAET Conferences are an excellent place to network and meeting new colleagues. During the summer there were opportunities to submit oral abstract presentations.

Political Action

Leader: Kimberly LeBlanc MN RN CETN (C) PhD (student)

CAET Executive and Board will continue to provide the necessary resources, supporting documentation and strategies to respond to internal and external influences that impact the association. This may require advocating and lobbying for CAET related issues at a local, regional and national level. Please contact the Board with any ideas that you may have in the promotion of Political Action for our members.

Portfolios: Lobbying, Advocacy

Professional Development and Practice

Core Program Leader: To be announced

Mary will lead this Core Program developing professional growth opportunities to facilitate the provision, maintenance and recording of knowledge, and clinical skills related to the scope of ET professional practice. She will also be involved with the design and implementation of the new CAET website. There will be opportunities for CAET members to get involved in this Core Program by contacting Mary about future opportunities.

Portfolios: Ethics, Professional Growth, Certification, Mentorship/website, Position Papers

Research and Informatics

Core Program Leader: Karen Napier from Alberta

Jean’s expertise will be utilized in overseeing the development of a project related to Continence Care. The team has already initiated the process in looking at the literature for Continence Care. Jean will also be involved in the CAET website redesign in relation to the membership form and database.Jean will be looking for interested CAET members for future projects so please submit your names to the CAET National office!

Portfolios: National Database, Best Practice Recommendations


Core Program Leader: Susan Mills-Zorzes RN, BScN, MDE, CWOCN, CETN (C)

Susan and her team will be implementing and developing unique strategies to market the ET nurse in the Canadian healthcare system. This team will be promoting the Marketing Package and finding innovative ways of getting it out to the policy makers. Healthcare costs are sky rocketing so it is essential we highlight the cost outcomes study showing the cost effectiveness of an ET nurse. If you have an interest in marketing please contact Susan.

Additional Leadership

Additional Leadership

CAET LINK Managing Editor : Deborah McNamara JWOCN Canadian Feature Editor: Lina Martins Bylaws Chair: Vivian Wass Nominating Committee Chair: Lani Williston