CANE-AIIE is dedicated to informing and advocating for planetary health balance and stability across the nation.
We believe that nurses should be at the forefront of this advocacy.
To that end, we present current key issues that require awareness, advocacy and action.
Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment

Why Advocacy?


According to the Canadian Nurses Association (2021), advocacy involves engaging others, exercising one’s voice, and mobilizing evidence to influence policy and practice. It entails speaking out against inequity and inequality and participating directly and indirectly in political processes and acknowledging the importance of evidence, power, and politics in advancing policy options.


Advocating requires the nurse to have courage and self-efficacy and requires the nurse to act with integrity in standing up for one’s beliefs, fighting for what is right, even when confronted with opposition, in the belief that one can be an agent of change (Gottlieb, 2013). We at CANE are pleased to highlight some of our work concerning advocacy:

Latest Campaigns

Nurses Climate Challenge

CANE supports the Nurses Climate Challenge, a collaboration between Health Care Without Harm and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. It is the first national campaign aiming to leverage the unique and trusted voice of nurses to motivate the health care sector to action.

Nurses Drawdown

Through commitment to the evidence-based Nurses Drawdown actions, nurses will improve the health of individuals and communities, while also taking steps to heal the planet. Nurses from around the world are invited to join the Nurses Drawdown movement by taking personal and professional action in five key areas: Energy, Food, Gender equity, Mobility, and Nature-based solutions.

Nurses Drawdown Campaign

Unnatural Gas

Unnatural Gas, a public awareness campaign by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
and Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment about the climate and health damage from natural gas
Earth Day Healthy Recovery

Earth Day Healthy Recovery Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

Statement of Solidarity for the Wet’suwet’en People

Statement of Solidarity for the Wet’suwet’en People