Advocacy in Action

Advocacy is a vital component of the work that we do.

Our advocacy efforts include many different strategies to influence decision-making at a variety of levels, ranging from individual meetings to speak on behalf of our members, to supporting students and practicing nurses in utilizing our advocacy toolkit to guide their efforts.

We have worked very hard to establish ourselves as a credible and valued organization that supports your professional practice and advances the profession of nursing.


  • Promotional campaigns
  • Position Statements
  • Media Releases


  • Meetings with elected officials
  • Strategic alliances with groups on common priorities


  • Developing relationships with government and key stakeholders
  • Gathering evidence and sharing of information

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Areas of Advocacy

Long-term care task force

ARNM has developed a dedicated long-term care task force, led by ARNM acting executive director, Joyce Kristjannson. The task force was put together following unanimous member support for a resolution at the 2021 AGM to bring the nursing perspective to address urgent care needs of Manitoba's elderly and provide timely support to those working in long-term care. The voices of Manitoba nurses are important in shaping the future of long-term care across Canada.

February 7:
Please consider sharing your thoughts on long-term care standards by participating in the 2022 national long-term care services standard public review survey. The public review closes at midnight on March 27.

January 28:
Joyce was featured in a Winnipeg Free Press article focusing on how she is applying the Manitoba nursing perspective towards national improvement in long-term care. Read the article here.

Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) Committee

ARNM's executive director was invited to participate on the provincial Internationally Educated Nurses committee.

January: At this time, the committee is prioritizing discussions around English proficiency and financial opportunities including funding requests from employers.