IEN Lived Experience Consulting Group

Starts:  Dec 17, 2022 09:00 (CT)
Ends:  Mar 31, 2023 17:00 (CT)

National Newcomer Navigation Network (N4) are looking for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to join their lived experience consulting group. The role of the consulting group is to review the work of N4’s Community of Practice and provide their voices to recommendations on improving the pathway to licensure for IENs.

The group will meet by Zoom for an hour in January, February, and March.


Joining you will be other IENs across Canada, who are in a variety of stages of their journey to becoming a nurse in Canada. 


Please reach out to Catherine Penney at to confirm whether you are interested.


  • Self-reflection and Discernment
    • What is my story? What do I need to learn?
    • What decisions am I facing?
  • Thriving in Canada's Mosaic
    • Canada's multiculturalism in action
    • History of health care in Canada
  • Social Justice and Ethics
    • Values and social justice
    • Ethical decision-making
  • Displacement and Belonging
    • Immigration experience and trauma
    • Resilience and self-care practices
  • Interpersonal Communication
    • Dialogue: listening and speaking skills
    • Collaboration in intercultural settings
  • Integration Session
    • Engaging your leadership
    • From learning to action

Winter 2023 - January 9 to March 31, 2023

  • 12 weeks with 2-4 hours of engagement/week.
  • 6 modules, each with 1h of live webinar (recording will be available to participant) and a series of pre-recorded learning videos, readings and practices.
  • Online discussion groups of up to 10 people and volunteer peer mentoring.
  • 6 “Ask me anything” live sessions with the instructors.

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and International Educated Nurses (IENs) looking to be optimally employed and thrive in the Canadian Healthcare system.

Candidates for this program must have a Canadian address.


Online Instructions: