Young Nurses Take Action

Leadership   Mentorship   Global Citizenship


The Fentanyl and Drug Crisis: What Every Health Care Professional Should Know

November 08, 2017 Registration begins at 0900hrs Workshop 0930-1600hrs

Queen Mary Park Community Hall 10844 117 Street NW

Join YNTA for a day of learning about an increasingly important topic, fentanyl and drugs. As health professionals we see the effects of these drugs on our patients with increasing regularity, and we need to know more to deal with it correctly. All health professionals are welcome to attend. Registration includes lunch and refreshments. Certificates of attendance will be available.

Presentations will include:
AHS Addictions and Mental Health - Jennie McLester  - Provides professionals with an overview of drug trends, process of addiction, treatment, and support options through Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Police Service - Guy Pilon  - Discussing the world of street drugs and fentanyl  

CleanScene - Mike Ryan  - The past 50 years and the beliefs, habits and attitudes that our society and the medical community have concerning trauma, addiction and the change expected from the community

Possible Professional Development Day
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Meet & Greet and AGM

June 15, 2017 @ 6pm-930pm

MacCosham Lofts 10301-109 Street

Members and non-members (RN’s/RPN’s/and students) of all ages are welcome to attend!! Find out what Young Nurses Take Action Foundation is all about and what we have planned for the upcoming year. Members will be eligible to vote on changes to bylaws, budget, as well as elections that will be held. Bring a coworker or student with you!!

Speaker Presentation

Young Nurses Take Action Foundation is inviting all Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Students, and Faculty, to join us and learn more about disaster relief and humanitarian aid efforts by the Canadian Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.

  • Overview of each organization
  • Role of the medical professional
  • Qualifications required
  • Process to volunteer
Certificates of Attendance will be provided if needed for Continuing Competency 

Mon, 13 March 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

11405 87 Avenue Northwest

Room 1-182

Edmonton, AB 

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Young Nurses Take Action Foundation with presenting sponsor Johnsons Insurance presents

2nd Annual Gala Del Sol 'Igniting Our Hearts'

Come and enjoy an evening of great food, awesome entertainment, and even better company!!! All for a great cause!!! Whether this is your first time attending a Young Nurses Take Action Foundation fundraiser or if you've been to hundreds...this won't disappoint. You will enjoy a 3 course plated meal, entertainment from the always hilarious Rapid Fire Theatre, and have a chance to bid your way to some amazing silent auction items.

As the Gala Del Sol is in February and so close to Valentine's Day, we thought the theme 'Igniting Our Hearts' was quite fitting.

IGNITE ~ 1. to arouse the passions of; excite 2. to stimulate or provoke

We want to stimulate, we want to provoke, we want to excite, and we want that to awaken a passion in you, and your heart, that each and every YNTA member has...the passion and dedication to make a difference!!! Thanks to our wonderful Presenting Sponsor, Johnsons Insurance Inc, 100% of ticket sales will go to supporting leadership, mentorship, and global citizenship in young Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Alberta. Not only that but you will also be hugely supporting YNTA’s 2017 medical trip to Nicaragua in April/May.

As the second poorest country in Western Hemisphere, Nicaragua suffers immensely from a deficiency of available medical care and resources. Many rural communities do not have local health care facilities and they cannot afford treatment that is offered in the cities. YNTA members are striving to create positive change in rural communities in the Tola region of Nicaragua. We will work alongside the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic to provide primary health care, education, and sustainable support, that would otherwise not be available. YNTA’s medical trip 2017, is currently comprised of 16 volunteer Registered Nurses/Registered Psychiatric Nurses from Edmonton and area. Members will be travelling in April/May 2016 for 4 weeks. The team of Registered/Registered Psychiatric Nurses are volunteering their time and are paying for their own flight in order to ensure the communities in Nicaragua receive the maximum value for the donations received.

As you can see your donation will go a long way. Please help make our passion (and hopefully yours) become a reality!!

FEBRUARY 11, 2017

Fantasyland Hotel Ballroom in Edmonton

Cocktails 6-7pm Dinner 7-8:30pm YNTA Presentation 8:30-9pm Rapid Fire Theatre 9-10pm

Tickets $75 or $700 for a table of 10


'I'm not sick...I'm transgender: Improving the Experience for Sexual & Gender (LGBTQ) Diverse People in Our Healthcare System'

November 30, 2016 @ 1830hrs

U OF A Edmonton Clinic Health Academy rm 2-150

11405 87 Ave NW

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General admission $25, YNTA members, faculty, and students (please bring ID) $15

Providing safe and accessible care to ALL patients is of utmost importance in the nursing profession. Join us as Marni Panas provides a open and honest discussion about how to support sexual and gender diverse people navigate our sometimes difficult to navigate healthcare system.

We want you leaving not just knowing the issues but feeling confident in your role, as nurse, to be able to an effective advocate and support person.

A little about Marni Panas...

Marni Panas is diversity and inclusion professional dedicated to creating safe and welcoming, and inclusive environments especially for the LGBTQ population in large public and private organizations, all levels of government and departments, health care, educational institutions, corrections and law enforcement.  She has recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration and is currently working towards her graduate degree with a focus on equity studies.  Marni is also a transgender woman who has been very transparent throughout her journey in the hopes of fostering acceptance through education and respectful dialogue.