Manitoba Chapter

The Manitoba Chapter of CACCN consists of members from facilities throughout the province with a shared goal of promoting and advancing critical care nursing.   The local chapter executive consists of a dedicated and dynamic group of individuals, committed to providing opportunities for networking, advancement of knowledge and shaping of our profession.

We would like to welcome all new and returning members and encourage you to continue visiting our website for upcoming events, activities and information.

Education Opportunities in Winnipeg

"From IEDs to ICU" featuring

Dr. Dan Lindsay (radiologist) who will be speaking about his experiences in Afghanistan on:

June 12, 2018

CRNM Building


Click here for a registration form

If you have any ideas or suggestions for educational sessions you would like us to plan, please contact:

Colleen Shepherd at or Andrea Nordstrom at 


Spring 2018 Newsletter is coming soon


Additional Information:

Living in Manitoba...Interesting Facts:

  • You wake up one morning to find you suddenly have beachfront property--Manitoba again preparing for spring flooding this year.
  • There are hundreds of huge, horribly frigid lakes-the coldest being West Hawk Lake. It is 111 meters deep and was formed by a meteorite. Feels great on a hot summer day!
  • Nothing compares to a wicked Manitoba winter- Although Manitoba is one of the sunniest provinces in Canada, it features great temperature extremes. The warmest recorded temperature in Manitoba was 112°F (44.4°C) while the coldest was -63°F (-52.8°C). Brrrrr...
  • Socials!  Manitobans know how to have a great time! A good social has 4 key elements: cheap drinks, prizes, good music and yummy food (kielbasa, luncheon meats, rye bread, pickles, cheese chips & pretzels).  

Proud Titles....

  • The mosquito is often jokingly referred to as Manitoba's official bird (it is actually the Great Grey Owl), however Komarno, MB is proud to be known as the "Mosquito Capital of the World". Komarno actually  means "mosquito infested" in Ukrainian.
  • Churchill, MB is known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World". There are about 15,000 polar bears in northern Canada, and 1,200 or so of them pass by or through Churchill in the fall (September to November).

On a serious note...Cause for concern? 

  • Winnipeg, MB was crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World for the eleventh time in a row in 2010. 7-Eleven stores across Winnipeg sell an average of 188,833 Slurpee drinks per month. The rest of Canada sells an average of 179,700 per month, which makes Winnipegers the world leader of Slurpee sales.
  • There are currently 94,000 people, or 7.6 per cent of the population, diagnosed with diabetes in Manitoba – increasing to more than 139,000 people, or 10 per cent of the population, by 2020. By 2020, it is estimated that 1 in 4 Manitobans will be living either with diabetes or prediabetes (where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for an individual to be diagnosed with the disease).

For more information regarding the Manitoba Chapter and
upcoming events, please contact us at