Current member count:214

Welcome to the Montreal Chapter of the CACCN!

Known as the gem of the St. Lawrence, the Paris of North America, la Ville aux cent clochers, Montreal was founded by French explorers more than 350 years ago. As one of the oldest cities on the continent, its history adds a rich backdrop to its vibrant multicultural life. Montreal’s notoriously cold winters are followed by warm summers enlivened by festivals, street fairs, and innumerable terrace cafés where locals and visitors eat, drink and socialize.


Montreal Olympic Stadium


The Montreal Chapter of the CACCN is committed to supporting critical care nurses in their attainment of excellence in nursing practice by

  • increasing awareness and implementing standards of critical care nursing practice
  • providing educational opportunities
  • providing networking opportunities
  • identifying and addressing political and professional issues
  • collaborating with other professional organizations


Most members of the Montreal Chapter work in partnership with nine teaching hospitals affiliated to the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University: the Montreal General Hospital (MGH), the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), the Montreal Chest Institute, the Jewish General Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, the Lakeshore General Hospital and Lachine Hospital. Other members work in centres such as the Montreal Heart Institute and the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital or work as nursing professors, educators, and instructors.

The MGH, the RVH, the Montreal’s Children Hospital, the MNI, the Montreal Chest Institute, and Lachine Hospital belong to the McGill University Health Center (MUHC). Located in the heart of Montreal, the MUHC is one of Quebec’s major health care centers, world-renowned for its patient care and advances in nursing research. In Spring 2015, the MUHC made Canadian history as it merged and moved 5 of it's institutions into one, the Glen Campus. The Glen Campus is one of the most innovative academic health centres in North America. It is comprised of five sites in one: the RVH, MCH, MCI, Cedar's Cancer Center, and the Research Institute. 


Montreal General Hospital

The Glen Campus of the MUHC

The Glen Campus of the MUHC



Montreal Neurological Institut


Lachine Hospital



The Jewish General Hospital is a 637-bed McGill University acute care teaching hospital with over 1100 nurses on staff.

With close to 500 nurses, St. Mary’s has a friendly and family oriented atmosphere while offering highly-specialized medical care.

Lakeshore General Hospital, which opened its doors in 1965, employs 1,200 employees and contains 257 beds, and serves an estimated population of 377,000 in the West Island of Montreal. 

Jewish General Hospital

St. Mary's Hospital

Lakeshore General Hospital


Chapter Executive 2017

  • President: Karine Allard
  • Vice President: Evelyne Dufresne
  • Treasurer: TBD
  • Education Coordinator: Amanda Di Florio
  • Secretary: Vivian Leung


To reach the Montréal Chapter please send your email to: or click here to visit our Facebook page and join our group!


More information on the Montréal Chapter to come!


See our events section for our upcoming conference entitled: "The Quarterly: Caring for the Obstetric Patient in the Critical Care Setting"