Greeting from Minister Rondeau and Minister Oswald
Theresa Oswald, Minister
Jim Rondeau, Minister
Manitoba Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affair
Welcome to Winnipeg for the Registered Psychiatric Nurses
of Canada's sixth World Congress for Psychiatric Nurses.
Governments, service providers and the public agree that
promoting positive mental health, preventing mental illness
where possible, and providing a range of recovery based
mental health services and supports are priorities.
Exchanging knowledge with your colleagues from across the
country strengthens your skills and fortifies the teamwork
necessary for an effective, efficient health care system.
Through the professionalism and expertise of Canada's
psychiatric nurses, we are making important progress in both
health promotion and in supporting people with mental health
problems and illnesses in their recovery. Your contributions
to both are helping to enlighten the public about mental
health issues. Your work helps promote awareness of the
importance of positive mental health, as well as the need
for accessible treatment. The work you do, and how you do
it, also highlights the importance of promoting inclusion of
people with mental health problems and illnesses and their
We encourage you to enjoy your stay in our province and
continue your good work. You are making a positive
difference in the lives of a great many people who benefit
from your dedication and expertise.
Message from Mayor Sam Katz
On behalf of The City of Winnipeg, it is my pleasure to
extend greetings to all those attending the 6th World
Congress for Psychiatric Nurses hosted by The College of
Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba.
This conference will provide each of you with the
opportunity to discuss important mental health issues with
Registered Psychiatric Nurses from here and around the
world. I would encourage you to take advantage of the
networking opportunities with other health care
professionals. I am certain that the educational sessions,
informative speakers and social events will prove to be
both enlightening and rewarding. It takes initiative,
vision and hard work to make an event such as this happen
and I would like to recognize the contribution of the
organizers and volunteers for making this event possible.
It is my hope that our visitors will experience the warm
hospitality that our City offers and take the time to
explore some of our City’s many attractions. Winnipeg is
a vibrant young city that offers a variety of restaurants,
shopping destinations, and a host of sporting and cultural
activities that I am sure you will enjoy. We truly have
something for everyone.
Once again, on behalf the citizens of Winnipeg and my
esteemed colleagues on City Council, I would like to extend
best wishes for a successful and rewarding conference.
May 2nd - 4th, 2013
The Fairmont Winnipeg
2013 Steering Committee
Isabelle Jarrin - Chair
Ryan Shymko - CRPNM Representative
Nicole Jensen - Strauss event & association management