Members Benefits and Reasons to Join
Community of Practice
- Vote in elections for the Board of Directors and Annual General Meeting
- Contribute to national advocacy efforts through special Working Groups & Committees
- Access to consultation support for harm reduction advocacy in healthcare settings across Canada
- Mentorship opportunities for nurses starting work in harm reduction
Education and Research
- Keep up-to-date on emerging trends in drug policy and harm reduction nursing
- Get notified about harm reduction nursing opportunities, surveys, and panels
- Access to live webinars & roundtables with harm reduction nurses and drug policy experts
- Access to a repository of up-to-date harm reduction journals, publications, and clinical resources
- Educational opportunities at regional and national HRNA events where members enjoy reduced fees
- Supporting expanded access to harm reduction education in post-secondary nursing schools
Communication and Networking
- Access to HRNA mentorship program
- Members Only Section of the website including access to select publications, news, and networking
- Professional networking opportunities, through HRNA webinars and meetings, an interactive website, and direct contact with other members in the national directory
- Professional networking opportunities with members and regional to international organizations whose purpose and mission align with the organization
- Connection with the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
A regular member is an individual who is a registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, registered practical nurse, or nurse practitioner belonging to a registered body, involved in or interested in harm reduction. A regular member shall be entitled to receive notice of and attend all meetings of members. A regular member shall pay an annual fee, have full voting privilege, and be eligible to hold office and sit on committees.
An associate member is an individual who is a non-nursing health care professional, service provider, or community member who supports the mission and vision of HRNA / AIIRM. An associate member shall be entitled to receive notice of and attend all meetings of members but is not entitled to vote at such meetings. An associate member shall pay an annual fee and be eligible to sit on committees.
A student member is an individual who is a registered as a part-time or full-time student in a university or college (undergraduate or graduate education). A student member shall be entitled to receive notice of and attend all meetings of members but is not entitled to vote at such meetings. A student member shall pay a reduced annual fee and be eligible to sit on committees. A student member who belongs to a registered nursing body (see categories listed in regular member) and holds a valid license can hold office.