April 11, 2022
This pivotal year laid the groundwork for the defined direction of the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA), which included separating the regulatory and association functions and setting a new five-year strategic direction. The CRNA continued its work toward regulatory excellence through the implementation of Right-touch principles and elements across all department functions and operational practices. The CRNA also continued to transition to a new governance model to optimize its ability to govern the profession in the public interest.
The pandemic placed enormous pressures on Alberta's health care system, which brought virtual care services to the forefront as an important tool in helping patients access care. September 30, 2021, marked Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation which strengthened our commitment to be a progressive, equitable, diverse and inclusive regulator.
The annual report outlines the statistics, facts and achievements for 2020-2021.
The audited financial statements are for the fiscal and registration period of Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021. The CRNA received funding through annual permit fees. The CRNA also collected memberships fees on behalf of three organizations:
The annual report and the financial statements have been approved by Council and sent to the Honourable Jason Copping, Minister of Health.