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Message from the Board President

I am honored to be serving as your new President. The Foundation benefited me early in my career, and I am privileged to be working with the Board of Directors and operations team, helping to guide its future.

The ongoing COVID 19 pandemic has continued to be challenging. Among the gloom, however, a highlight has been the critical role nurses continue to play in all areas of the health care system.

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RNFBC Board Member Changes

The RNFBC Board expressed appreciation to Elsie Tan who is stepping down from the board.  Elsie has has been a Board member for the last 2 years.  Her connections with the nursing education community provided the Board with a vital link.  Elsie has also served on the Bursary committee, bringing her considerable expertise to the team.

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Introducing 2021 RNFBC Board

Following the Annual General Meeting yesterday, the following are the 2021 RNFBC board members:

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RNFBC Announces Change in Management

After an extensive review of our internal processes, costs and a comparison to other similar Foundations across the country, the RNFBC Board of Directors has agreed that engaging a management company to administer operations offers the best way forward.

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RNFBC’s 41st Annual General Meeting

Come and join us for the Registered Nurses Foundation of BC 41st Annual General Meeting, June 22, 2021, 5 pm – 7 pm Via Zoom

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Compassionate, Curious, Courageous, Inspiration

by loving friends and family of Mary Bellis

Margaret Mary Bellis’s love of children is rumoured to have begun as the second child of six. Mary’s genuineness, curiosity, friendliness, compassion and loyalty to her family, friends and colleagues are legendary and reminiscent of the attributes of one who was raised in a large family.

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Special Message re Our 2020 AGM

What a year this has been for all of us!   As with almost all non-profit societies it has certainly been challenging for us to carry out our mandate this past year. That said, we are proud to report that we still managed to provide 182 bursaries to BC’s nurses to assist with their basic and advanced education in 2020.  We have also been exploring some new opportunities for RNFBC going forward and are excited to share them with all of our members, donors, and friends.

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Rural Nursing Passion

“I immediately fell in love with nursing when I started the program. I am extremely passionate about improving rural health care.”

Caitlyn is in her fourth year of nursing following a degree in biochemistry. She received a 2020 bursary that was matched in partnership with the BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries-NE Area and the Registered Nurses Foundation of BC.

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