The enthusiasm to connect and work collaboratively with nurses specializing in addiction has
resonated and garnered much interest from nurses across our nation.


Discover all of the benefits of being part of a global community of addictions nurses. We also offer discounts on membership dues for those in lower-income countries.

Join IntNSA Canada today

With a variety of educational and networking opportunities,  access to our Journal on Addictions Nursing and discounts on our annual conference, there has never been a better time to join IntNSA. 


The Canadian chapter is affiliated with IntNSA and abides by the IntNSA bylaws.

IntNSA is a professional specialty organization founded in 1975. IntNSA’s mission is to advance excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of addiction for diverse populations across all practice settings through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development.

<b>Stacey Whitman</b>

Stacey Whitman











About IntNSA Canda


The Canadian Chapter of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) was founded in February 2016 in Alberta, Canada, with the intention to serve as a forum for Canadian nurses with an interest in the prevention, intervention and treatment of addiction.

The original enthusiasm to connect and work collaboratively with nurses specializing in addiction has resonated and garnered much interest from nurses across our Nation.

As our chapter continues to grow, new board positions and provincial representatives are being sought.  Please check out our regional website for details.

Vision, mission and goals


  1. Build membership nationally and have provincial representation to increase the network of nurses working in the field of addiction across Canada and Internationally.
  2. Enhance awareness and understanding of addiction, and its impact on the individual, family and community.
  3. Work to destigmatize addiction.
  4. Support and inspire nurses across the care continuum to become champions of quality care for individuals and families experiencing addiction.
  5. Promote Canada’s most current research, evidence-informed practice guidelines,  and knowledge resources to advance skill, and competence within the specialized field of addiction nursing.

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