General Operating Bylaw & Policies

The Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses is incorporated under the Canada Not For Profit Corporation Act and is governed by the regulations contained in the bylaws and such other bylaws and/or policies as may be enacted. 

Association Policies

CACCN PoliciesPolicy Date/RevisionPolicy Purpose
Affiliates PolicyAugust 2021Registration guidelines for those who do not meet the active/current membership criteria – Affiliates of the Association: Associate, Student, Honourary and Life Affiliates.
Chapter PolicyNovember 2021Policy for chapters including the chapter structure and management.
Chapter Underserviced Funding PolicySeptember 2023Policy to provide funding to a critical care nurse or a group of critical care nurses in underserviced areas (inactive CACCN chapter areas), who develop an activity and/or event that will provide an educational opportunity to CACCN members (i.e., education day, webinar, journal club).
Code of ConductMarch 2018Policy supporting the Association’s commitment to high standards. The code is regarded as the minimum expectation for directors, association members, registrants and employees.
Committee Representative PolicyMarch 2017Policy outlining the selection process for external committee members.
Conflict of InterestMarch 2018Policy defining conflict of interest and encouraging the highest ethical standards as an incorporated not-for-profit association.
Continuous Renewal PolicyMarch 2017Policy provided for the recurring payment of membership / registration fees and the process around notification, cancellation requirements and refunds.
Expense PolicyJanuary 2023Policy provided to share allowable expenses for Directors, Chapters and Membership, when on association business or running an event.
Membership, Registration PolicyAugust 2021Policy provided to define CACCN membership / registration policies, categories, fees, processing, continuous renewal, username/password, refund and transfer.
Privacy PolicyAugust 2021Policy provided to outline the requirements to ensure your personal information provided to CACCN is protected accordingly.
Strategic Alliances, Partnerships, Sponsorship and EndorsementAugust 2021Policy defining strategic alliances, sponsorship, partnership and endorsement, guiding principles, documentation, procedure, approval and termination.
Social Media PolicyJuly 2018Policy providing a guideline to individuals utilizing social media as representatives and/or a member of the CACCN, voluntary or otherwise, in any capacity, at both the National and Local Chapter levels.
Survey Distribution RequestApril 2021The Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN) accepts surveys for distribution to our members that fit with the mandate/mission of the CACCN and that work towards the advancement of critical care nursing, the care of critically ill patients and their families, or the health/safety of critical care nurses.  The majority of the surveys we accept are research based and we have a formal process that is followed when a party wishes to submit a survey for consideration.