The CANNT spring board of direc- • The CANNT board of directors liaisons for the work they do to keep
tors’ meeting was held March 28–29, reviewed the 2009–2010 budget very CANNT at the forefront in dialysis
2009, in Toronto. The highlights of the closely to examine areas where cuts to units across the country.
meeting are as follows: expenditures could be made or rev- • A reminder that the CANNT office
enue increased. The board will contin- can now be accessed via our toll-free
Membership ue to evaluate these numbers through- number at 1-877-720-2819.
• While 2008 was a record member- out the year.
ship year, likely due to the confer- CANNT office operations
ence venue and the 40th anniver- Strategic planning • Debbie Maure, the CANNT
sary, it is always an ongoing chal- • The strategic plan was revisited at the Administrative Assistant, has been
lenge maintaining members when spring meeting and the action plan spending considerable time building
annual renewals are due. This year updated to reflect the board’s goals for the new website in collaboration with
we anticipate membership to fall 2009. our new web provider. Her commit-
due to the economic situation and ment to and leadership related to this
the smaller conference venue. In
Journal project have been second to none,
order to maintain revenue and the • The CANNT Journal, a peer- and the board of directors is grateful
viability of the organization, reviewed publication, is published for her expertise.
changes were made to membership quarterly. This resource is valued by
nephrology professionals and is now
Standards of practice
fees as follows: Membership fee has • The revised Standards of Practice
been $65/year since 2001 and has indexed through MEDLINE,
CINAHL, EBSCO, ProQuest, (nursing and technical) are available
been increased to $70/year com- on CD via the CANNT office or
mencing April 2009. Thomson Gale and OVID databases.
online at www.cannt.ca
Finances Website • The Canadian Standards Association
• The new CANNT website is now has approached CANNT to provide
• CANNT continues to be in good
operational and has received positive support for an initiative to develop
financial standing. However, given the
feedback from members. Members standards related to home dialysis.
economic realities, the board of direc- CANNT supports this project in the-
tors has determined it necessary to have been issued new membership
numbers and passwords for access to ory and has committed to assist them
work collaboratively towards main- with a small donation towards their
taining financial viability. To that end, the members’-only area of the site.
Should you encounter any problems efforts of $1,000.
we will not be sending a