Since its inception in 1995, InterChurch Health Ministries Canada has recognized the pioneering nature of this ministry. It has committed to the ongoing support of parish nurses by developing parish nurse support groups. These groups meet monthly. They are geographically dispersed based on the natural groupings of the ever evolving locations of parish nurses.
In an atmosphere of comfort, collegiality and support, these gatherings provide parish nurses the opportunity to share their ideas, experiences and to seek support for matters for which they are seeking advice. The intended outcomes are for parish nurses to feel supported by their colleagues and to grow and mature as professionals in a very focused form of nursing.