Celebrating Nightingale 2020 Bicentenary

Florence Nightingale 200 years

Upcoming Events

April 7/8, 2020 – ONA Sector Meeting in Toronto.

We will be there as well. More Information to come!

Previous Events

January 23, 2020 – Nightingale 2020 Meeting
A meeting was held with our counterparts from Ohio, California and other nursing leaders in the Toronto area at Lynn McDonald’s home to discuss how best to be recognize Nightingale in 2020.
Stay tuned for a summary to follow.


November 26,27,28, 2019 – ONA Biennial Meeting at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

We had a very exciting time attending the ONA Biennial  at the Westin in Toronto. A sincere thank you to ONA for our Florence Nightingale booth as an exhibitor.

We were able to connect with  and share our vision on celebrating the Nightingale Bicentenary with many of the over 1000 attendees at this year’s Biennial.

It was such a pleasure for Carolyn Edgar and myself  to reconnect with former colleagues and dear friends and discuss our vision and plans for celebrating Florence Nightingale  in 2020 and to share in the excitement of a very vibrant Biennial.

Visitors to our booth were able to see view our Website, view relevant books on Nightingale, obtain copies of our articles and our Bookmark. We also enjoyed lively discussions on her ongoing legacy and current relevance in today’s nursing environment.

On Wednesday we were joined by Dr. Lynn McDonald an academic and authority on Nightingale’s works and legacy. She is also the only person who has read the over 2000 letters written by Florence in her campaigning for health reform in  the 18th century. We were also joined  at the booth by another one of our team, Eleanor Adarna from Local 97.

We also had a very enticing gift  basket with British goodies to raffle which was won by Angela Spiler from Local 75 in Hamilton. A sincere thank you to ONA for giving us this opportunity and thanks to all who visited our booth. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing you all again.

Anne Clark “Nightingale 2020” team

See below for photos of Carolyn Edgar, Dr. Lynn McDonald and Anne Clark at our booth, and Angela Spiler, the winner of the ‘Taste of Britain’ draw, complements of Anne Clark.


October 30, 2019 –  Meeting in Ottawa.

Anne Clark and Carolyn Edgar met with Mike Villeneuve, CEO Canadian Nurses Association and Christine Buckley, the CEO of the Canadian Nurses Foundation discussing Nursing Week 2020 and the celebration of Nightingale.

We discussed highlights for the upcoming Nursing Week next May 2020 with  both. The picture taken in the lobby in front of  a statue of Nightingale has been reintroduced with this article. Mike described a new program Academy of Nursing which will celebrate Nursing leadership in the form of scholarships and is also in celebration of Nightingale. Both Anne and I have been invited to the Nightingale Gala  in Ottawa next May 14 which is highlighting the many aspects of  Nightingale in its focus”. 

See the picture below of Anne and Carolyn in the CNA foyer, in front of a striking Nightingale statue, prior to the meeting.


Florence Nighingale 2020 @ Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) Biennial with Anne Clark and Cathryn Hoy:

Stay Tuned For Updates To This Website

We are continually updating this website so please visit often.

We hope to receive articles from members who have perhaps been influenced by Nightingale, or have comments in general about nursing and what inspires you, and they will be considered for use on our Website.

We would love to share your stories or comments about our website.

For More Information Contact:

Anne Clark RN

Carolyn Edgar RN

Cristina Buco RN

Eleanor Adarna RN