April 2nd, 2019 marks the 16th anniversary for Oncology Nursing Day, and the theme this year is “Oncology Nursing: Celebrating our Diversity”. This theme highlights the many different cultures and benefits of diversity across Canada. As oncology nurses, every day you provide unwavering support, compassion and care for your patients; while also campaigning, advocating and promoting for resources to meet the challenging needs of the cancer care system. You are at the heart of cancer care, and today especially we would like to thank you.
Across Canada, it’s a day to recognize the incredible role oncology nurses play in our national healthcare system. Cancer affects people of all genders, nationalities and age groups. Oncology nurses are on the front lines of cancer treatment, care and research. We thank all Canadians, from coast to coast, for their roles in helping us celebrate Annual Oncology Nursing Day. There are countless untold stories of oncology nurses profoundly impacting the lives of so many Canadian cancer patients and their families.