The Manitoba Association of Foot Care Nurses promotes and maintains the shared interest of members while advancing the profession and empowering foot care nurses in the pursuit of practice excellence.
Manitoba Association of Foot Care Nurses
The Manitoba Association of Foot Care Nurses is a group of nurses dedicated to understanding the foot and how it functions in relation to the rest of the body. Nurses use this knowledge to promote optimal health to ensure Manitobans remain active members of their communities.
A Note from the Executive
On behalf of the MAFCN executive, we want to wish all of you Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and a prosperous 2022. We hope all of you are in good health and doing well with your foot care practices.
As the year is ending, we have a few reminders.
2022 membership renewal has been open since September, so we hope you have thought about renewing your membership with the Association. Your current membership expires December 31, 2021. Without a 2022 membership you will miss out on meetings, educational events, and conference discounts. Soon we will be starting to plan for the conference and we’re excited to offer it to you. We now have virtual options for our conferences and informative meetings.
For those of you who have your name advertised on the “Find a Nurse” page, starting January 1, there will be a fee of $35 to have your business name posted on our website. If your membership has not been renewed by January 1, 2022, your name will be removed.
As there have been many nurses asking to advertise and then have their name removed, it was costing the association additional expenses. The decision to have a charge in place was voted upon at the November meeting. Once your name is removed, you will be required to pay for your membership and an additional $35 to advertise your business on the website. A new form will need to be filled out for both. However, if you are no longer accepting new clients, we kindly ask that you contact us to avoid unwanted calls and to assist the public with being able to find a foot care nurse. Remember we’re here to help you.
We look forward to the New Year and the opportunity to meet you.
Martha Cinch, President
Marlene Ritchie, Treasurer
Pat MacDonald, Secretary
Canadian Footwear is offering a 15% discount to all MAFCN members off regular prices on all in-stock items (excludes custom orthotics). MAFCN members must present a current membership card at the time of purchase.
We accept Interac E-transfer (preferred) or PayPal.
Wednesday, June 1 2022
This year we will be offering our annual dinner with the addition of honouring our retirees from the last few years. It will be held at the Victoria Inn, Carlton Room and the dinner will be partially paid for by our association; the remainder will cost $20 for our members, retirees will eat for free!
The dinner will include a starter salad, chicken main course and a lovely dessert, Vegan/Vegetarian meal will be provided upon request.
Cocktails 5:15 pm
Dinner 5:45 pm
Meeting at 7:00 pm
If you wish to attend just the AGM and not the dinner, our meeting will start after our retiree presentation, approximately 7:00 pm. Virtual option is available upon request. There is no cost to attend the AGM.
Executive Positions Open for Nominations:
President – Elect: 1 year term (till June 2023)
President: 2 year term (till June 2024)
Secretary: 2 year term (till June 2024)
Submit nominations via email.
Opportunities for Your Business
Tools for sale. Business opportunities. Good deals for MAFCN foot care nurses. You’ll find them on this page.
If you have, or know of, a job posting in foot care nursing, please forward information to us and we will list it on our site.
75% of all Canadians will experience a foot related health problem at one time or another in their lives.
Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems; it is poorly fitting footwear, neglect and a lack of awareness of proper foot care that create problems.
Many people have the notion that as we age our feet are supposed to hurt!