For education to result in behaviour change, it must be provided by highly trained educators
Who We Are
The Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC) is a non-profit organization and registered charity. Through its certified educators and member organizations, CNRC works to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families living with respiratory diseases and tobacco use disorder, by developing, promoting and advocating for the highest standards of education in health promotion and care.
Certification for Respiratory and Tobacco Educators
CNRC is the organization that certifies healthcare professionals as Certified Asthma, Respiratory and Tobacco Educators. There are currently 453 CAEs, 1230 CREs and 268 CTEs across Canada. This multidisciplinary group of educators represents a range of healthcare professionals, including: respiratory therapists, nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists.
Certification for US Educators
CNRC also offers a credential for healthcare professionals in the US – the Certified COPD Educator (CCE). There are now 93 CCEs in the US.
National Conference on Respiratory Care & Education
CNRC offers a biennial conference for healthcare professionals on respiratory care and education. The focus of this conference is on asthma, COPD, allergy, smoking cessation and education.
Our next conference will be held in Calgary
November 9-11, 2017.