Canadian Nursing History Collection Online Medal - 2000.111.102 - CD2004-0369 / D2004-6127
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International Council of Nurses Memorabilia

Canadian nurses have played an important role in the International Council of Nurses (ICN), which was founded in 1899 by Ethel Gordon Fenwick, a British suffragist and nurse. Canadian nursing leader Mary Agnes Snively served as the Honorary Treasurer from 1900 to 1904, and was instrumental in forming a national nurses' organization in Canada in 1908, partly in order to send Canadian delegates to the ICN meeting in London the following year. Twenty-five delegates went to London in 1909, and Canadian nurses have remained active in the organization. Today, the ICN represents nurses in more than 120 countries.

The ICN holdings include approximately 20 artifacts relating to the organization, dating from 1929 to 1997, including delegate ribbons, plaques, T-shirts, pins and souvenirs [e.g. commemorative plaque 2000.111.435; toy 2000.111.110].

Plaque - 2000.111.435 - CD2001-380-028 Toy - 2000.111.110 - CD2001-61-091
CMC 2000.111.435 CMC 2000.111.110


Medal - 2000.111.102 - CD2004-0369 / D2004-6127