Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses

The Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses is an organization formed by practicing Foot Care Nurses from across Canada.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time there is no certification process for nursing foot care in Canada that is recognized by provincial regulatory bodies. CAFCN is in the process of developing national competencies, educational opportunities, and a certification process for foot care nurses across Canada.

CAFCN is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, any certification process currently being offered in Canada.

Read the entire letter from President Pat MacDonald »


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CAFCN member news

The Launch of Diabetic Foot Canada

The CAWC is now heading a multi-partner initiative called Diabetic Foot Canada (DFC), working with several government bodies and not-forprofit organizations. DFC is focused solely on diabetic foot disease, with a strong tie-in to the important etiological issues of diabetes.

The sixth issue of the Diabetic Foot Canada Journal is now available online at This innovative publication addresses an interdisciplinary audience of health-care professionals who care for people with diabetes. Highlights of this issue include an inspiring patient story, advocating for diabetic foot care change in Canada and a new awareness campaign aimed at improving care and reducing limb amputations.

Diabetic Foot Canada Journal

The Launch of Diabetic Foot Canada: An Initiative Aimed at Reducing the Burden of Diabetic Foot Complications (PDF) »

A Workshop on the Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Complications (PDF) »

Evaluation of a peer-led self-management education programme PEP Talk: Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You (PDF) »

Foundations of Wound Care in Just Four Steps »

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses is to advance the practice of foot care through a collaborative and networking process for all individuals providing foot care.

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  • Collaborate with health care professionals across Canada to promote optimal care and improve client outcomes
  • Develop educational opportunities, national guidelines and a certification process for nursing foot care.
  • Promote public awareness of the benefits of foot care and of the role of a foot care nurse within the health care team.
  • Facilitate the development and publication of clinical and research based articles related to the advancement of nursing foot care.

See the letter from Pat MacDonald, President of CAFCN »