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NSWOCC Welcomes Emily Woodgate as the New Leader of the NSWOCC Paediatric Community of Practice

We are happy to announce that Emily Woodgate, RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) of Halifax, Nova Scotia has been appointed by the NSWOCC Board of Directors as the new leader of the Paediatric the Paediatric Community of Practice. Emily is a Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certified NSWOC who works at the IWK Health which is a Paediatric referral center for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. As a Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence, she works with patients in the three specialties from premature babies, children and youth. Emily is taking over from Stephanie Furtado, RN, BScN, MClinSc-WH, NSWOC, WOCC(C) who launched this community of practice and served as the leader for the past two years. We thank Stephanie for all her efforts.


The Paediatric Community of Practice guides the key activities related to paediatric wound, ostomy and continence management within NSWOCC and beyond. The Paediatric Community of Practice may also be called upon to provide feedback to the NSWOCC Board of Directors on matters of Paediatric wound, ostomy and continence care.


The Paediatric Community of Practice:

  1. creates a national network of NSWOCs who are working in or who have an interest in Paediatric wound, ostomy and/or continence management.

  2. provides council and perform due diligence on Paediatric related wound, ostomy, and continence initiatives within NSWOCC.

  3. develops on-going paediatric wound, ostomy and continence strategic activities that align with the NSWOCC strategic mission.

  4. identifies areas for improvement in specialized wound, ostomy and continence paediatric care.

We look forward to having Emily in a leadership position and the continuation and success of the Paediatric Community of practice. Please join us in welcoming her.


Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada is a registered charity dedicated to advancing the tri-specialty of specialized wound, ostomy and continence nursing. NSWOCC believes that every person deserves specialized wound, ostomy and continence care.


If you are interested in being a part of the Paediatric Community of Practice, please e-mail office@nswoc.ca.

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