Council Elections


 WHAT'S COUNCIL?

Council is CNO’s Board of Directors. As our Board, they have one job: to protect the public. Every decision they make is made with patient safety in mind. Nurses and members of the public sit on Council. Together, they make important decisions that shape the regulation of nursing and promote public safety.

In 2020, we’re holding elections in our Eastern, Northeastern, and Northwestern electoral districts, which means eligible nurses who live or work in those districts can vote for new members of Council. To find out if you are eligible to vote, read about the electoral districts below.

Find out more about the election and the role of Council: 

Electoral Districts

Here’s how to find your electoral district.

If you...

Your electoral district is based on

Work in nursing in Ontario

Your primary employer’s address as listed on CNO’s register

Not currently working in nursing, but live in Ontario

Your home address as listed on CNO’s register

Work in nursing in another province, but live in Ontario

Your home address as listed on CNO’s register

Do not work or live in Ontario

You are not eligible to participate in the election

Council elections will be held in the following electoral districts. Review the table below to find out if you are eligible vote, run for election or nominate a colleague.

map of electoral districts 7,8 and 9

Electoral District 4: Eastern 

Composed of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Prescott and Russell, the County of Renfrew and the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • 2 RNs (or NPs) and 1 RPN will be elected

Electoral District 5: Northeastern

Composed of the Territorial Districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Parry Sound, Nipissing, Sudbury and Timiskaming, and the District Municipality of Muskoka.

  • 1 RN (or NP) and 1 RPN will be elected

Electoral District 6: Northwestern

Composed of the Territorial Districts of Rainy River, Thunder Bay and Kenora.

  • 1 RN (or NP) and 1 RPN will be elected
Date

Activity

2019

 

October 18

Nominations open. CNO emails election info to all eligible members

November 22

Nominations close at midnight

December 9

Candidate information and conflict of interest form due

2020

 

January 21

Voting opens. Eligible voters receive an e-mail containing a ballot and candidate information from CNO’s election provider, Big Pulse

February 5

Election day: Ballots must be cast by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

February 6

CNO emails results to candidates

February 20

Deadline for candidates to request a recount

February 24

Election results posted on www.cno.org

Questions?

Send an email to elections@cnomail.org

Page last reviewed February 24, 2020