Our Annual Report: Strengthening the System

The second year of the pandemic continued to present extraordinary challenges to the health care system — including to CNO. We continued to address the needs of the system by supporting safe nursing care and registering more nurses more quickly. Now, you can read in our annual report, about all the ways we supported Ontario’s pandemic response in 2021.

Titled Strengthening the System our annual report is part of our commitment to partnership and accountability. It details the work we did to protect and promote patient safety in 2021, including registering a record number of internationally educated nurses (IENs), putting our Strategic Plan into action and working with our valued partners in patient safety, such as Ontario Health, with whom we laid the groundwork for the Supervised Practice Experience Partnership (SPEP).

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New scholarship for nurses' continuing education

In honour of Anne Coghlan’s long-time, exceptional leadership and contribution to nursing, a scholarship fund in her name was announced to continue her legacy of promoting safe nursing practice.


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Meet Naomi Thick, our new Council President

This June, CNO welcomes some new faces to Council, and some familiar faces to new roles—like Naomi Thick, who assumed the role of President this month. As President, Thick, along with peers on Council, will provide expertise to CNO’s work, helping to shape nursing regulation and promote safe nursing practices for generations to come.


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What happened at Council: Your June 2022 recap

CNO’s board of directors, which is called Council, provides oversight, insight and foresight into CNO’s strategic direction. At its June meeting, Council welcomed a new president, seven new members, heard about CNO’s 2021 annual report, and the ways in which CNO is putting our Strategic Plan into action.

Here's a highlight of what happened at Council.


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