November 2020

Your opportunity to make a big impact: Sit on CNO’s board

If you’re passionate about advocating for patients and want to influence Ontario’s approach to safe patient care — then sitting on CNO’s board is right for you. Running for election to CNO’s board is your opportunity to contribute to safe, quality nursing care at a policy and strategic level.

What kind of nurses sit on the board?

When you sit on the board (which is also called Council), your role is to advocate for patients and bring your nursing expertise and unique attributes and competencies to the board’s discussions. To be effective, our board is comprised of a diverse group of people with a wide range of expertise and skills, extensive knowledge and different perspectives.

To find out what it means to be a member of the board, watch our video series about joining Council.


Who is eligible?

This year, we’re holding elections in the Southwestern and Central Western districts for RNs (including NPs) and RPNs, as well as in the Central Toronto district for RPNs. If you are eligible to participate in this election, check your email inbox — we sent you a message on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. You can also check here to see if your county or municipality is on the list.

Ready to learn more? We have lots of info to help you decide if this is the right fit for you. Go to to learn more and begin your nomination.

But don’t delay — the deadline to submit your nomination is Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.


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