Dynamic new leadership for CNO

Earlier this month, CNO welcomed a new Executive Director and CEO (ED and CEO). Silvie Crawford, RN, BHScN, LLM - Health Law, joined the organization in the top job on Sept. 7, 2022, after Council named her to the role in July.

“Crawford is a dynamic, collaborative leader who brings the right mix of experience and leadership, along with a keen understanding of regulation in the health care system to this role,” said Council President Naomi Thick.

Crawford joins CNO at a time of increasing public expectations and heightened strain on nurses and the health care system. As Thick added, “CNO is an in-demand health system partner, helping shape the future of nursing care in Ontario.”

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Tell us what you think: Updating CNO’s Code of Conduct

We’ve been working on modernizing the Code of Conduct, and we want your feedback on our proposed changes. This is an opportunity to have your voice heard on changes that impact patient safety and your nursing accountabilities. 


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Committee applications are now open!

If you’d like to participate in a CNO committee, now’s the time! Applications are now open. We have vacancies for five RNs and six RPNs, and nurses from all practice areas are encouraged to apply. The committees are Discipline and Fitness to Practise; Inquiries, Complaints and Reports; Quality Assurance; and Registration.  


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Getting the most out of QA Assessment

When Katrina Blanchard received the email in April 2022 saying CNO had selected her for Quality Assurance (QA) Assessment, she immediately felt nervous. As a Nurse Practitioner (NP) at Windsor Regional Hospital, Blanchard was concerned about what it would feel like to have someone reviewing her ...


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Support concussion safety

With school back in full swing, amateur sports and its public safety needs are top of mind as well. This year sees increased emphasis on concussion safety, as Rowan’s Law (legislation the government passed in 2018), took full effect earlier this year. The goal of the law is to improve concussion awareness and safety — and health care providers like you have a role to play. 


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