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CNO celebrates Nursing Week 2023

A message from Silvie Crawford, CNO’s Executive Director and CEO, during this week when we celebrate nurses

I want to say thank you to you, the nurses of Ontario. You make a difference every day. You are always there for us and deserve our thanks and support, not just this week, but every week. I appreciate your dedication, compassion, contributions, and the vital role you play in the health of all Ontarians.  

The theme of Nursing Week this year is Our Nurses. Our Future. And, to the people of Ontario, you are our nurses.

I also want to acknowledge that CNO understands the current challenges you face every day. There are a number of nurses working at CNO, myself included, who have worked in different practice settings. We can appreciate what you are going through in this current health care environment. We understand what it’s like to be in the field and to feel the pressure. It is this understanding that helps us support your practice to ensure patient safety.  

When I think of the our future part of the Nursing Week theme, I think of the many diverse opportunities for nurses in practice and how the range of nursing roles and scope will continue to grow. This growth and advancement will lead to new ways to promote accessibility across the health care sector, including in underserviced communities.  

But we can’t do it without you, our nurses.  

Wishing you all a happy Nursing Week and a sincere thank you for your ongoing commitment and dedication to the nursing profession.  



Page last reviewed May 08, 2023