Employer Reference Group

The Employer Reference Group is made up of nurse employers from across Ontario who share information and collaborate on nursing regulatory issues of mutual interest.

The group enhances professional collaboration between nurse employers and the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and provides opportunities for education, discussion and consultation related to regulatory issues and accountability.

The main objectives of the Employer Reference Group is to:

  • Discuss and collaborate on regulatory related topics of interest
  • Clarify respective roles related to public protection
  • Identify areas to support employers needs relating to nursing regulation such as policies, standards, guidelines, reporting and professional conduct processes
  • Propose recommendations for consideration related to regulatory work

The Employer Reference group consists of two sub-groups representing the long-term care sector and multi-sector areas. Both sub-groups are comprised of 10 nurse employers from across the province who have volunteered to participate.

Read the Terms of Reference

Mary Brazier
Revera Inc. 

Cindy Brouillette 
Au Chateau –Home for the Aged Sturgeon Falls

Luciana Capitao  
Chartwell Gibson Retirement Residence 

Pat Colucci 
Providence Healthcare 
Providence, St. Joseph’s, St. Michael’s Network

Cynthia Dwyer 
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre

Erica Hooker
Berkshire Care Centre 
Windsor, Ontario

Helen Lampi
City of Toronto Long Term Care Homes Castleview Wychwood Tower

Lisa Marcovici
Jewish Home for the Aged
Baycrest Health Sciences

Lee Mesic
Pioneer Ridge Long-Term Care and Senior Services Thunder Bay

Janis Shkilnyk
Middlesex Terrace Limited – Long Term Care

Tim Siemans
Radiant Care

Carol Timmings
College of Nurses of Ontario

Charissa Cordon 
Juravinski Cancer Center 

Janet Chan
VHA Home HealthCare

Kaiyan Fu
Saint Elizabeth Health Care

Leslie Motz
Joseph Brant Hospital

Shari Glenn
First Nations Inuit Health Branch

Cathy Langlois
Health Sciences North

Linda Ogilvie
Ministry of Community Safety and Corrections

Karen Quigley-Hobbs
Region of Waterloo Public Health

Dr. Joy Richards
University Health Network

Dionne Sinclair
North West Local Integration Network

Jill Smith
London Health Sciences Centre

Leanne Wakelin
Hotel Dieu Hospital-Kingston
General Hospital

Philippa Welch
Sienna Senior Living

Carol Timmings
College of Nurses of Ontario 

Catriona Mill
College of Nurses of Ontario

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