Council Elections

Voting is now closed. 

What's Council?

Council is CNO’s board of directors, and it’s comprised of nurses and members of the public. Council makes important decisions that shape the regulation of nursing and promote public safety. Together, Council and CNO have one purpose: to protect the public by promoting safe nursing practice. 

The Candidates

The candidates for election have been asked to describe what knowledge, skills and character attributes they would bring to the board if elected.

Before you vote, read the candidate profiles linked in your ballot and reflect on which of the candidate(s) have the competencies and attributes required to be an effective voice for patients in Ontario.

Voting

If you are eligible to vote in this election, CNO’s election provider, Big Pulse Online Voting, sent you a ballot by email.

To vote in this election, open the email from Big Pulse Online Voting. The deadline to vote is Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.

Where are elections taking place this year?

This year, we're holding elections in the Eastern, Northeastern, and Northwestern districts for NPs, RNs and RPNs.

Eastern

Composed of the united counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Prescott and Russell, the County of Renfrew and the regional municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • 2 RNs or NPs and 1 RPN will be elected

Northeastern

Composed of the territorial districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Parry Sound, Nipissing, Sudbury and Timiskaming, and the district municipality of Muskoka.

  • 1 RN or NP and 1 RPN will be elected

Note: At the end of the nomination period there was only one RPN candidate and the RPN position for this region is therefore acclaimed. Kimberely Wagg is automatically elected.

Northwestern

Composed of the territorial districts of Rainy River, Thunder Bay and Kenora.

  • 1 RN or NP and 1 RPN will be elected

Note: At the end of the nomination period there was only one RPN candidate and the RPN position for this region is therefore acclaimed. Michael Hogard is automatically elected.

 We sent all eligible nurses an email about the election Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.

How to find your electoral district 

If you live and work in different districts, here’s how to find your electoral district.

If you...

Your electoral district is based on

Work in nursing in Ontario

Your primary employer’s address as listed on CNO’s register

Not currently working in nursing, but live in Ontario

Your home address as listed on CNO’s register

Work in nursing in another province, but live in Ontario

Your home address as listed on CNO’s register

Do not work or live in Ontario

You are not eligible to participate in the election

What is the schedule?

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022

Nomination period opens

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

Deadline for candidates to submit nomination form

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022

Deadline for candidates to submit candidate information and conflict of interest forms

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

Voting opens (Eligible voters will receive an e-mail from CNO’s election provider, Big Pulse)

Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

Deadline to vote (5:00 p.m. EST)

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

Candidates informed of results

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023

Deadline for candidates to request a recount

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023

Results posted on cno.org

Questions?

Send an email to elections@cnomail.org . Please include your registration number and electoral district.

Page last reviewed February 06, 2023