Achieving our purpose

Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting safe nursing practice.

CNO aims to prevent harm by identifying potential sources and addressing them before they can negatively impact the public. We are committed to a whole-system approach to nursing regulation and working with you to make a greater collective impact on the patient care system. 

Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Our strategic plan will ensure that we continue to deliver on our purpose.


“Our Strategic Plan is alive; it is the fibre of this organization and we embed it into all we do. The plan has already supported a number of our successes, and it is the foundation for our future. We are driving transformation with our commitment to our purpose.”

Silvie Crawford, Executive Director & CEO




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Page last reviewed May 31, 2023