Welcome to Hamilton Chapter

Chapter Co-Chair: Lisa Richter
Chapter Co-Chair: Ruth Schofield
I.T. ENO: Marzena Cran
Policy & Political Action ENOs: Elizabeth Stec and Amy Bartholomew
Policy & Political Action Associate: Sriti Mizan
Treasurer/Financial Officer: Irene Molenaar
Communications & Public Relations: Nicki Desprey
Communications Associate: Carly Whitmore
Secretary: Bev Morgan
Membership & Services ENO: Rebecca Cosby
Membership Associate: Jennifer Cueto
Student Liaison: Carrie Bullard
Student Rep:Joanna Chu
Region 3 Board Representative: Aric Rankin


Anti-coagulation Forum Event on June 24


The Anticoagulation Forum will be filming two talks on the use of DOACs on June 24 and we invite your chapter to be in the studio audience. The presentations include “DOAC Therapy Can Be Reversed!” by Dr. John Elkelboom of McMaster University and “Managing the DOACs” by Dr. David Garcia of the University of Washington Medical Center.

Pre-Nursing Week Breakfast on April 30

In celebration of Nursing Week 2016, Halton Chapter is delighted to invite 

Upcoming Conference: CACBT Conference 2016

Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) Conference

May 5-7, 2016

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, ON


Early Bird Registration Ends April 4!


Upcoming Conference: Building Bridges - Ontario Family Practice Nurses and Canadian Family Practice Nurses Association

See attached PDF for details on the 2016 Build Bridges CFPNA and OFPN Conference and visit the OFPN website at www.ofpn.ca for register!

Nursing Week Dinner!

Celebrate nursing week with us on Friday May 13!

Advance Care Directives Education Session

The Greater Hamilton Area GNAO is pleased to announce the first education session of 2016 is on Advance Care Directives in partnership with the Alzheimer Society. 


Date: Thursday,  March 31, 2016 from 7 - 8:30 pm

Place: Fortino’s Community Room, 1059 Plains Road West location, Burlington (easy access from 403 and beside IKEA).

Registration now OPEN! IPAC-CSO & PHO-CSICN IPAC education dayAPRIL 7/2016

You are INVITED!


IPAC-Central South Ontario (CSO) Chapter and Public Health Ontario-CSICN

20th annual INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL Education Day:

Infection Prevention & Control—We’re all in this together!

to be held Thursday April 7th, 2016

4th annual Zumba® Fitness Party for RNFOO

The 4th annual Zumba® Fitness Party presented by Toronto ZUMBA® Instructor Marija Bojic is being held in memory of registered nurse Sonia Varaschin. The event will benefit the Sonia Varaschin Memorial Scholarship Award created in 2012. The Sonia Varaschin Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate nursing student in 3rd or 4th year who has demonstrated leadership and a passion for making a difference toward healthy work environments.

Resolution submitted

On behalf of your Hamilton Chapter executive and ad-hoc committee members, we would like to share with you a resolution that was sponsored by 8 RNAO chapters/IGs representing thousands of RNAO members. The resolution is about the importance of RNAO maintaining a collaborative formal relationship with CNA.

FYI – Background on the Resolutions process:

(From July/August 2014 issue of RN Journal)

Hamilton Chapter 'Call for AGM Consultation Representatives'


It's that time of year again to submit our chapter's list of Consultation Representatives (formerly known as Voting Delegates), for the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the RNAO. This year will mark RNAO's 91st Annual General Meeting!

[Voting] Consultation Representatives play a vital role in the activities of the Association. The Hamilton Chapter is entitled (based on membership size) to send 10 Consultation Representatives to this year's AGM. These Representatives ensure that the voices of Hamilton's nurses are heard.