Welcome to Hamilton Chapter

Chapter Co-Chair: Lisa Richter
Chapter Co-Chair: Ruth Schofield
I.T. ENO: Elizabeth Stec and Sriti Mizan
Treasurer/Financial Officer: Irene Molenaar
Communications & Public Relations: Nicki Desprey
Secretary: Bev Morgan
Membership & Services ENO: Rebecca Cosby
Student Liaison: Carrie Bullard
Student Rep:Joanna Chu

Region 3 Board Representative: Aric Rankin


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.

Privacy and Confidentiality of Health Information in the Digital Age in Simcoe on December 3, 2015

2015 Newsletter!

Our 2015 newsletter is done! Open the file below to read about what we've been upto this year!

Apply for a chapter bursary or award today!

We are now taking applications for our Chapter Bursary and for the Lauren Packer Memorial Award. Please see attached documents for guidelines and application. Application for both awards closes on Nov 1, 2015.

Relevance, Resolve and Resiliency: Nursing in Canada in an Evolving Healthcare System

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 19:00

Join us for our Fall 2015 event with Dr. Barbara Mildon, RN, PhD, CHE, CCHN(C), Former CNA President! See attached poster for further details.

GNAO AGM with speaker Dr Vanessa Burkoski

RNAO’s president, Dr. Vanessa Burkoski is coming to speak at the GNAO AGM on Monday, October 19. The topic is  Physician Assisted Death: How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Healthcare. This event is at the Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre at 555 Bay St. N., Hamilton starting with networking and drinks (5 PM), followed by dinner (6 PM), Annual General Meeting (6:30 PM) and our speaker at 7 PM. Note you can just attend for the speaker from 7 to 8 pm.

See attached poster for more details!

Nursing Trivia Night in Brantford

Attention all nurses:

The Brant-haldimand-norfolk chapter is hosting a nursing trivia night!

Where: Northridge Golf Course, 320 Balmoral Drive, Brantford, ON
When: September 24th 2015 @ 7:30pm
Cost: Teams of 2-4 - $10.00 per person, Nursing students are 2 for 1

To register or if you have questions, contact Kyla Gallagher at kgallagher102@gmail.com – Pay at the door.

HHS 2015 Nursing Celebration May 14

Please see attached poster for details on the Hamilton Health Sciences Nursing Week Celebration on May 14, 2015