The Rainbow Nursing Interest Group (RNIG), an interest group of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, was co-founded by Jean Clipsham and Dianne Roedding in 2007.
RNIG values evidence-informed, inclusive, reflective, respectful, safe and supportive care and environments for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.
RNIG envisions every space a positive space.
To foster and advocate for nursing practice and environments that support people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.
Challenging invisibility and silencing faced by LGBTT2SIQQAA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual and Ally) people.
Facilitate evidence-informed nursing care that reflects the needs of LGBTT2SIQQAA clients
To advocate for LGBTT2SIQQA clients and provide resources, support and knowledge for registered nurses, their communities, and each other.
The story behind our RNIG design:
Lively, colourful: the rainbow represents pride; RN to represent Rainbow Nursing and can also be associated with Registered Nurse
Overlapping pink/blue represents the continuum of gender roles and sexual orientation
All the letters touching represents the idea of inclusion
Cost of interest group: $20 for RN's, free for RN undergrad students and the unemployed.
RNIG Executive Team
Linda Holm - Financial
Judy MacDonnell & Roya Haghiri-Vijeh - Policy and Political Action
Sarah Quinto & Priscilla Li - Communication
Akuah Frempong - Membership
[Vacant] - Student Liasion