Welcome to Toronto West Chapter

Toronto West Executive:

  • Board Representative: Hilda Swirsky, RN, BScN, MEd hswirsky@RNAO.ca
  • Immediate Past Board Representative: Paula Manuel, RN, MN pmanuel@RNAO.ca
  • Policy & Political Action Executive Network Officer (ENO): Hilary Hall
  • Communications ENO: Monica DiFonzo
  • Social Media ENO: Kathleen Kerr & Holly Smither
  • Financial Officer: Marva McCalla
  • Membership ENO: Vacant
  • Student representative Humber/UNB: Christine Carlile
  • Student representative York University: Catherine Cenkowski, Ashley Aman
  • Student representative University of Toronto: TBC
  • Student representative UOIT Egers Metaj
  • Assembly Rep: Kamala Persad-Ford
  • Assembly Rep: Paula Manuel

Why Toronto Health Matters: All Candidates Debate

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 18:30 - 20:30

Do you know where your candidates stand on health and health care in the upcoming election?

HOLD THE DATE - 3rd Annual December Celebration

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 17:30 - 20:30

Region 6 & Region 7 Executive Invites you to the   3rd Annual December Celebration

RNAO Open Café: Municipal Advocacy and the Modern Nurse

As the finale of the Political Cafés for 2015, we are hosting the capstone event for all RNs in Region 6 &7:

Workshop on Action for Social Change

Where? Bread and Bowl, 2 Murray Street, Toronto (Elm and University, near Mt. Sinai Hospital)

When? Tuesday, June 9, 2015,  6 - 9 p.m.

Refreshments and light snacks provided. All RNs welcome even if not an RNAO member

Please RSVP to ltelford@sympatico.ca

Facilitated by Region 7 political action committee members and Brian Hyndman, MHSc, PhD(C). Brian has over twenty years of experience in building the capacity of those involved in healthy policy making. His current research focuses on health equity and policy change strategies specifically focused on the social determinants of health. He is a past member of the Toronto Board of Health.

One Member One Vote The Canadidates for President Elect

We encourage RNAO Region 6 members to log on to MyRNAO March 31st to begin voting on the positions up for election.

We have attached the profiles of the President Elect candidates, we wish them well and thank you for stepping forward.

Also thank you to Hilda Swirsky and congratulations, she will be the next Region 6 Representative for the term of 2015-2017.


Paula Manuel

Region 6 Representative

Consultation Reps 2015 Region 6

Dear Region 6 Members:

2015 is an important year for RNAO as we mark our milestone of 90 years, the work of planning the RNAO Annual General Meeting (AGM) for April 16-18 have been underway for a number of weeks.  This email is our annual call for 19 Consultation Representatives (formerly Voting Delegates) to represent Region 6 (Toronto West).

The requirements of the position:

Movie - African Grandmothers Tribunal: Seeking justice at the frontlines of the AIDS crisis

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 18:30 - 21:30
AIDS Ribbon

In honour of World AIDS Day, join us afterwards for an engaging panel discussion moderated by Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio One’s The Current. Panelists include Stephen Lewis (SLF Chair & Co-Founder), Joy Phumaphi (Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance) and Justine Ojambo (National Director, Phoebe Education Fund for Orphans, Uganda).


Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are available for purchase by SLF supporters through this private Bloor Hot Docs Theatre link: http://bit.ly/1sjsNzK

Region 6 & 7 December Dinner

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 18:00 - 22:00

Please join us for our 2nd annual December Celebration! An evening of food, fun, door prizes and celebrations with our special guest, RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun!

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Where: Radisson Hotel Toronto East

55 Hallcrown Place, Toronto ON M2J 4R1 
Victoria Park & 401, Room Courtney A & B