Membership Fees

There are a number of different membership fees for RNAO. Below is a listing of the various types.

Canadian Nurses' Association (CNA) membership is now optional with your RNAO Membership, for an additional cost of $62.09 per year.

The voluntary Legal Assistance Program (LAP) was established by RNAO in 1986 to assist nurses with certain legal problems, on a case-by-case basis, related to the professional practice.

The cost for LAP is only $65.57 per year in addition to your RNAO membership. The program provides up to $10,000 in legal expense reimbursement for qualified issues. You must be a member of RNAO and have LAP at the time of the incident.

Learn more about LAP.

RNAO fees include HST

Are RNAO fees tax deductible?

As the College of Nurses of Ontario requires all nurses registered to practice in Ontario to hold Professional Liability Protection by March 31, 2014 and RNAO membership satisfies such requirement, RNAO fees may be deductible in taxation year 2014.

If you are unsure about your circumstances, it’s best to seek professional advice.

RNAO Fee Categories
Fee Category 2014-2015 Fee
Regular Fee $56.50
RN Emeritus or Lifetime Achievement Award winner (formerly Honourary Life Member) $0
*Interest Group Member fee (* see Interest Group Member Discount note below) $56.50
New Graduate fee $0
Currently Under/Unemployed $56.50
Retired $56.50
ONA Group fee $56.50
CUPE Group fee $56.50
Waterloo Region Group fee $56.50
Tri-Hospital of Peel Group fee $56.50
Out of Province Associate $56.50
Friend of RNAO $56.50

Interest Group Member Discount: Some membership discounts are available when you sign up for a particular Interest Group. All groups listed with * qualify for membership discount.

Interest Group Fees
Clinical Nurse Specialist Interest Group (CNSIG) $15
*Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group (CHNIG) $45
Complementary Therapies Nurses' Interest Group (CTNIG) $25 ($10New Grads/Retired)
Diabetes Nursing Interest Group (DNIG) $35 ($25 w/proof of DES Membership)
*Gerontological Nursing Association Ontario (GNAO) $65 ($30 Retired)
*Independent Practice Nurses (IPNIG) $35
International Nursing Interest Group (INIG) $25
*Maternal Child Nurses' Interest Group (MCNIG) $25
Men in Nursing Interest Group (MINIG) $20
*Mental Health Nursing Interest Group (MHNIG) $35 ($15 to MHNIG/$20 to CFMHN)
*Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario (NPAO) $425.10 ($209.86 Unemployed/Retired $20 with proof of NP student status)
*Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario (NLN.ON) $55
*Nursing Research Interest Group (NRIG) $20
Nursing Students of Ontario (NSO) Free
Occupational Health Nurses Interest Group (OHNIG) $20
Ontario Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (OARN) $35
Ontario Campus Health Nursing Association (OCHNA) $25 ($10 Retired, Emeritus, New Grad)
Ontario Correctional Nurses' Interest Group (OCNIG) $30
*Ontario Family Practice Nurses (OFPN) $50
Ontario Nurses for the Environment Interest Group (ONEIG) $10
Ontario Nursing Informatics Group (ONIG) $40
Ontario PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA) $50
Ontario Woundcare Interest Group (OntWIG) $35
Palliative Care Nurses Interest Group (PCNIG) $30
Parish Nursing Interest Group (PNIG) $40
*Pediatric Nurses Interest Group (PedNIG) $35
*Provincial Nurse Educator Interest Group (PNEIG) $20
Rainbow Nursing Interest Group (RNIG) $20
RN First Assistant Interest Group (RNFA) $25
Staff Nurse Interest Group (SNIG) $25
Telepractice Nursing Interest Group (TPNIG) $30
Did you find an Interest Group that matches your interests? If yes, be sure to add that fee to your membership fee below.
Choose the membership category that best matches you.