The Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario supports the role of advanced nursing practice in Ontario through the provision of professional networking opportunities and educational development activities for its members. Among the goals of the association is the clarification and promotion of the role of advanced nursing practice within the nursing profession and among other health care professionals, health care employers, consumers and policy makers.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario supports the publication of research and coordinates regional activities. Membership benefits include: educational initiatives and a newsletter addressing such issues as group updates, joint activities with RNAO, unionization, conference notices and calls for abstracts and masters/doctoral program descriptions.
Membership is open to Practising Members, those who are RNAO members and are currently in an advanced nursing practice role, and Affiliate members, those who are RNAO members and have a commitment to advanced nursing practice.
Contact: Paul-André Gauthier, RN, CNS; DMD, MN, PhD (nursing) firstname.lastname@example.org 
If you are already an RNAO member and wish to add the Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario to your membership, please contact RNAO at 1-800-268-7199 (toll-free) or 416-599-1925.