Cost of Interest Group: $65; $30 for retired & associate members; free for undergraduate nursing students
Website: www.gnaontario.org 
About the GNAO
The GNAO was founded in Toronto in 1974 by a group of nurses united by a concern for the health and well-being of the older adult. The association incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit entity, with a provincial board and governing by-laws. In November 2011, GNAO entered into a conjoint relationship with the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (www.cgna.net ), expanding the voice and influence of our members to the national level.
The GNAO serves a membership of over 1800 nurses and associates, with 11 chapters throughout Ontario. Each chapter holds regular meetings as well as educational events and activities to enhance gerontological knowledge and practice and to advocate for older adults living in your community.
To advocate for a high standard of nursing care and related health services for older persons and to promote professionalism in gerontological nursing practice
Gerontological nursing practice is derived from a specific and evolving body of knowledge pertaining to nursing and the older person. GNAO has adopted the CGNA’s Gerontological Nursing Competencies and Standards of Practice 2010 and a link to these standards is available on our website www.gnaontario.org 
By joining the GNAO, you are influencing gerontological practices at the grassroots level, as well as at the provincial and national levels. Your membership is valued whether you are actively engaged or demonstrating support for the work of others in our association.
Contact: Julie Rubel, RN, BScN, GNC(c)  GNAO President