Appendix G: Statements of interest


The Leading Change Toolkit™ is not binding on nurses, other health providers, or the organizations that employ them. The use of the Leading Change Toolkit™ should be flexible and based on individual needs and local circumstances. It constitutes neither liability nor discharge from liability. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents at the time of publication, neither the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) nor Healthcare Excellence Canada (HEC) gives any guarantee as to the accuracy of the information contained in them or accepts any liability with respect to loss, damage, injury or expense arising from any such errors or omission in the contents of this work.


With the exception of those portions of this document for which a specific prohibition or limitation against copying appears, the balance of this document may be produced, reproduced, and published in its entirety, without modification, in any form, including in electronic form, for educational or non-commercial purposes. Should any adaptation of the material be required for any reason, written permission must be obtained from RNAO. Appropriate credit or citation must appear on all copied materials as follows:

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (2021), in partnership with Healthcare Excellence Canada. Leading Change Toolkit  (3rd ed.).


The Leading Change Toolkit™ (RNAO, 2021), developed in partnership with HEC, was partially funded by HEC and the Ontario Ministry of Health. All work produced by RNAO, including the  Leading Change Toolkit™, is editorially independent of its funding source.

Declaration of conflict of interest

In the context of the Leading Change Toolkit™, the term “conflict of interest” (COI) refers to situations in which an RNAO staff member and/or expert panel member’s financial, professional, intellectual, personal, organizational, or other relationships may compromise their ability to conduct panel work independently.

Before participating with the Leading Change Toolkit™ development, expert panel members were asked to complete a COI declaration form to outline any perceived and/or actual conflicts. Expert panel members were also asked to declare any COI at the beginning of each panel and working group meeting, and prior to publication. Any COI declared by an expert panel member was reviewed by the Leading Change Toolkit™ Development Team and expert panel co-chairs. No limiting conflicts were identified. For any inquiries regarding COI and the Leading Change Toolkit™, please contact us via email at

Land acknowledgment

We acknowledge that the office of the RNAO is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Huron Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This land is still the home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this territory. By making a land acknowledgment, we are taking part in an act of reconciliation, honouring the land and Indigenous heritage, which dates back more than 10,000 years. We encourage you to learn about the land you reside on and the treaties that are attached to it. Land acknowledgments are an act of reconciliation and we must all do our part.

Contact information

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
500-4211 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9