RNAO encourages members, chapters, regions without chapters and interest groups to submit resolutions for review and discussion at RNAO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Members who submit resolutions help raise the profile of important nursing and health issues and engage colleagues in discussions that matter to RNs, NPs and nursing students.

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Resolutions process

Call for resolutions

Resolutions can be submitted throughout the year up to 5 p.m. (ET) on the Monday of the 17th week immediately preceding the week in which RNAO’s AGM is held.

Review of resolutions

All resolutions are reviewed by the Provincial Resolutions Committee to ensure they meet guidelines. The committee will provide comments to submitters regarding any key issues or concerns related to a resolution. The committee will prepare a report to be circulated to RNAO’S board of directors and members of the association at least four weeks before the date of the AGM.

Presentation at AGM

Submitters present their resolutions for consideration at the AGM to consultation representatives from each provincial interest group and chapter/regions without chapters. Consultation representatives review and vote for the resolutions to be worked on for the upcoming year.

Following AGM

RNAO staff collaborate with resolution submitters to work on carried resolutions and provide a report at the next AGM.

Carried at the 2023 AGM

Expand regulatory authority for nurse practitioners
Support allowing nurse practitioners to authorize applications for hearing devices
Advocate for expanded funding for attending nurse practitioners in retirement homes
Promote a “right-size” children’s health-care system
Improve nursing working conditions to prevent workplace injuries
Advocate for a strategy to address the opioid crisis

Carried at the 2022 AGM

Including racism in the nursing curricula
Inquiry on impacts of racism in nursing
Racism in nursing education and practice settings
Transition to practice for new nursing graduates
Improving the quality of nursing preceptorship
Supporting learning & change within RNAO

Carried at the 2021 AGM

Supporting mental health and suicide prevention
Integrated strategy to address substance use disorder
Research and advocacy to support new graduate nurses
Decriminalization of drug possession for personal use
Strategies for Truth and Reconciliation
Sexual and gender minorities content in the nursing standards

Submit a resolution

Submissions are now open. Deadline for submission is Jan.31, 2024.

SubMit a resolution

Carried at the 2020 AGM

Regulation of e-cigarettes and vaping for Ontario youth
Access to safe drinking water and sanitation
Research & awareness of strong environmental laws
Interventions for the mistreatment of older adults
Addressing vaccine hesitancy