Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Inspire change in nursing and health care: Submit your resolution by Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. (EST)

To add your voice to nursing, health and health-care issues, RNAO is encouraging individual members, chapters, regions without chapters, and interest groups to submit resolutions for review and discussion at the 2020 AGM.

Resolutions can be submitted here: Deadline to submit is Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. (EST). 

When submitting a resolution, please note the following:

-    Resolutions must bear the signature(s) of RNAO member(s) in good standing.
-    Resolutions submitted on a chapter or interest groups behalf must have been provided to their members for consultation and a formal vote. RNAO home office can assist with the voting process.
-    A backgrounder (one-page maximum) must accompany each resolution. This single page will include any references. The font used must be no smaller than Arial 10 or Times New Roman 11. Margins must also be reasonable (an absolute minimum of 0.7 all around).
-    All resolutions will be reviewed by the provincial resolutions committee.
-    For clarity of purpose and precision in the wording of your resolution, we recommend it include no more than three 'Whereas'; and preferably only one, but never more than two, 'Therefore be it resolved that…'
-    Submitters of resolutions (or a designated representative who is fully aware of the resolution) shall be required to speak to the resolution at the AGM and to speak to the motion (including attending the informal resolutions session preceding the official AGM business).

Previous resolutions include calls for action on Lyme disease, for collaborative community-based interventions to address mental health challenges Ontario children and youth face, and for RNAO to support the psychological health and safety of nurses in work environments across all sectors.

For more information on resolution guidelines and examples of successful resolutions, please visit:

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