Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

International Nursing Interest Group (INIG)

International Nursing Interest Group (INIG)

Cost: $25 for regular RNAO members; $20 for new grads; $12.50 for undergraduate nursing students

The International Nursing Interest Group (INIG) is an official interest group of RNAO.

INIG is interested in promoting universally accessible, affordable and equitable health care for all. INIG endeavours to create an environment which fosters growth, understanding and collaboration on global issues that impact nurses and nursing practice locally, nationally and internationally.

INIG strives to meet the following objectives: to provide opportunities for members to exchange ideas and information concerning health care and nursing issues in the context of international health experiences; to provide and promote educational opportunities for nurses related to international health issues; to increase awareness of developments and issues in primary health care using the WHO definition (1978); to network with similar groups locally, nationally, and internationally to increase awareness of transcultural/international experiences; to provide a forum for nurses to examine Ontario’s health-care system, comparing and contrasting it to other health-care systems nationally and internationally; to disseminate information about RNAO and facilitate dialogue between the professional association and INIG; to promote social justice and equity to all people (recipients or providers of health care).

INIG holds a minimum of two to three general meetings per year. Some of these meetings are coordinated through teleconferencing. INIG publishes and circulates two newsletters per year to keep all members informed of our activities. An educational event is offered at every meeting. Join INIG when you sign up or renew your RNAO membership.

Contact: Kamala Persad-Ford, INIG Chair

Chair - Kamala Persad-Ford
Finance - Philicia Joseph
Communication (Newsletter)- Emilia Giddens
Communication (Minutes) - Katia Wong
Membership Services - Hania Siddiqui
IT & Social Media - Rachel Jeong
IT & Social Media - David Oldenburger
Policy & Political Action - IsoldeDaiski
Student Liaison - Michael Rix

If you are already an RNAO member and wish to add INIG to your membership, please contact RNAO at 1-800-268-7199 (toll-free) or 416-599-1925.