Happy holidays

The holiday season is a time for giving and caring. Our holiday traditions might be different this year, but the spirit of the season is stronger than ever. We see it in the actions of our friends, our neighbours, our colleagues, our service providers and, most of all, our dedicated health care professionals.

As the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic carry on during the holidays, so do Ontario’s nurses. As always, you will be there to provide expert care to patients and support to families.

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Answers to your annual renewal questions

It’s time to renew your membership for 2021. If you haven’t done so already, you can quickly and easily renew online by logging in to Maintain Your Membership.


CNO’s sole mandate is to protect the public by promoting safe nursing practice — but we don’t do it alone. We rely on you — our partners in safety — to engage in the process of public safety with us. All nurses take part in the process of regulating their profession. 

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Help #StoptheSpread. Download the COVID Alert app

The Canadian government has created a COVID alert app to enhance contact tracing efforts by public health units across several provinces, including Ontario. The easy-to-use and free app alerts users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and can let others know if they’ve tested positive, without sharing any personal information.

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Our greatest hits of the past 10 years

As 2020 comes to a close, we’re looking back at the decade that was and reflecting on all we’ve achieved together. Ten years ago, our board approved a bold new strategic plan that would set our goals for the next decade: build confidence in the nursing profession, advance the use of CNO knowledge and lead in regulatory innovation. Those guiding principles informed all of our work.


At their recent meeting, the board approved a new plan that sets our strategy for the future: Strategy 2021-2024. You’ll hear much more about this plan in upcoming months.


Before we jump into a brand-new year, let’s take a moment to celebrate the successes we achieved together.



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