Employer Reference Group

The Employer Reference Group is made up of nurse employers from across Ontario who share information and collaborate on nursing regulatory issues of mutual interest.

The group enhances professional collaboration between nurse employers and the CNO and provides opportunities for education, discussion and consultation related to regulatory issues and accountability.

The main objectives of the Employer Reference Group is to:

  • Discuss and collaborate on regulatory related topics of interest
  • Clarify respective roles related to public protection
  • Identify areas to support employers needs relating to nursing regulation such as policies, standards, guidelines, reporting and professional conduct processes
  • Propose recommendations for consideration related to regulatory work

The Employer Reference group consists of CNO representatives and nursing employers that reflect the diversity of the nursing profession, practice settings and unique populations of the health care system in Ontario.

Read the terms of reference

David Aoki 
Region of Waterloo Public Health
Metzie Lacroxi 
Sienna Senior Living

Shirley Bourdouleix
Indigenous Services Canada, Government of Canada 

Jennifer McCaw 
Hastings Manor for the Aged 
Katarina Busija 
ParaMed Home Health Care 
Linda Ogilvie 
Ministry of Community Safety and Corrections
Charlie Byer 
Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Nitha Reno 
The Regional Municipality of Durham 
Charissa Cordon 
Trillium Health Partners 
Dionne Sinclair 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Antonina De Pau 
The Ottawa Hospital 
Mathew Wong 
VHA Home HealthCare 
Alison Girouard 

Pam Hubley
University Health Network






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