Council Elections

Voting is now open. If you are eligible to vote in this election, our election administrator Big Pulse Online Voting sent you an email on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Open the email and click the link to get your ballot and vote. If you don’t receive the email, check your junk/spam folder. If you still can’t find it, let us know

You’ll also get reminder emails from Big Pulse Online Voting on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 and on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

The deadline to cast your vote is 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

What's Council?

Council is CNO’s board of directors, and it’s comprised of nurses and members of the public. Together, they have one goal: to protect the public. Council makes important decisions that shape the regulation of nursing and promote public safety. 

The candidates

Meet this year’s candidates for election to CNO’s board of directors. Every candidate has been asked to describe what knowledge, skills and character attributes they would bring to the board if elected. Click on a candidate’s name to read their answers. Before you vote, reflect on which of the candidate(s) have the competencies and attributes required to be an effective voice for patients in Ontario.

Region

RNs

RPNs

Southwestern 

 

Positions available for 2 RNs

Ramona Dunn 
Michelle Kotrly  
Mary Ellen Renwick       

Positions available for 1 RPN

Mary Furlan 
Donna May       

Central Western 

 

Positions available for 2 RNs

Priscilla Ankamah 
Venessa Bailey 
B. Michelle Heffernan 
Aisha Jahangir 
Catherine Summers

Position available for 1 RPN

Raj Kaur 
Nancy Riddell       

Central Toronto

 

 No RN positions available

Position available for 1 RPN

Katie Bechard 
Jacalyn Krzak-Byng 
Deanna Dudley 
Samantha Esteves 
Rodolfo D. Lastimosa, Jr 
Dana Nemis 
Harjot Sodhi        


 Where are elections taking place this year?

This year, we’re holding elections in the Southwestern and Central Western districts for RNs (including NPs) and RPNs, as well as in the Central Toronto district for RPNs.

Electoral District 1: Southwestern 
Composed of the counties of Elgin, Essex, Huron, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford and Perth.

  • 2 RNs or NPs and 1 RPN will be elected

Electoral District 2: Central Western 
Composed of the counties of Brant, Bruce, Grey, Wellington and Dufferin and the regional municipalities of Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara and Waterloo.

  • 2 RNs or NPs and 1 RPN will be elected

Electoral District 9: Central/Toronto 
Composed of the municipality of metropolitan Toronto, the County of Simcoe and the regional municipalities of Halton, Peel and York.

  • 1 RPN will be elected

If you live and work in different districts, here’s how to find your electoral district.

If you...

Your electoral district is based on

Work in nursing in Ontario

Your primary employer’s address as listed on CNO’s register

Not currently working in nursing, but live in Ontario

Your home address as listed on CNO’s register

Work in nursing in another province, but live in Ontario

Your home address as listed on CNO’s register

Do not work or live in Ontario

You are not eligible to participate in the election

 

 

What is the schedule for the election?

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

Nomination period opens

Friday, Nov. 27, 2020

Deadline for candidates to submit nomination form

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020

Deadline for candidates to submit candidate information
and conflict of interest forms

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Voting opens (Eligible voters will receive an e-mail
containing a ballot and candidate information from CNO's
election provider, Big Pulse)

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

Deadline to vote (5 p.m. EST)

Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 Candidates informed of election results
Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 Deadline for candidates to request a recount
Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 Election results posted on cno.org

Questions?

Send an email to elections@cnomail.org

Page last reviewed January 20, 2021