If you are interested in sponsoring the 2018 RPNAO 60th Anniversary Annual General Meeting and Conference,
please contact Alison Toscano by email or by phone at 905-415-2220 x257 

Diamond Sponsor

Johnson Inc.

As a member of the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO), you can take advantage of Johnson Inc.’s Preferred Service Home-Auto Plan.

Johnson Inc. is a national provider of insurance and benefits. With origins dating back more than 125 years, Johnson Inc. has more than 1300 employees in over 70 locations across the country. The company prides itself on offering award-winning customer service and has been recognized as the world leader in customer relationship management. Headquartered in St. John’s, NL, Johnson Inc. is one of Canada’s leading and fastest growing providers of insurance.

Visit Johnson Inc. online at www.johnson.ca/rpnao or call 1-877-632-2965 for a no-obligation quote on your home or auto insurance. To ensure your savings, please provide our group ID code which is available either by speaking with a receptionist at RPNAO or found under the Members Only area of the website.

Platinum Sponsor

Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LPBaird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP

Baird MacGregor, the RPNAO’s broker of choice, has been delivering a well-crafted comprehensive Professional Liability insurance program to RPNAO’s members since 1986. At Baird MacGregor, we are committed to accountability, consistency, innovation and excellence in all that we do. We have specialized in providing cost-effective insurance and unique risk management solutions since 1979 and are proud of our long standing partnership with the RPNAO.

The RPNAO membership includes Professional Liability Insurance protection for all members of the RPNAO, should they receive notification from the College of Nurses that they have committed a fault, error, omission or negligent act, while rendering health or social services, within the profession of nursing.

Every practicing nurse needs this insurance to help protect their career, as well as their assets and livelihoods. The value of having this insurance at any stage in your career as a nurse is crucial. Not only does this demonstrate professionalism, but it provides you with the peace of mind in knowing you are protected. As a member, subject to policy terms and conditions, you are covered everywhere that you may practice nursing in Ontario with insurance that exceeds the requirements of the College of Nurses.

For membership information please contact the RPNAO at 905-602-4664 / 1-877-602-4664. Brochures are available upon request.

Gold Sponsor


Unifor - Ontario Health Care Council

On Labour Day 2013, we brought together two strong unions, the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP), to create a new union for a new era.

We formed Unifor as an act of hope, that together we could ensure that good jobs, economic progress, equality and social justice can be achieved for us and for our children.

Unifor is the largest private-sector union in the country, and yet one in every six of our 305,000 members is a public sector worker. Nearly 30,000 members work in health care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical services, community services, social services and in home care.

Unifor represents workers in every sector of the Canadian economy, and our diversity is one of our strengths. That means that when we speak about issues that are important for health care, like renewing the national Health Accord, preserving and improving public hospital services, or fighting creeping privatization, we have support from a broad spectrum of Canadians who recognize the value of Medicare. Our entire union thanks you for the work you do and the contributions you make to provide us with a world class health care system.

SEIU Healthcare 

SEIU Healthcare represents more than 60,000 healthcare and community service workers across Ontario. The union's members work in hospitals, homecare, nursing and retirement homes, and community services throughout the province. SEIU Healthcare has a strong track record of improving wages, benefits and working conditions for healthcare workers, supporting the training and development needs of its members, and strengthening standards in the management and delivery of patient and client care.

Website: www.seiuhealthcare.ca

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The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) is the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 34,000 staff at 120 hospital sites and long term care facilities across Ontario.

CUPE represents 70,000 hospital and long term care staff in Ontario and 150,000 nation- wide, making it Canada’s largest healthcare union.

The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions represents 10,000 Registered Practical Nurses working in Ontario hospitals and long term care facilities.

OCHU is very active in the promotion of high quality patient and resident care.

OCHU is currently campaigning on the issue of violence against healthcare staff. Together with Unifor, OCHU is asking the federal government to amend the Canadian Criminal Code to make assault against a healthcare worker a more criminal serious offence.

In partnership with the University of Stirling OCHU has sponsored focus groups of nurses and other hospital staff about the violence they have experienced at work. This study will be published in the fall. A study of violence against long term care staff will be published in the spring.

OCHU and CUPE are proud to partner with RPNAO to promote the skills and compassion of Ontario’s Registered Practical Nurses.

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Bayshore HealthCare is one of the country’s leading providers of home and community health care services and is a Canadian-owned company. With over 100 locations across the country, including 65 home care offices, 13 pharmacies and 66 community care clinics, Bayshore has more than 13,000 staff members and provides care to over 350,000 clients. Its services are purchased by government care programs, insurance companies, workers’ compensation boards, health care organizations, the corporate sector and the public. The Bayshore brand extends across four business divisions: Bayshore Home Health (medical and non-medical home care and staffing services), Bayshore Home Care Solutions (home care services for government care programs), Bayshore Specialty Rx (specialty pharmacy, infusion and pharmaceutical patient support services), and Bayshore Therapy & Rehab (physiotherapy and rehabilitation services). The company’s goal is to enhance the quality of life, well-being, dignity and independence of Canadians of all ages. Bayshore HealthCare has been a recipient of Canada’s Best Managed Companies award since 2006.

Website: www.bayshore.ca

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Silver Sponsor


Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. Our vision is; Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2016 amounted to approximately SEK 101bn (EUR 10.7bn). The business operations are based on a sustainable business model with focus on value creation for people and nature. The company has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity used to be part of the SCA Group. More information at www.essity.com.

Innomar Strategies

At Innomar Strategies, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures.  With over 140 clinics and more than 400 nurses across the country, we are the leading specialty patient support provider in Canada.

We partner closely with manufacturers, healthcare providers, pharmacies and payers to ensure patients have consistent and reliable access to specialty medication.

The patient is at the heart of everything we do.  With our integrated approach and commitment to best-in-class care, Innomar Strategies helps navigate the patient journey to optimize healthier outcomes.  Visit us at www.innomar-strategies.com.

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St Elizabeth


Saint Elizabeth is a national social enterprise providing home care, health solutions and education to people where they are and when they need it. With Canadian roots and more than 100 years of expertise, the not-for-profit charitable organization is accelerating health care innovation to support healthy lives globally. Through its team of 9,000 health leaders, Saint Elizabeth delivers 20,000 care exchanges daily, totaling 50 million in the last decade alone. Learn more at saintelizabeth.com or find us on social media.

Website: saintelizabeth.com

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

With a dedicated staff of more than 3,000 physicians, clinicians, researchers, educators and support staff, CAMH offers outstanding clinical care to more than 34,000 patients each year. The organization conducts groundbreaking research, provides expert training to health care professionals and scientists, develops innovative health promotion and prevention strategies, and advocates on public policy issues at all levels of government. And through our Foundation, we're working to raise tens of millions of additional dollars to fund new programs and research and augment services.

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CNA is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing, representing over 139,000 registered nurses and nurse practitioners across Canada. CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

L’AIIC est la voix professionnelle nationale et mondiale des soins infirmiers au Canada représentant plus de 139 000 infirmières et infirmiers autorisés et infirmières et infirmiers praticiens du Canada. L’AIIC fait progresser la pratique et la profession infirmières afin d’améliorer les résultats pour la santé et de renforcer le système de santé public et sans but lucratif du Canada. 

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EarthAngels is a Canadian company proud to offer gift boxes for healthcare professionals and first responders aimed to help relax, recharge and get prepared for work.  The EarthAngels Nurse Box, the EANbox, is Canada's first subscription box for nurses offering Canadian made all-natural wellness, beauty and lifestyle products coupled with quality medical supplies and accessories you can take to work.  Nurses spend their time at work caring for others and often spend their personal time caring for their families typically leaving little time for themselves.  The EANbox is a reminder to take some time and care for yourself while helping you relax, recharge and get prepared.  The EANbox is the perfect gift for Christmas, Nurse's Week, graduation or just a thank you.
EarthAngels is proud to support Hope Air, a Canadian medical charity that flies Canadians in financial need to medical treatments far from home.  $1 from each EANbox will be donated to Hope Air each year.  By supporting EarthAngels and the EANbox you are directly contributing to Canadians getting access the important medical care they need. 
Wellness. Beauty. Lifestyle. Healthcare.  All in one box delivered straight to your door.  

Follow us or join our email list @ OUREARTHANGELS.CA

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Fanshawe College 

Fanshawe's School of Nursing develops well-rounded, skilled healers who work the front lines of health care. Students benefit from learning from experienced nursing practice leaders and from having the opportunity to be educated in one of the top health care hubs in North America. Fanshawe provides flexible learning and experiential education opportunities, designed to help individuals unlock their potential and achieve success in their profession.  If you are looking to re-skill, or for learning opportunities to meet labour market needs, consider Fanshawe College. A variety of program offerings including certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate programs exist. For information visit 

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Georgian College 

Georgian’s leadership in co-op, student work experience and entrepreneurship education can accelerate your learning, your career and your future. We offer a variety of full-time, part-time, online and blended learning options for Nursing diplomas, degrees, and post-graduate certificates. With hundreds of Nursing students graduating from our programs each year we also recruit both RNs and RPNs to support nursing education in classroom and practicum settings!

Visit us at: https://www.georgiancollege.ca/

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Gerontological Nursing Association Ontario

The Gerontological Nursing Association Ontario is an organization comprised of all classes of registered nurses (RNs), registered practical nurses (RPNs), retired nurses and student nurses, as well as allied health care workers (both professional and non-regulated) who are engaged in the care and well-being of older adults. Gerontological nursing is exciting and diverse — we work in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, home care, community care, public health, retirement homes, long-term care homes and more! We are passionate about issues affecting older adults, including delirium, dementia, depression, bone health, falls, elder abuse, palliative care, and more.


Home Comfort Care ServicesAlt

At Home Comfort Care Services, we are focused on providing the most complete selection of specialty home health care products and services. We want to assist you in staying active and independent. Our professional expertise and personal service can meet all of your home health care needs. We have highly trained staff who continue to assist in finding the right product or mobility aids to ensure you continue to have a better quality of life. 

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Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) is a defined benefit pension plan. Our mission is to deliver on our pension promise to our more than 339,000 healthcare workers in Ontario.

As a defined benefit or DB plan, our pension is based on a formula. Members make regular contributions over the length of their career. When they retire, they receive a defined benefit: a monthly income based on how much they earned and how many years they contributed. Once members begin receiving their benefits they receive it for life - they will not outlive their pension.

Visit us at www.hoopp.com

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AltHospice Palliative Care Ontario 

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) is a provincial association which provides leadership on behalf of its members by informing policy and promoting awareness, education, knowledge transfer and best practices in the pursuit of quality hospice palliative care in Ontario. Our members include nurses, social workers, case managers, palliative care specialists, family physicians, therapists, palliative care educators, hospices, long-term care homes, palliative care programs and hospitals. HPCO envisions a future where every person and family in the province of Ontario can quickly and easily access the finest standard of hospice palliative care when required.

Visit us at: www.hpco.ca

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Nurses Pleasure

We provide unique scrubs for all sectors of health care including: hospitals, long term care, dental offices, veterinary offices, and janitorial services. Group purchases can be obtained for schools and offices. No order too big or too small. We’re mobile, we come to wherever you are, and ship all over Canada.

Visit us at: www.nursespleasure.com



Occupational Health Practical Nurses & Associates present a basis for Practical Nurses to expand their role in the community – specifically in workplaces. We offer a strategic platform with a voice, education to excel, and personal & professional development to become leaders in occupational health. 

Odd Duck

We’re an Ontario-based compression sock design and distribution business specializing in customize solutions for the health industry. Our socks are a premium quality with bold styles that promote all-day comfort and happiness for professionals on their feet.

Visit us at the conference for an RPNAO one-day special offer for small and large quantities. Learn more at www.OddDuckSocks.com every day is an Odd Duck day


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The Specialty Interest Group actively promotes and supports the RPN in the OR setting by providing continuing professional education through conferences, workshops and newsletters.

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