If you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 RPNAO 61st 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 http://rpnao.johnson.ca 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.


Silver Sponsor


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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Essity, a leading global hygiene & health company dedicated to improving well-being through products and solutions.  Essentials for everyday life. Essity’s sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Essity sells in approximately 150 countries under leading global brands TENA, Jobst, Leukoplast, Tork, and others.  47,000 employees and net 2018 sales of approximately EUR 11.6bn. Essity global headquarters is in Sweden with Canadian manufacturing in Drummondville, Quebec.  On Nasdaq Stockholm. www.tenaprofessionals.ca or  www.essity.com 

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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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Bayshore HealthCareBayshore Healthcare

Bayshore HealthCare has a wealth of more than forty years’ experience helping Canadian families.

We've proudly grown to become Canada's largest provider of home and community health care services. We deliver an experience that makes a positive difference in the lives of the individuals we care for. Every visit, every time.

Bayshore offers a wide range of health care services such as in home care, personal care, nursing and companionship services. These are available privately as well as through government care programs, personal or group insurance plans and workplace safety insurance.


Canadian Nurse Association 

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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College of Nurses of OntarioCollege of Nurses of Ontario

The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) regulates more than 180,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in Ontario.  Its statutory mandate is the protection of the public. 

CNO ensures that Ontario nurses are fit to practice in a manner that maintains the public’s confidence in the profession. To do this CNO sets entry requirements for becoming a nurse, establishes and promotes the standards for safe and ethical nursing practice, administers a quality assurance program, and enforces the standards of practice and conduct through discipline and rehabilitation. 
CNO works in partnership with nurses, employers, patients, government and educators so that everyone in Ontario benefits from safe, quality nursing services. 

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AltFanshawe College 

Fanshawe College's School of Nursing has a reputation for excellence across the province and country.  The BScN program is a CASN accredited program and the PN program has received CNO Category 1 program approval.  Our programs develop well-rounded, skilled caregivers and leaders for careers in health care.  Students not only benefit from learning from experienced faculty, nurses, and practice leaders, they also have the opportunity to be educated in one of the top health care hubs in North America.

Fanshawe has well established clinical partnerships across southwestern Ontario allowing us to provide dynamic and exciting learning experiences for our students. Visit www.fanshawec.ca/nursing for program offerings.

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Financial Diva 

As a financial advisor, Risa VanMiddelkoop is licensed in all aspects of insurance and savings plans. As The Financial Diva, Risa has been helping clients since 2002, and specializes in assisting healthcare professionals.  Not only does she help clients determine a realistic family budget, she also helps them determine a plan to ensure their family is financially protected today and into their future.  


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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.



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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Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO)

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.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is also the provincial lead for Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations.  HPCO develops and updates materials for patients, caregivers, substitute decision makers, and health care providers to engage in Advance Care Planning Conversations, Goals of Care Discussions and Health Care Consent in alignment with Ontario’s legal landscape, and the HQO Palliative Care Quality Standard.  For more information please visit Speak Up Ontario at www.speakupontario.ca

Visit us at www.hpco.ca

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thehealthline.ca Information Network

Over 20,000 people use thehealthline.ca daily to find health and community services across Ontario. It is a free public resource that provides access to a comprehensive inventory of over 400 categories of services.


Access to accurate and up-to-date information is critical to supporting system navigation, and also to enabling change. If you need to know what services are available in your community and across all regions of Ontario, start with thehealthline.ca.

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London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Since 1875, we have provided patient care for the people of London, the region, and beyond. Many national and international medical breakthroughs have been pioneered at LHSC, to the benefit of patients at home and around the world. Through our affiliation with Western University, Fanshawe College and more than 30 other educational institutions, we train more than 1,800 medical and health care professionals annually.   


For more information about London Health Sciences Centre, please visit our website at www.lhsc.on.ca Working together to shape the future of health.

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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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OES Wellness Group Inc.

OES Wellness Group Inc. is a company that is dedicated to bringing Canadians the best in health and well-being that can be obtained through trade shows and conferences across Canada.

OES’s selection of personal wireless TENS/EMS unit for pain relief, core and muscles strengthening has many bases covered.  One of which OES is the Official Canadian Distributor, that has been approved by Health Canada as a Class II Medical Device.

OES also has a selection of hot/cold therapies a reusable pad or towels.  Specific items for specific ailments, back, shoulder, feet, or hands.  Warranties complete the experience.


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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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