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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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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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.


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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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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