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RNAO Resolutions- Guidelines and information

*The deadline to submit resolutions to be considered at the 2019 AGM is December 10, 2018, 5:00pm EST*
Call for Resolutions - guidelines
The resolution must bear the signature(s) of RNAO member(s) in good standing for 2018
​A maximum one-page backgrounder must accompany each resolution (this one page is to INCLUDE references) and the font used must be no smaller than Arial 10 or Times New Roman 11. Margins on this one page must also be reasonable, e.g. an absolute minimum of 0.7 margin all around. 
For clarity of purpose and precision in the wording of your resolution, we recommend that each resolution include no more than three ‘Whereas’; and preferably only one, but never more than two, ‘Therefore Be It Resolved.'
Example of a successful resolution from the 2017 AGM:  
Funded Transportation Services for Seniors
Submitted by: Megan Kitchen, RN, Lambton ChapterConflict of interest declaration: Author is a volunteer for CHATS (Community & Home Assistance to Seniors).

WHEREAS lacking access to transportation services places seniors at higher risk for social isolation and can negatively affect an older adult’s physical, psychological and cognitive health (Government of Canada, 2014).

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) advocate to municipal, provincial and federal governments, for more funding for transportation services for seniors.

All resolutions will be reviewed by the Provincial Resolutions Committee. 
Chapters/Regions without chapters and Interest Groups who would like to submit a resolutions on their chapter/region without chapters or interest group's behalf must conduct proper consultation as determined by board policy.  Home office will assist with setting up online consultations. To see an example of an online consultation using a successful resolution from a previous AGM please click here. 
According to RNAO policy, the provincial resolutions committee shall prepare a report which shall be circulated to the Board and Members of the Association at least four (4) weeks before the date of the annual meeting. The report shall list the resolutions and those resolutions which have been set aside in accordance with the provisions of the policy. Consultation representatives will be given instructions on how to connect with resolution submitters prior to the AGM to ask questions.