Leadership Award in Health Equity


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This award is given to an RNAO member (RN/NP and/or Nursing Student) who identifies themselves from one of the following three (3) groups/communities: Indigenous or Black or 2SLGBTQI+ who advocates for one of these groups/communities. Three (3) awards, one for each of the three (3) groups/communities: Indigenous, Black and 2SLGBTQI+.

This individual:

  • acts as a change agent, mentors and supports members of their community to achieve their goals and mission
  • upholds and champions social justice, equitable treatment and fairness for equity seeking groups
  • engages in policy advocacy to address inequity, discrimination and racism against Black, Indigenous, and/or 2SLGBTQI+ persons or communities
  • actively collaborates with decision makers, MPPs/MPs, and other members of the health team and the public to address prejudices, stereotypes, racism, inequity and discrimination
  • promotes and advocates for inclusion, diversity, decolonization and respect of all individuals from equity seeking groups

Scoring will be 20 points for each of the five sections.